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Date:110-07-21
Division:智慧運輸中心
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Traffic Light-activated Blank-out Signs Installed along LRT Gushan Road Section

【Kaohsiung News】 Road users beware! The Transportation Bureau has set up traffic light-activated blank-out signs along the Gushang Road section of Light Rail Transit (between Wufu 4th Road and Beidou Street). The blank-out signs will display "watch out for LRT when making a right turn" when the green light is on or "no right turn" when the through-traffic green light is on, reminding road users to follow the instruction and make their turns slowly to avoid collisions with the LRT.
According to the observation of the Transportation Bureau, the cause of most LRT collisions along the Da Nan Loop was because road users did not have a proper understanding of the through-traffic green arrow light and therefore made illegal right turns and collided with the LRT as a result.
In response to this issue, the Transportation Bureau set up traffic light-activated blank-out signs along the LRT Kaisyuan 2nd Road section to remind road users not to make turns when the through-traffic green arrow light is on. The traffic light-activated blank-out signs are installed at visible locations around the turns, so that the public can easily see them and follow the instruction to avoid collisions with the LRT. Blank-out signs have also been set up along the Gushan Road section.
Unlike Kaisyuan Road, which sits closely adjacent to the LRT rails, intersections along Gushan Road have some narrow spaces for vehicles stopping for red lights. However, due to the short distance between the LRT rails and vehicles, drivers may have to hit the brake immediately to stop for the red light on the side of the LRT rails after making turns. To prevent road users from ignoring changes of the traffic light on the side of the LRT rails, the Transportation Bureau has set up traffic light-activated blank-out signs along the LRT Gushang Road section (between Wufu 4th Road and Beidou Street). The blank-out signs will display "watch out for LRT when making a right turn" when the green light is on, reminding road users to follow the traffic lights.
The Transportation Bureau urges all road users to abide by traffic control measures. With the City Government’s plan to integrate the intelligent rail transportation systems with 5G, AIOT, and Internet of Vehicles, traffic safety at intersections along the LRT will be further improved in the future.
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Updated:2021-07-24