Super Staten Solar Stop Signs

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New LED Flashing Stop Sign (with Solar Power Source)

I found this Stop sign on the corner of Kissel Avenue and Snug Harbor Road near the entrance to Snug Harbor Little League. It appears to be a test model of a new generation of Stop signs that blink LED lights to be more visible to motorists at night. That’s good for pedestrians trying to cross the street at night.

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In addition it is solar powered, so it even works during blackouts. They retail for about $1,100. Coming to a block near you?

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