Manual changing of traffic lights - Nsar
In the last week I have spotted people stood near traffic lights in London holding a device (about twice the size of a mobile) pointing it at traffic lights I imagine to make them change.

On both occassions the person has been casually dressed and standing about 10-15m from the lights. Neither was a particularly major set of lights, quite minor in fact.

I have been on my way somewhere on both occasions so not had the chance to stop, but the device looked like something designed for the job, ie quite chunky/ruggedised with a line of buttons down it, maye 5 or 6.

Never seen it before and twice in 2 days has registered in my brain, hence question.

Maybe time to buy gold bullion if there's a big job going down.....
Manual changing of traffic lights - L'escargot
You can do it yourself.
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Manual changing of traffic lights - sierraman
I recall the ppolice used to operate lights from the control box,pressing buttons on the side.They had a key to turn on the manual control.
Manual changing of traffic lights - Nsar
Bit of an odd place for you to be knocking about Mr Snail? I thought you were pure as the driven?
Manual changing of traffic lights - bell boy
so a mobile phone on camera settings wont work then :-(
Manual changing of traffic lights - Lygonos
You'll probably find they were surveying the traffic. Each of the buttons on the chunky device equates to a different vehicle type, eg. car/bus/lorry/bicycle/etc.

Nothing to do with the traffic lights themselves.
Manual changing of traffic lights - Nsar
Possibly, but they both seemed to be concentrating on the lights rather than the vehicles.
Manual changing of traffic lights - Lygonos
Probably bored stupid by the mindless button poking!
Manual changing of traffic lights - L'escargot
......... Mr Snail? I thought
you were pure as the driven?


:-D

 

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