reply to Lurch77
Re: About that incandescent light bulb ban...
said by Lurch77:So if you see a traffic light out, say due to a power failure or malfunction, you just floor it? You just blindly let the signals do all of the thinking for you? said by fifty nine:
And if you're driving and you can't see the light, I hope you'll use your common sense instead.
Common sense? If I don't see red, I floor it.
So what. We had two large storms this year that knocked out power and killed traffic lights anyway. What you are describing is a rare occurrence in a heavy snowstorm. That's what emergency services are for and that's why drivers should always use caution when approaching an intersection. To do anything else is rolling the dice with yours and others lives.
The picture I posted was just an example. The picture, as you can tell, was taken after the storm subsided. When I went to work that morning, between the sticking snow completely blocking the lights, and the blowing snow in the air, you couldn't see anything red, yellow, or green. When drivers needed the brightest lights possible, we ended up with the opposite. I don't think there were any accidents that day because of them, but it sure made the morning rush hour commute rougher than it needed to be.
Sounds to me like you guys are finding each and every excuse to cry about change. Every minor fault is amplified 1000 times to fit an agenda. You like incandescents, we get it. But the alternatives are much better in many ways, and change is coming whether you like it or not.
We can talk about fixes all day long, but if they city doesn't make any, it is still going to be a bitching point. As for the website you linked, it is extremely lacking in content. They don't even show any installed or working examples.