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The Eyewitness News Investigators
Controversy over product that allows anyone to change red lights to green from their car
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Take a look at this! this device can change traffic lights from green to red with just the push of a button... It's supposed to be used by police and fire crews... But- tonight- there's growing concern that it could fall into the wrong hands...with simply the click of a mouse.

The Eyewitness News investigators wanted to find out if it's putting your life at risk on the roads?  There are emergency responders in Rhode Island that can change certain traffic signals from red� to green�.they're devices like this one, they're installed inside vehicles�.but Eyewitness Newsuncovered anyone can get their hands on one, by simply using the internet.,,,not a device Bob Murray with triple a wants to see being sold to the public.  

"I think anyone who believes in traffic safety would condem the use of these devices." The prices range from 3 to 5 hundred dollars�and will only work if there's a remote system installed in the traffic signal. "They're not selling an emergency product they're selling a product for someone who wants an advantage over the motoring public."

This crossing guard says these devices pose a safety risk, because everytime she helps kids cross the street� the light is red. "It'll be dangerous because kids will cross and i'm in the middle of the road."

"This could cause an accident not prevent an accident where when a fire truck gives plenty of audible warning that they're coming through the intersection."

This company's ad clearly says attach an infrared filter and nobody will know you're using it�.then there's a disclaimer stating you should not use the device without proper authorization.

"That's an escape route for the company, but everyone knows these aren't going to be used for that purpose, they're gonna be used illegally by people."

One company mirt claims their customers have to sign a contract after submitting their drivers liscense and passing a telephone interview�.but managers admit it would be hard to catch someone lying�.nonetheless the devices are supposed to be for emergency personell only�.and bob believes stronger legislation against signal changers is to be expected.


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