Traffic counters popped up around the busy Mars Hill Road-Daniells Bridge Road intersection early last week and then disappeared nearly as quickly.
Oconee County Public Works Director Emil Beshara said he had “never seen so many traffic counters in one area in my life.”
Beshara said he doesn't even know who was responsible for installation of all of the counters.
No permits are needed to install a traffic counter on a road in the county, Beshara said.
Traffic counters typically consist of a small box—a counting devices--and one or two black cables running out from the box. The cables register or count when a vehicle crosses the cables.
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