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  •  our traffic cameras do identify you. (4+ / 0-)
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    jrooth, viral, lgmcp, Carol in San Antonio

    We here are living in freedom hating Netherlands and we have trajectcontrole. cameras do exactly that: they record the car to recognize the license plate, and compare it with another camera down the road, to measure your individual travel time (the distance is typically 20-30 miles) and if you have been on average too fast you get a ticket. Directly.

    as the dutch website says, the system,which was pioneered here in the Netherlands, is in process of being technically expanded to cover EU wide license plates.

    to take it further - political circles in the inner metropolitan countries are on/off debating whether to mandate black boxes in cars with automatically read satellite datalinks since traffic by now needs to be steered on interregional scales. For now, as far as I am aware, that has still been rejected for the abuse possibilities it offers, but I would not be surprised if it is eventually introduced one of these years.

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