Traffic lights are a prop item found at most street corners. Traffic lights appear in every Midnight Club. In some races, these lights can signal the start of the race. Traffic lights play a more major role in Midnight Club: Los Angeles as police pursuits can be started from turning on red or driving through a red light. Traffic lights also are the location of Red Light Racing, a race mode where the player must get from one intersection to a landmark without the help of checkpoints. To new players, this can be confusing without a well knowledge of the Los Angeles map.
- Traffic signals usually are stylized the way they appear in the city they are based off of. For example, Los Angeles traffic signals are based off of real southern California style lights.
- In Midnight Club: Los Angeles' multiplayer, traffic lights are always green.
- In Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition's Detroit, the traffic signal's timing can be thrown off by stopping on the bridge. For example, if the light turns yellow, it can be held yellow by staying idle on the bridge. This can cause huge traffic jams off the bridge.
- In Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition's Detroit, one traffic signal never changes red. This light is located at the exit of the interstate tunnel downtown. Instead of fully cycling, it changes to yellow and then cycles back to green. It is unknown if whether this is a glitch or if the developers intended it to be like this to prevent traffic from building up coming off of the highway.
- Midnight Club: Los Angeles is the only game in the series where a police pursuit can be initiated from running a red light.
- Midnight Club: Los Angeles is the only game in the series where the traffic signals are not destructible. This can cause some people to drive into the pole which could possibly cost you the race you are in.