Smyrna Has New Traffic Lights. I Thought I Was Hallucinating.
By Rhonda Burgess, Moving to Nashville TN Real Estate Specialist
(Southern Living Realty Partners)
The town of Smyrna, Tennessee has installed new traffic lights with advance warning flashers (AWF) at several intersections. These new lights are located in several locations including Old Nashville Highway at Rocky Fork Road, Lowry Street at Nolan Drive and Lowry Street at Aviation Parkway. "Studies have shown that accidents have been reduced by them. Drivers pay more attention to it, " said David King, the town's public works director, as reported in the Daily News Journal. These new traffic lights are intended to curb red-light runners. I know it certainly got my attention but not in the way intended. Please see below. In case you are not familiar with an AWF, it is a ring of flashing lights around the red light that flashes a couple of times a second while the light is red. I encou...