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  • If you had a chip in each of your extremities, not only would the authorities know were you are, they would have a good idea what you are up to.
  • Put a transponder in my license plate and it'll spend ten seconds in the microwave to kill it.

    I also demagnetized the magnetic strip on my driver's license.
  • $65-70,000 a year. A nice chunk of change to be sure. But in the overall budget, its just change.
    How about getting rid of a few fat suits with shiny shoes that probably drive free vehicles and don't pay tolls themselves.
    That would more than double in making up for the lost revenue.
  • DownDaRiver: $65-70,000 a year. A nice chunk of change to be sure. But in the overall budget, its just change.
    How about getting rid of a few fat suits with shiny shoes that probably drive free vehicles and don't pay tolls themselves.
    That would more than double in making up for the lost revenue.



    Dumping just one fat suit would do the job.


    /But the "lost revenue" is just an excuse
    //Big Brother is watching you
    ///And he wants binoculars
  • plates that are framed or covered in plastic

    Didn't Mythbusters bust that one?
  • fusillade762: plates that are framed or covered in plastic

    Didn't Mythbusters bust that one?



    Hah!

    Mythbusters are secretly on the payroll of FoxNews and the Koch Brothers!
  • fusillade762: plates that are framed or covered in plastic

    Didn't Mythbusters bust that one?


    They busted every license plate blocker IIRC. Of course, we could always tinfoil up and say they didn't show the REAL method of beating it.
  • You just know that the solution to the $70,000 problem will cost millions.
  • Texas has this program where different toll authorities can cross charge each other. The intent is that one person can drive on most tollways and use a single tolltag. The reality of it is that the O in my license plate results in faulty OCR and whatever toll authority issuing a fine when they can't charge a toll to me because they think my plate ends in 0.

    The really farked up thing is that even though the OCR fails to find me to charge the toll correctly, somewhere a process exists to actually apply logic to find me and send me a ticket for a toll violation even though a license plate with my combination but ending in 0 does not exist. So basically they can take the time to find out the real plate number to issue me a ticket, but they can't take that next logical leap and check to see if a toll account actually exists for the real plate number.
  • Can't the police just pull people over who have dirty plates? It seems like you could just pass a law that made dirty plates illegal and rake in the revenue you'd otherwise lose to traffic cameras.
  • I just walk and flip off every security camera I see. yes, even in the grocery store while I fondle their peaches and apricots. so firm...so juicy.

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  • Don't worry about the rfid thing; It's just an anchor. Float that possibility, and then when you "only" go with the plan to force all plates to have a barcode, it will seem less invasive.
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    AverageAmericanGuy: Can't the police just pull people over who have dirty plates? It seems like you could just pass a law that made dirty plates illegal and rake in the revenue you'd otherwise lose to traffic cameras.


    Yeah, most states have laws about plates being obscured in any way. But you can still legally let grime build up on your hands for years, thereby filling in and obscuring your fingerprints, before committing a crime, so there's that.

    /Stinkpalm?
  • It should be noted, that $48,763 of the lost revenue figure, is the cost of finding out what the lost revenue is.
  • What is up with us having nonstandard plates with serif fonts? I see some out of state ones that are orange with tin-colored letters/numbers. Plus I've seen pick-up trucks with these knobs on the back (I think it's for attaching things to the truck) that block the middle letters of the plate.

    I say we just copy Europe on this one. They can keep their sirens, though.
  • OldJames: It should be noted, that $48,763 of the lost revenue figure, is the cost of finding out what the lost revenue is.


    I think you dropped a zero.
  • busy work for chump change. more do-nothings that should removed and replaced from their positions. way too many dooshbags in office feel serving the public is finding ways to track and fine the population.
  • Erm... license plates should be readable?
  • Tommy Moo: Don't worry about the rfid thing; It's just an anchor. Float that possibility, and then when you "only" go with the plan to force all plates to have a barcode, it will seem less invasive.


    how is a bar code more invasive than a number?
  • ...and when it arrives, I'll smash it with a hammer!
  • Passive RFID scanners every tenth of a mile on the highway to automatically calculate and give speeding tickets!
  • all it would take would be a can of spray paint to rewrite the barcode or screw it up
  • bulldg4life,
    Passive RFID scanners every tenth of a mile on the highway to automatically calculate and give speeding tickets!

    They already do as a companion to the standard speed camera. Just use visual information.
  • FTA: The study estimates the Commonwealth loses between each year from unreadable plates.

    I interpret that as "citizens get to keep between $65,446.73 and $70,474.73 of the money they earned each year"
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