Tech matters

When I was driving to the airport today, I saw something funny. In front of the runway of the Antwerp Airport is a road that is ‘closed’ whenever a plane is flying in. Nothing spectacular, just traffic lights to have the traffic stopped for a while until the plane has passed. Now today, the traffic light on the direction I was coming from was damaged (because of an accident) and so a police car stood by to take care of traffic when needed. While I was passing by I wondered how he would know when to stop traffic since it’s far from random in this case. The air traffic control towers seemed a bit too sophisticated. The answer was actually pretty simple. When I passed the traffic light for the other direction, I saw a police car there too with a police man in it, watching the traffic light… so he could warn his colleague whenever that turned red. Technology matters ;-)

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