Power cut knocks out traffic lights

Daily Echo: Power cut knocks out traffic lights Power cut knocks out traffic lights

MOTORISTS have been warned to stay vigilant after a power cut disabled nearly a mile of traffic lights in a major city centre route.

Traffic signals in Bassett Avenue from Chilworth roundabout to the junction of Burgess Road in Southampton have been disabled both ways following a power cut this morning.

Southampton City Council's highways department has advised drivers to take care on the route.

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9:54am Sat 4 Jan 14

chapelsaint says...

Perhaps a copper or two to direct/control the traffic would be useful!
Perhaps a copper or two to direct/control the traffic would be useful! chapelsaint
  • Score: 2

10:34am Sat 4 Jan 14

Cyber__Fug says...

Normally when the lights are out the traffic moves more freely.
Normally when the lights are out the traffic moves more freely. Cyber__Fug
  • Score: 18

10:48am Sat 4 Jan 14

willygetaway says...

free flowing traffic in Southampton ?? quick lets ruin it
free flowing traffic in Southampton ?? quick lets ruin it willygetaway
  • Score: -1

11:07am Sat 4 Jan 14

dango says...

Cyber__Fug wrote:
Normally when the lights are out the traffic moves more freely.
totally agreed; every time the lights at Wilton Ave/ ill Lane are out the traffic flows much better
[quote][p][bold]Cyber__Fug[/bold] wrote: Normally when the lights are out the traffic moves more freely.[/p][/quote]totally agreed; every time the lights at Wilton Ave/ ill Lane are out the traffic flows much better dango
  • Score: 7

11:08am Sat 4 Jan 14

focus19 says...

Way to many Traffic lights in Southampton which is the main cause of congestion in most places. They must cost a fortune in Electricity bills , another way the city could save money is by getting rid of SOME and replacing with roundabouts maybe? Civic Centre flows better when the lights are out no congestion at all. Bassett Avenue/Burgess Rd lights need sorting out as inbound traffic suddenly goes from 2 lanes to 1 confuses loads of motorist as they seem to think its 2 lanes all the way to Stag Gates.
Way to many Traffic lights in Southampton which is the main cause of congestion in most places. They must cost a fortune in Electricity bills , another way the city could save money is by getting rid of SOME and replacing with roundabouts maybe? Civic Centre flows better when the lights are out no congestion at all. Bassett Avenue/Burgess Rd lights need sorting out as inbound traffic suddenly goes from 2 lanes to 1 confuses loads of motorist as they seem to think its 2 lanes all the way to Stag Gates. focus19
  • Score: 5

11:25am Sat 4 Jan 14

beiroot says...

It's no coincidence that the traffic seems to flow when the lights are out.but will anyone from the appropriate authority notice? The Global Warming brigade should jump on this as a lot more carbon is spewed out from traffic congestion not to mention the electricity involved.
It's no coincidence that the traffic seems to flow when the lights are out.but will anyone from the appropriate authority notice? The Global Warming brigade should jump on this as a lot more carbon is spewed out from traffic congestion not to mention the electricity involved. beiroot
  • Score: 3

12:06pm Sat 4 Jan 14

Linesman says...

The news item states. "Motorists have been warned to stay vigilant after a power cut disabled nearly a mile of traffic lights in a major city centre route."

It should be noted that there was no mention of Cyclists.

No doubt this is because the majority of them do not take any notice of traffic lights anyway.
The news item states. "Motorists have been warned to stay vigilant after a power cut disabled nearly a mile of traffic lights in a major city centre route." It should be noted that there was no mention of Cyclists. No doubt this is because the majority of them do not take any notice of traffic lights anyway. Linesman
  • Score: 3

3:10pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

Linesman wrote:
The news item states. "Motorists have been warned to stay vigilant after a power cut disabled nearly a mile of traffic lights in a major city centre route."

It should be noted that there was no mention of Cyclists.

No doubt this is because the majority of them do not take any notice of traffic lights anyway.
You mean minority, not majority, the majority obey traffic lights, only times we don't have to is if we are able to use a shared/segregated path to bypass a red light or, like motorists, if we get directed to go through a red light by an appropriate authority figure which has happened to me before when there was an RTI that closed the rail bridge by St. Mary's stadium, also, we can legally dismount, run across a junction and get back on at the other side if we want to.
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: The news item states. "Motorists have been warned to stay vigilant after a power cut disabled nearly a mile of traffic lights in a major city centre route." It should be noted that there was no mention of Cyclists. No doubt this is because the majority of them do not take any notice of traffic lights anyway.[/p][/quote]You mean minority, not majority, the majority obey traffic lights, only times we don't have to is if we are able to use a shared/segregated path to bypass a red light or, like motorists, if we get directed to go through a red light by an appropriate authority figure which has happened to me before when there was an RTI that closed the rail bridge by St. Mary's stadium, also, we can legally dismount, run across a junction and get back on at the other side if we want to. Ginger_cyclist
  • Score: -2

3:14pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

beiroot wrote:
It's no coincidence that the traffic seems to flow when the lights are out.but will anyone from the appropriate authority notice? The Global Warming brigade should jump on this as a lot more carbon is spewed out from traffic congestion not to mention the electricity involved.
Traffic would flow even better with less cars on the road.
[quote][p][bold]beiroot[/bold] wrote: It's no coincidence that the traffic seems to flow when the lights are out.but will anyone from the appropriate authority notice? The Global Warming brigade should jump on this as a lot more carbon is spewed out from traffic congestion not to mention the electricity involved.[/p][/quote]Traffic would flow even better with less cars on the road. Ginger_cyclist
  • Score: -2

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