Accident at the crossroads of Sibari, there is controversy over the traffic lights while the question is reopened on a new roundabout

Accident at the crossroads of Sibari, there is controversy over the traffic lights while the question is reopened on a new roundabout
Accident at the crossroads of Sibari, there is controversy over the traffic lights while the question is reopened on a new roundabout
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CASSANO JONIO – After the umpteenth accident that took place yesterday afternoon on the Sibari crossroads and which resulted in 5 injuries, controversy is mounting on social media. There are many users and motorists who, in commenting on the news, have highlighted how the traffic light system located at the intersection between State Road 106 and State Road 534, in the Stombi area, is not well synchronized and that this situation is extremely dangerous for the road network.

We don’t know whether or not yesterday’s incident is related to the correct use or functioning of the light signaling system, but the various complaints have led us to understand more. Above all in the light of the recurrence of road accidents, even very serious ones, on that precise point of the state road and following the repeated requests of the mayor of Cassano Jonio, Gianni Papasso who for years has been asking for the removal of the traffic lights and the installation of a new roundabout.

This morning we went to the Sibari crossroads to check the conditions of the traffic light system. In the approximately 30 minutes of surveillance on the intersection, in reality, we did not notice any diachrony of the traffic light lamps, so no problem due to bad synchronization of the flashers. Rather, we recorded that the lamp life times (green and red), on the same spot, varied twice. In particular, with a non-scientific but empirical method, we have noticed that the green lamp positioned on the south side intersection of Statale 106 lasted 45 seconds in one detection and 32 seconds in a second detection.

At this point we asked Anas. “The traffic light – replied the national road agency – works correctly, they have not received any reports of non-functioning”. «The times on the Statale 534 and municipal road (Sibari Stombi) – they specified again from Anas – vary according to the traffic. It is a system that minimizes customer queues but always works with the same number of traffic lights».

In essence it is an intelligent traffic light. It checks the presence of cars on some lanes using electromagnetic loops so as not to turn on the green light when it is not needed, allowing cars on State Road 106 to have the green light for longer.

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Meanwhile, however, the controversy and doubts remain. As well as Mayor Papasso’s proposal to build a new roundabout to prevent that cursed intersection (regulated by more or less intelligent traffic lights) from causing more damage and problems than it has already done. Not only that, the construction of a new roundabout on the Stombi crossroads would also be a panacea for the entire archeology and museum area of ​​Sibari (very close to the area in question) which today remain literally prisoners of that crossroads.


The article is in Italian

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