Audible crossing signals for the blind now button operated...with written instructions?
Thursday, November 20, 20084 Comments
This reminds me of when my girlfriend's father joked that rumble strips on country roads loading up to stop signs are to alert blind drivers of a stop sign ahead.
Several cities have these audible signals in place and in many cases residents in the area complain about them going all night and keeping them awake. But couldn't we find some common ground where the signals only come on when someone is actually at the intersection, or regulate them to only beep a fraction above the decibel level of background noise so that local residents aren't bothered, but the blind can still make reasonable use of them?
Am I missing something? Thoughts anyone?