[ExI] the law

Adrian Tymes atymes at gmail.com
Tue Aug 17 00:38:21 UTC 2021

On Mon, Aug 16, 2021 at 4:38 PM BillK via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> In the UK an increasing number of traffic offences are being automated
> using surveillance cameras connected to central computers that use
> number plate recognition to put a penalty notice letter in the post.
> Speeding, parking, bus lane violations, red light jumping, unpaid tolls,
> etc.
> If a town wants to raise a bit more cash, just install a few more
> cameras. These cameras usually catch more strangers rather than
> locals, so driving outside your local area can get expensive very
> quickly.

The exact same thing is happening in the US, too.  I wouldn't be surprised
if some of the same vendors are using the same equipment, and same sales
pitches, in some cases.
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