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Spalding traffic lights issue down to 'driver error?'

A believed fault with traffic lights in Spalding on Friday (July 6) could have actually been due to 'driver error'.

Lincolnshire County Council explained that a temporary power outage caused the lights at High Street and Church Street to stop working last Saturday morning (June 29) at around 9am.

However, it was a separate issue that caused the problems on Friday last week.

The traffic lights at Church Street with High Street in Spalding. (13435088)
The traffic lights at Church Street with High Street in Spalding. (13435088)

We reported how motorists were stuck in long queues of at least 20 minutes during the morning rush hour due to the green right turn filter light 'not working'.

A spokesperson for Lincolnshire County Council told us: "The issue on the Saturday morning (June 29) was caused by a temporary power outage, after which we needed to reset the system."

"We did investigate following reports of problems on Friday morning, but could find no technical issues with the lights.

"We suspect the situation may have resulted from people not proceeding past the stop line during the full green light that controls that approach, which would mean the sensors couldn't detect their vehicles."


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