Letter: Hey DOT, traffic lights need battery back-ups… now!

Posted 12/1/20

To the editor:

This was the second time this year that Barrington lost power. I had to drive across town during both blackouts. What I witnessed was a potential for a life changing accident. At …

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Letter: Hey DOT, traffic lights need battery back-ups… now!

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To the editor:

This was the second time this year that Barrington lost power. I had to drive across town during both blackouts. What I witnessed was a potential for a life changing accident. At the middle school intersection and White Church intersection people didn’t even slow down to go through.

Please remember an intersection becomes a STOP SIGN.

There are five lights in our town. Something has to be done.

DOT, my smoke detector is hard wired in my house but a 9 volt battery immediately kicks in when we lose power to work. How about some battery back-up attached to a blinking red light automatically starts when power is lost? This will stop people. This is not a million dollar idea.

Greg Graustein

Barrington

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