Here's a tip for UDOT in its fight against copper theft along state highways: I once owned a car produced in 1985, which had a system monitoring each light bulb in the vehicle. When a light circuit was opened by the breaking of a filament in a light bulb, a warning message was displayed. With this information, I knew which bulb to replace.

UDOT should apply this 27-year-old technology to its highway wiring systems. When a copper thief cuts a line, UDOT's control center would be able to direct an immediate police response.

Loren Minert

Salt Lake City