Daytona Speedway Lighting Assists Local Traffic

Speedway Lighting to Assist in Local Traffic Efforts DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 30, 1998) -- Daytona International Speedway, in an effort to assist in making the roads around the Daytona Beach area even safer, recently acquired 80 portable light...

Speedway Lighting to Assist in Local Traffic Efforts

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 30, 1998) -- Daytona International Speedway, in an effort to assist in making the roads around the Daytona Beach area even safer, recently acquired 80 portable light units to illuminate many of Daytona Beach's intersections.

The lights, which are designed to brighten area intersections by projecting high-intensity light, will allow motorists more visibility as well as protecting the safety of traffic and police department employees from approaching motorists. The 80 gasoline-powered units will brighten most of the intersections within a two-mile radius of the Speedway.

"The Speedway has taken it upon themselves to not only acquire this additional lighting but have also volunteered to set it up," said City Traffic Engineer Bob Boggs. "These lights will be an invaluable tool used in our area intersections to help protect motorists as well as traffic engineers and local law enforcement personnel."

"Any time we can help facilitate the safety of race fans attending our events and also the citizens of our community, we are committed to doing it," said Tom Galloway of the Speedway's Security office. "By supplying these additional lights to the surrounding areas, it will increase the safety of our roadways for everyone involved. Safety is always priority one."

The light units are one of many elements necessary for the inaugural nighttime running of the Pepsi 400. The event, the first NASCAR race to be held at night in the Speedway's 40-year history, is scheduled to receive the green flag at 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 4.

Source: NASCAR Online

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