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    Man Accused of Changing Traffic Lights

    Mon Apr 17, 6:14 PM ET


    A man who said he bought a device that let him change traffic lights from red to green has received a $50 ticket on suspicion of interfering with a traffic signal.

    Jason Niccum of Longmont told the Daily Times-Call that the device, which he bought on eBay for $100, helped him cut his time driving to work.

    "I guess in the two years I had it, that thing paid for itself," he told the newspaper Wednesday.

    Niccum was cited March 29 after police said they found him using a strobe-like device to change traffic signals.

    "I'm always running late," police quoted Niccum as saying in an incident report.

    The device, called an Opticon, is similar to what firefighters use to change lights when they respond to emergencies. It emits an infrared pulse that receivers on the traffic lights pick up.

    Niccum was cited after city traffic engineers who noticed repeated traffic-light disruptions on certain intersections spotted a white Ford pickup passing by whenever the light patterns were disrupted.

    City traffic engineer Joe Olson said traffic engineers plan to update the city's Opticon system this year to block unauthorized light-changing signals.

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    Information from: Daily Times-Call, http://www.longmontfyi.com


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    I found this to be quite disturbing especially if several people are changing the traffic lights, especially in an emergency situation.
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    A Smile

    A smile cost nothing, but gives so much.

    It enriches those who receive it,
    without making poorer those who give.
    It takes but a moment, but the memory
    of it sometimes lasts forever.

    None is so rich or mighty that he
    can get along without it,
    and none is so poor but that
    he can be made rich by it.

    A smile creates happiness in the home,
    fosters goodwill in business,
    and is the countersign of friendship.

    It brings rest to the weary,
    cheer to the discouraged, sunshine to the sad,
    and it is nature's best antidote for trouble.

    Yet it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed,
    or stolen, for it is something that is of no
    value to anyone until it is given away.

    Some people are too tired to give you a smile.
    Give them one of yours, as none needs a smile
    so much as he who has no more to give.

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    50 bucks????? WTH?? Can the fine be HIGHER? Like $50,000? Because it's dangerous and what if something went bonker with full of vehicle accidents when he uses it? OR can he spend many days in jail?
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