An idea ignored, accidents go on

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webmaster | 10/02/12

Recently there was an “accident” at the intersection of Gateway and Cleveland. Many years ago I was talking to a city traffic worker on the way that green light gives a false indication of right-of-way and suggested an arrow for the left turn across the tracks.

He said there weren’t enough relays in the control box to do that. I told him “Give me a yellow arrow light and I can fix it in 30 minutes.”

All that needs to be done is change that green light to the yellow arrow, no relays or anything. Suggestion denied, so accidents continue.

That light on Sherwood and Country Club is the same way. Traffic going left off of Sherwood gets a green light when they need to “yield” to those coming out of the parking lot that are going straight on to Sherwood.

Good thing Madera is not named ‘Allstate’ because we are NOT in good hands.

Bill Hoffrage,
Madera

 

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