What happens to Athens Clarke County traffic signals when they lose power?
It depends. Typically the signal will go “dark”. However, some of our existing traffic signals have a battery back-up system (Uninterruptible Power Supply – UPS) that can maintain either normal or flash operation of the traffic signal. Typically the UPS is capable of maintaining power for only a few hours. It is still crucial to remember that if the traffic signals do go “dark”, Georgia State Law §40-6-70 dictates that motorists shall treat the intersection as an all-way stop sign, unless an officer is directing traffic.

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1. How do I get a traffic signal installed?
2. Will a traffic signal reduce crashes at our intersection?
3. How do I get a stop sign installed? (Includes additional signs at existing 2-way stops)
4. Why do I have to wait so long at a traffic signal?
5. So how does Athens-Clarke County time its traffic signals?
6. How do I report a missing or damaged street sign?
7. How can I get my curb painted yellow?
8. What about installing Children at Play signs?
9. Wouldn't additional speed limit signs help to slow traffic?
10. Who maintains traffic signals in Athens Clarke County?
11. Who maintains Flashing School Zone Lights?
12. How do signals for pedestrians work?
13. Is it possible for two conflicting directions of traffic at a signalized intersection to receive green lights at the same time?
14. What happens to Athens Clarke County traffic signals when they lose power?
15. Why does a traffic signal change for no reason when vehicles are not present?
16. What are the cameras at traffic signals for?
17. How much does a traffic signal cost?
18. How do I report a damaged or malfunctioning traffic signal?