Excessive dog pee to blame for traffic light collapse, Japanese police think

Originally published on Sora News by Casey Baseel


Suspects in Suzuka were presumably bad boys.

Back in February, a signal light at the corner of an suburban intersection in the town of Suzuka, Mie Prefecture, fell over. Thankfully, no one was injured when the six-meter (19.7-foot) tall iron pole toppled, but the circumstances were worrying given the relatively short time since it had been installed.

Naturally, infrastructure doesn’t last forever, but the city expects poles of this type to have a service lifespan of about 50 years before the need replacement. The pole, though, had only been planted in its spot on the corner in 1997,

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