- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Visitors in southern Utah’s Garfield County are now stopping because they have to.

Garfield County, which encompasses most of Bryce Canyon National Park, now has its first traffic light telling drivers to stop, slow and go.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1pCWrZX) the traffic signal was installed recently in Bryce Canyon City to regulate pedestrian traffic.

Only 159 people live in the city but 1.3 million visitors pass through every year as they enter the national park.

About 20 miles away in the county seat of Panguitch, a constantly blinking traffic light has been installed but it does not cycle through red, green and yellow.

Garfield County Commissioner Leland Pollock says the new traffic light makes it safer to visit the park.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com

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