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What Do You Do At An Intersection Where the Traffic Lights Are Out?

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This happens a few times each year, a power outage or storm will knock out the traffic lights at intersections around town. I was always taught to treat this situation as a 4-way stop. All cars come to a stop and then proceed through like there was a stop sign at each corner.

However, I’d noticed that not everyone follows this rule. Some people just slow a bit, some don’t at all. So I wondered what you would do in that situation.

See what the Lite 98.7 staff says then let us know what you think in the comments below.

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