Traffic lights are out on a stretch of Lankershim in North Hollywood, beginning at Chandler, by the NoHo Red Line Station.
Common sense tells you to approach an intersection with no lights as a 4-way stop and yield to traffic on your right, which most motorists seem to be doing.
At Lankershim & Burbank, an abandoned, disabled car from an earlier accident sits in the middle of the intersection.
LAPD is on the scene – but not at Lankershim & Burbank. They have a car with 2 officers ONE BLOCK NORTH at Lankershim & Hatteras. I thought, well, that’s dumb. So I called LAPD. They were unaware of the disabled car and seemed perplexed that their officers were at a smaller intersection. After a few moments, the dispatcher came back on the phone to inform me that DOT was on the way.
DOT? Not LAPD? WTF?
The next time you’re asked to vote to increase funding for local law enforcement, you say YES.