Thursday, April 08, 2004

Big Brother Is Watching XVIII

In Pleasanton, California, drivers with lead feet won't just be photographed if they zoom past a stop light, they'll be forced to stop if they approach an intersection at too quick a clip. The camera, located 350 feet away from the stoplight, will signal the light to change from red to yellow to green if a car approaches at greater than 35-40 miles per hour. The light will remain red for 10-30 seconds depending on traffic. While Pleasanton doesn't have immediate plans to install more, such a light has a precedent: The city of Thousand Oaks, California, installed a similar light in 2000.

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