Exeter has an official total of 141 sets of traffic lights, new data has revealed.

Responding to a freedom of information request from The Echo, Devon County Council confirmed there are 84 lights at signalled junctions and 57 pedestrian crossings across the city.

From April 2013 to March 2014 the maintenance and energy costs of the lights have a total cost of £121,000.

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