Microprocessor Optimised Vehicle Actuation (MOVA) SYSTEM – CHURCH LANE/FARRAR LANE TRAFFIC LIGHTS, ADEL – UPDATE

I have been approached by a local resident to ask about two recent collisions at this junction. I asked the police if they were aware of the accidents and they advised me as follows:

“I believe the first was due to the work that they were doing on the lights at the time which had caused a slight obstruction and obscured people’s view. In relation to the second I believe this was due to the driver being blinded by the sun. When the sun is low those lights are poor to see, an improvement would be welcomed.”

I then took up the issue of poor visibility with the Urban Traffic Management & Control Manager and he advised me as follows:

“You will be pleased to know that as part of the scheme to put MOVA timings on these signals, we are in the process of renovating the signals. A new controller will be installed shortly, capable of running LED lamps. The visibility should be significantly improved.”