Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Round Rock, TX, USA
I agree with you guys... Where I live was once a "small town". After meeting the guys who maintained the traffic signals in the "city limits", we became friends. I now only need call the office, leave a voicemail that an intersection is malfunctioning and they will resolve it. When asked, I also use my motorcycle in the "setting" process.
That is very helpful.
When we first met I got the "chapter and verse" that "It works for cars." The discussion got on to the topic of "licensed vehicles" and, since my motorcycle fit the description, they agreed the technology should function properly.
This required a 'rewire' of the street... not complicated, but it does cost some $.
Another problem was they were directed by "management" to run the systems on "lower" power to extend the life of the sensor.. (of course, after re-wire, they now run it on MEDIUM anyway..)
The final discussion point, all just very low key, was to say to them... "Ok, so, if a light totally malfunctions, what is the the law?" They said, "The law allows you to proceed when it is safe to do so." I replied, "Great.. please, remember this discussion because when the malfunction of this light forces me to follow the letter of that law, I will explain our discussion with the judge and that I am following your direction."
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