Big Brother is watching you?

These cameras have been lining the lights on Minnesota Ave. Pretty scary;

Two different systems, one on Minnesota Avenue and another on 41st Street, will go live this summer.

Troy Miller, traffic engineer with the city of Sioux Falls, says that two adaptive traffic systems will be activated in the coming months.  One will encompass eight intersections on Minnesota Avenue between Interstate 229 and 18th Street; another will span 13 intersections on 41stStreet between Marion Road and Minnesota Avenue.

The adaptive traffic systems control lights based on traffic. Miller says the systems identify traffic and make adjustments to shorten travel time.

I wonder how these cameras will hold up in a high wind storm? I also wonder what else they are ‘detecting’.



7 comments ↓

#1 Emoluments Clause on 05.20.17 at 2:20 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YvAYIJSSZY

#2 The D@ily Spin on 05.20.17 at 3:38 pm

Uh, they need cameras for traffic but not for public meetings?

#3 The D@ily Spin on 05.20.17 at 6:57 pm

They’re mounted high so they can check out cleavage and short skirts through windshields.

#4 come on on 05.20.17 at 8:03 pm

Isn’t this the same thing they installed on east 26th street a few years ago? They seem to be holding up ok…

#5 LJL on 05.20.17 at 9:39 pm

Good grief, their for traffic flow monitoring. If your worried about being caught committing a crime, your a criminal.

#6 Emoluments Clause on 05.21.17 at 3:58 pm

LJL,

I believe your latter comment is what Reagan’s AG, Edward Meese III, use to say about unwarranted searches too….

#7 Darren Weisz on 05.22.17 at 4:40 pm

It makes it harder for the cross-traffic to, ya know, get across 41st. Even harder when you are on a bicycle and the street sensor is not setup for bicycles.