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Do You Know What to Do When a Traffic Light Stops Working?

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With all of the technology around us that helps keep the world running, it can be hard to imagine what things used to be like before that tech existed. How could people have lived without all of this amazing stuff? Well, every once in a while we get to find out. As amazing as all of this tech is, it isn’t indestructible, and can sometimes come crashing down.

Take for instance one of the most important bits of technology for drivers, especially those traveling through cities: Stoplights. These simple bits of tech may not seem like a big deal, but when they go down, they can cause quite a commotion.

Who Would Have Thought Traffic Lights Would Have Such an Impact

As drivers, everyone expects that everything will go their way. Cars will drive on the right side of the road, drivers will stay in their lanes, and use turn signals when needed. When something like this doesn’t work properly, such as a driver not signaling their turn or lane change, it can be frustrating.

What can be more frustrating, and even confusing for some, is when a traffic light goes down. Traffic lights can go down for a few different reasons, such as:

  • Power outage
  • Computer failure
  • Maintenance

When this occurs, all of the lights in the intersection will either blink the red light on and off, or they will go black entirely. This can cause a lot of confusion for drivers who were expecting the light to be working and telling them how to proceed through the intersection.

So, what are drivers supposed to do when they come across and intersection with stoplights that are not working?

How to Drive Through Downed Stoplights

The answer to that questions is actually very simple and straight forward. When stoplights go down, drivers are supposed to treat the intersection the same way they would one controlled by stop signs.

This means that drivers need to come to a full stop before entering the intersection. They should allow other drivers who reached the limit line before them to go first. So long as everyone is polite and takes their turn, things will move smoothly.

Some drivers assume that if the road they are on is a main road, and the other one a minor one, they on the main road do not have to stop. This is wrong. All cars in all directions have to stop before entering the intersection. Ironically, by stopping this keeps traffic moving in all directions.

Everyone has seen a working stoplight intersection before, and can reproduce it on a smaller, turn-based scale. For example, the traffic could proceed as follows, one car at a time per lane:

    1. Cars on the up and down road seeking to make a left can go first.

    2. Cars going straight on the up and down road go next.

    3. Cars making left turns on the right and left road go next.

    4. Cars going straight on the right and left roads go next.

    5. Repeat the process.

So long as everyone works together, things will run smoothly.

Just Take Turns

Dealing with a downed traffic light isn’t exactly fun. When people are driving, they expect everything to be working properly so that they can get to their destination on time. With all of the technology at our disposal, this should be easy, but sometimes, tech fails.

Something as small as a traffic light going down can greatly slow down a person’s commute. However, trying to rush through a down intersection only create more problems for everyone else. It is in everybody’s interest to work together and take turns.

Do you have another good example of when a small bit of tech goes down that had a bigger impact than you might have guessed? Share it in the comments down below.

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Upland Bail Bond Store to the Rescue

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Unfortunately, California jails are overcrowded with convicts serving short sentences and recently arrested individuals who cannot post bail. Do not let your loved one be one of those people sitting in jail with other potentially dangerous and intimidating strangers. Help them post bail. Upland Bail Bond Store will help you do just that.

  • 24/7 statewide availability
  • Affordable bail bonds and customized payment plans
  • 0% interest
  • No hidden fees
  • Discounts available
  • Cash, credit, debit, and checks accepted
  • Convenient and secure online payment portal
  • Free consultations
  • Friendly and hardworking licensed professionals
  • Confidential, fast service

Start your free consultation with Upland Bail Bond Store today so we can get your loved one bailed out of that cold, uncomfortable, and overcrowded jail.

Speak with a professional from Upland Bail Bond Store online, or at 866-736-6977 .

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College Students and Real Life

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Students returning to college ought to remember they are now legal adults. If they get in trouble, they can face serious consequences that parents might not be able to fix. Parents will definitely help out as much as possible, but they cannot make the problem go away like they could have before.

So say a student is arrested for a DUI after a party. They were driving while under the influence and they are underage to begin with. Instead of being released back to their parent’s custody, they will have to stand in court and prepare for any consequences like a revoked license, fines, and possible jail time. The school may also suspend or expel the student. Their parents cannot sweet talk anyone to make the whole thing go away, but they can certainly help calm nerves and bail the student out of jail as soon as possible. Upland Bail Bond Store will help with this part as well, providing the low-cost bail bond that the student needs.

It can be a harsh reality, becoming an adult and realizing that bad actions result in very serious consequences. We hope you, or a loved one, will never need our bail bond services but if you do, do not hesitate to contact Upland Bail Bond Store.

You can get in touch with one of our bail agents by clicking Chat With Us or calling 866-736-6977.

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Know Your Rights When You Are Arrested

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Back in 1966, the Miranda Rights did not exist. That means the police were not required to tell arrestees that they had the right to a lawyer and the right to remain silent. Some defendants would confess to a crime they did not commit because they were simply tired of the questioning, which could have included tactics that are considered antagonizing. These are false, coerced confessions.

Finally the law changed, and the Miranda Rights were introduced to prevent those kinds of confessions and to enlighten defendants of their full rights.

Most defendants also have the right to bail, but some are not so lucky since a judge can deny bail to defendants who are accused of heinous crimes or are considered especially dangerous.

Upland Bail Bond Store will help protect your right to bail. So if you, or a loved one, needs a bail bond, has questions regarding bail bonds, or would like to start with a free consultation, please reach out to Upland Bail Bond Store.

You can reach a professional online, or at 866-736-6977 .

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What Does the New Presidency Mean for Immigrants?

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With Donald Trump as our new President Elect, many immigrants across country have worries about their safety and status. Unfortunately, we do not have any answers as to what the changes for immigrants are going to be. We caution you now, especially if you are an immigrant or have loved ones who are, to know and understand your rights. It may be critical for you to take precautions and really educate yourself on your rights. You have to protect yourself and Upland Bail Bond Store will do what we can if you ever need our assistance, but we hope you will not need our help.

Immigrants who are taken into custody have the right

  • To a lawyer.
  • To contact their consulate.
  • To remain silent.
  • To bail.

It is important for you to keep your immigrant papers in a safe place and always carry necessary documentation with you. Make copies for family members as well.

If you are eligible for bail and need a more affordable method than cash bail, we urge you to contact Upland Bail Bond Store by calling 866-736-6977 or clicking Chat With Us online.

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What Happens On Social Media Does Not Stay There, It Comes Back for You

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So much good has come from the dominance of social media in our lives: we remain connected with friends and family, we have more ways to access news, and we get involved with important matters. At the same time, quite a bit of bad can come from social media. Sometimes, this bad comes from our decision to post a status update or photos, ones that we do not initially think to be something that can be used against us.

For instance:

You are suspected of shooting someone. The police go back on your Instagram and find a photo, posted quite some time ago, of you with the same gun that was used in the crime. That’s incriminating evidence.

You post a photo of your initials carved into a tree. This tree is in a national park and you forgot that defacing nature in national parks is a crime. You post the photo, and now you are being fined.

You make a joke and post a status update saying you will be hurting someone at work tomorrow. Next thing you know, the police are there and they do not find your joke funny.

A bunch of your friends have posted a really awesome scenic photo. You do the same, finally, but you get caught doing it because in order to get that specific angle, you have to trespass onto private property.

There are plenty of instances of social media leading to someone’s arrest and police and investigators are relying on social media more and more these days to get what they need.

If you, or someone you know has been arrested and need to be bailed out of jail, Upland Bail Bond Store can take care of that. Just call us anytime at 866-736-6977 or chat with a representative online.