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Originally posted by cutbothways
Originally posted by budski
It's really quite simple - if people obeyed the laws of the land, the police wouldn't need to do this.
Can't do the time, don't do the crime.
I have zero sympathy for motorists who behave irresponsibly or illegally.
Well, you probably won't mind when they start looking into your bedroom window to make sure your wearing a condom when making love, to keep with the new population control ordinance, will you.
Typical. These will be the same people screaming for their rights as their hauled of to "camps"
Originally posted by mcmartinson
Reading this thread really bothers me. First of all, I applaude the efforts of the police department doing this. You display your license plate as your vehicle's identification. Police have always had the right to check up on your vehicle for any reason. You're in public, on a public road, with other public vehicles, right?
Originally posted by CoffinFeeder
guys.. some common sense here.. your license plate is out there on public display.. with the rising population vastly outstripping the cop population, its just making things a bit more efficient on their end. you always see cops randomly running plates at stop lights and so on. how is this any different than him having a copilot who's doing the same?
Originally posted by GhostR1der
They implemented that into some police cars in NZ a year or so ago. Seemed to work well... plenty of people with dodgy jap imports here to get nabbed.
I don't mind if it does purely what it does - read plate consult database check if stolen/out of rego etc it but it probably could be used for a much more nefarious pupose... hehe.
edit: besides not too hard to beat considering they started changing typeface of plates and made bike plates slightly larger... mine is a little 'bent' hahhahahaha
[edit on 21-5-2008 by GhostR1der]
I'm all for this. I have a future career in law enforcement, if things work my way. Technology is wonderful, and much easier on me as an officer to just be able to push a button to read plates, instead of having to do it manually which would be tiresome.
It sounds like your police force is a retarded joke.
...most of the systems actually record the date, time, and GPS location of every license plate they scan regardless if the vehicle is stopped for a crime or infraction.