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August 18, 1995

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How are vehicles such as school buses, which cannot turn right on red, supposed to activate stoplights if the detection devices aren't installed in the right-hand lane?

Terese Gorman, city engineer, said she was aware of the problem a single school bus faces at 33rd and Iowa streets, where no "detector loops" are installed in the right-turn lane for traffic turning south onto Iowa.

Usually, other traffic in the intersection triggers a change in signals. This complaint, however, involves a driver who travels early enough in the morning so that few vehicles are rolling through, Gorman said.

"Once Target opens, it may not be an issue," Gorman said. "But we're looking at some possibilities."

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