Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Riverside & Fletcher: Big Brother

Photo: Diane Edwardson, October 19, 2009. Big Brother is watching southbound Riverside Drive at Fletcher. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

Yesterday, while sitting at the signal at Riverside & Fletcher, I noticed a new camera focused on the southbound lanes of Riverside Drive. I did not see cameras on any other post at the intersection. Nor were their signs indicating red light cameras installed. They've been installing new light posts in the intersection recently. It would make everyone's lives easier if they would just install left turn signals in all directions at Riverside & Fletcher.
Photo: Diane Edwardson, April 18, 2009. Looking through the archives, the most recent clear shot of the same light post is 6 months old; no camera. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

UPDATE 10-23-2009: The Eastsider LA reports the camera is a part of an automated traffic surveillance & control system for the Dept. of Transportation. Read more on The Eastsider LA.