OPINION: Light mess

WITH reference to D. Durrand's letter (NM 14/10), I certainly agree with his comments regarding Bundaberg's chaotic traffic lights.

It has been obvious for years that Bundaberg's traffic lights are not being properly programmed and no one is doing anything about it.

To overcome this continuing and frustrating problem, I suggest the following course of action.

The first step is to get a true picture of traffic flow both during the day and night seven days a week using a data monitoring computer, because without this detailed information no one can properly program the lights.

The second step is to ensure that the person who is going to use this data is both experienced and capable of interpreting it and creating realistic and accurate programs for the lights.

Surely, other cities both in Australia and overseas must use computer-controlled lights, so why not seek their automated monitoring and programming information so they can guide our professionals.

It is a complete waste of time to ask or expect our current councillors or senior managers to do anything.

JOHN O WILLIAMS

Moore Park Beach



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