Friday, September 29, 2006

Is someone watching me?

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Do you think these sensors really work? We are getting these installed all over our town of about 25,000. The gadgets are on top of street lights and should sense when vehicles approach and they are suppose to help traffic flow, keeping to a minimum long lines and pile ups. However, there are times, when I sit at a red light and there are no vehicles approaching from the other directions for miles and miles it seems. Does this ever happen to anyone else?? Oh, and of course it turns green right as I decide to snap the photo.

6 comments:

Annie said...

It's sort of eerie to see those two green lights up there, sort of like eyes watching you. But the sensor really is watching. And I hope it does the job it's meant to do.

Shorty said...

It would be nice if it did do the job, but I think we got them in San Antonio years back and I too can recall any number of times when we are sitting at a red light with no one else around.

Thiên said...

A bit eerie, no?

Sally said...

Wew have stuff on top of our lights too. They're red light cameras designed to catch people runnign red lights!

Shorty said...

Check it out Thiênnie, from Houston DP, they've got the red light camera's. Read the blurb about how much San Diego made with theirs.

Anonymous said...

Why not just place the light sensor into the asphalt like we have here...I thought the sensors on the top were for police and emergency vehicles when they approach with flashing lights. Thats how it works where I live.