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Traffic signal hacked?

Original post made by asharpe, Downtown North, on Oct 25, 2011

It appears that either the traffic signal at Lytton and Alma (at the train station) was hacked, or someone had extremely poor judgement.

Instead of the usual voice telling you it's ok to cross either the "driveway" or Alma, it now says (I think) "Let's Vote!" Well, I'll tell you, the fidelity of the speakers is not very good, and with the traffic, I heard, "Let's Go!". I smell a *very* large lawsuit against the City of Palo Alto the first time a blind person hears that, and walks into oncoming traffic on Alma.

Could someone actually have been that stupid to modify a *safety* feature of a traffic signal at a busy intersection? Or, did someone actually hack into the signals, and change the phrase it says?

Either way, this worries the hell out of me.

Andrew

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Posted by Crescent Park Dad
a resident of Crescent Park
on Oct 25, 2011 at 8:30 pm

So instead of getting all worked up about it and taking too much time to write your comments here - why don't you call the city and tell them about the problem instead?


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Posted by asharpe
a resident of Downtown North
on Oct 25, 2011 at 9:13 pm

I have already done so. Why did you think I hadn't?


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Posted by Crescent Park Dad
a resident of Crescent Park
on Oct 26, 2011 at 12:22 pm

Because you didn't say you did...


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