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Uninterruptible Power Supply, coming to a traffic light near you

Major intersections on Johannesburg roads have experienced 182 traffic lights outages per month since 2013, according to Traffic FreeFlow. Faults, cable theft and power cuts have been cited as major reason behind traffic lights outages.

Only in Beyers Naude, Malibongwe, William Nicol and Witkoppen were 5000 outages recorded since 2013.

Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA)'s Acting MD, Mpho Kau spoke to John about how the JRA plans on improving the situation.

Said Kau:

We are rolling out (Uninterruptible Power Supply) UPS installations in all major intersections were there are traffic signals. We have indeed experienced problems in the past, where the bulk of the outages have been due to power outages. The UPS will enable us to get at least 8 hours of uninterrupted power supply in case of power outages.

Mpho Kau, Acting MD at Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA)

We have started in the previous financial year with an installation of 28 of these [UPS units] and have successfully tested them. We have also try to check if they will be able to deal with the vandalism and theft that happened to the previous ones. They are difficult to be stolen, they are heavy and you can't open it - unless you use explosives.

Mpho Kau, Acting MD at Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA)

Below are some faulty traffic lights responses on Twitter:


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