Letter: Are traffic lights at Hollywood and Highway 33 screwed up on purpose?

So, is the city trying for us to the ‘catch the wave,’ cause accidents, or save gas?

To the editor:

The city wants us to ‘catch the wave’ on Springfield Road but wants us to waste our gas waiting for the light at Hollywood and Hwy 33.

At approximately 6 a.m. last Saturday I was at Hollywood Road waiting to go through the light at Hwy33 when the light turned yellow for traffic on Hwy 33, instead of my light turning green. After that the light for Hwy 33 came back to green with advanced left turn light also for Hwy 33 traffic.

Now normally that’s the end of the story—the lights are screwed up—no big deal.

But again, I was at the light this Wednesday morning—same thing happened except this time a car almost ran the light because he was thinking his light should be changing to green.

As I was sitting in the Tim Horton’s lot waiting to get my coffee I noticed the light do the same thing three more times before I got the coffee.

So, is the city trying for us the ‘catch the wave,’ cause accidents, or save gas?

Ian Wright,

Kelowna

 

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