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Letters: At a traffic light, white means go

So if the company truck gets ticketed, who

So if the company truck gets ticketed, who pays? Traffic moves past the sign for a red-light camera on Middle Country Road near Boyle Road in Selden on Aug. 18, 2011. Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

I’ve lived for years with red-green colorblindness, and it has been a handicap [“Nicholas Pelc, colorblind Smithtown boy, sees spectrum with EnChroma glasses,” News, Dec. 6].

In 1945, when I was 17, I tried to enlist in the Navy. I passed the physical, but I was told that the Navy didn’t take people who were colorblind. I was drafted into the Army a little while after that.

I see colors, but they are not the same as the colors everyone else sees. I have been told by my wife or daughter that the colors of the clothes that I was wearing “clash.” I don’t know what that means.

I really don’t know what the colors in a rainbow are. I see three bands and I can’t tell you what the colors are. I see the red and amber traffic lights, but the green traffic lights look white to me.

Stanford Z. Berman