Beacon, New York: Beacon Dummy Light

Only three of these old, dangerous, middle-of-an-intersection traffic lights are still standing. If you stop in town, you can buy a Dummy Light souvenir.
528 Main St., Beacon, NY
East edge of downtown, at the intersection of Main and E. Main Sts.
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Beacon Dummy Light

One of the last three dummy lights in the U.S. stands in-between Main and East Main Streets.

[Deb Nies, 08/02/2019]

Dummy Lights were early traffic lights (and crash hazards) mounted in the middle of intersections -- because that's where traffic cops used to stand. Beacon is very proud of this one, celebrating it on t-shirts, jewelry, paintings, etc.

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