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Town of Paradise Valley now utilizing traffic signal prioritization technology

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The traffic signal preemption allows an emergency vehicle to halt conflicting traffic thus creating right-of-way for the traveling emergency vehicle, which officials say reduce response times. (File Photos/DigitalFreePress)
Paradise Valley emergency services can now move quicker through town
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Officials at Town Hall are reporting the utilization of traffic signal preemption — which officials say is also refereed to as ‘traffic signal prioritization’ — is a system that allows Paradise Valley first responders to change the traffic signals when an emergency call out occurs.

The traffic signal preemption allows an emergency vehicle to halt conflicting traffic thus creating right-of-way for the traveling emergency vehicle, which officials say reduce response times, according to Paradise Valley Town Manger Andrew Ching.

In Mr. Ching’s weekly Town Manager Report, the town’s 13 signalized intersections are now equipped with pre-emption devices wheres the Public Works Department is testing all pre-emptions over the next 30 days to document any faulty devices.

If any devices are found to be faulty, Mr. Ching reports, the town will remove and replace the devices still under warranty from the manufacture, Tomar.

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