Letters – Traffic light causes driver headaches


The red lights at the corners of South Medina and State Park Road and Mockingbird Lane and Highway 142 are inefficient.
At all hours of the day or night, you sit at a red light with no other cars in sight, burning up gas!
According to the U.S. Dept. of Energy, “idling for 10 minutes a day pollutes the air and uses approximately a whole tank of gas a year.” Ex

cessive idling can cause a buildup of fuel residues on engine components, which leads to an increase in fuel consumption by 4 to 5 percent.
School traffic is a time when these lights are needed, but the rest of the time the lights should be flashing. Lockhart needs to become environmentally friendly: Stop pollution and stop gas consumption.
Sally Haddox


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