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MAYWOOD ADOPTS NOVEL SYSTEM TO SPEED APPARATUS RESPONSE

Issue 3 and Volume 108.

MAYWOOD ADOPTS NOVEL SYSTEM TO SPEED APPARATUS RESPONSE Traffic Lights Ahead Controlled By Radio Beam From Moving Apparatus THE Continental Communications, Inc., 452 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago 10, Illinois, have developed a radio transmitter and receiver unit which enables the emergency vehicle operators to control the traffic signal lights as it approaches them. This is accomplished by means of the transmission of a radio signal to an automatic receiver in the traffic signal control box which activates the signal lights and indicates a fourway stop, and which is intended to clear the intersection of all moving traffic. The Village of Maywood, Ill., conducted tests with this unit, the “ConTec” radio emergency traffic control system, in December, 1954, and January, 1955; and on February 3, 1955, became the first municipality to authorize the installation of this new safety device. A primary hazard of emergency vehicles on call through streets overcrowded with…

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