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Reporting A Broken Traffic Light

August 14, 2014
A line of cars sit in traffic

At some point during their lives on the road, most drivers are going to encounter a highly annoying and inconvenient reality: A broken traffic light. After your sighs and grunts of frustration have died out, it’s time to spring into action to get the light fixed. So what can you do?

  • Call 5-1-1. That’s all you have to do! This will connect you to the Georgia Department of Transportation, who will take down the information about the malfunctioning traffic light and send crews to fix the problem.
  • Before you leave home, check the real time traffic map. The GDOT also has an interactive map of all the roadways in Georgia with icons representing all types of traffic problems, construction work and any kind of delays that might make your trip frustrating.

As always, don’t forget to treat a broken traffic light just as you would treat a 4-way stop. Exercise appropriate caution, watch out for your fellow drivers and have a safe roadway experience!


About the Author

A Georgia native, Rachael Wheeler works as a Web Support Specialist for GeorgiaGov. She writes about a variety of current topics relevant to the Georgia government.


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