|October 16, 2002|
Dear Access board,
Hello! I am Jason Holloway. [ ... ] I am a member of the National Federation of the blind. I had he privilege of attending the access board hearings regarding audible traffic signals. I found the hearings in Portland very informative. I personally believe that there are some intersections that are tricky and audible signals that let the pedestrian know what direction they need to cross could be beneficial. However, to put audible traffic signals in every intersection is unnecessary. Most intersections are easy to cross and chirping sounds that do not give a clue to what direction to cross is useless.
I urge the board to recommend installing audible traffic signals in only the most difficult intersections. To put audible signals in every intersections would be expensive and unnecessary.
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