Students, dignitaries kick off Idle-Free Month

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  • Man About Town Syracuse, UT
    Sept. 1, 2011 2:20 p.m.

    Perhaps this is not what you're looking for, but I have a couple of suggestions:

    Time the city stoplights so that if a person stops, and then proceeds at the speed limit at the next green, they can make it through more than one block without another stop, idle, go, stop, idle go, etc.

    Second, when driving on lonely roads in western Davis County at night, whenever I approach a four-way stoplight and I am the only person in sight in EVERY direction, the light invariably turns red and stops me. Why is this? Is it a programmed response in the motion detectors on the traffic lights to keep drivers from speeding? It's not random, it happens EVERY time.

    I can't begin to guess how much gas is wasted by this when I am just driving at the speed limit and have to stop and wait for 1-2 minutes at each light for NO DISCERNIBLE REASON every time I drive.

    Next, use more motion sensors instead of timed lights around the city, because when I am sitting staring at an empty road at a stoplight, I am wasting gas needlessly. Turn green and let me go!

  • jp3 Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 1, 2011 1:01 p.m.

    I didn't see Gov. Herbert there. Where was he? Oh yeah, he's too busy planning his next tea party "rally"--ideology over action.

  • utebyuhouse Bluffdale, UT
    Sept. 1, 2011 12:59 p.m.

    There is a meat processing facility around 3600 s. and 500 w. that constantly sends smoke into the air. when conditions are right, I can see the smoke lingering, remaining close to the ground. What is being done about businesses like this (there is another facility, not sure what kind or the name, just off of 215)? The burden is not only on vehicles!!!