The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist
Government officials are rolling out a hi-tech automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras to crack down on millions of motorists who drive without insurance.
To add to the already out of control civilian camera spying system running 1% of the national debt while failing to prevent crime and new terror laws that feed all private messages to the government the UK is now rolling out a high-tech set of camera’s with license plate sensing technology.
The justification for the new camera’s is to prevent uninsured motorists from being able to refill their gas tanks and cut down on the millions of dollars of revenue the nation loses due to uninsured motorists.
The system will also prevent “untaxed” from being able to refill as well and just as with any program the government will surely expand it to find new applications for it. …
Downing Street officials hope the hi-tech system will crack down on the 1.4million motorists who drive without insurance
Cameras at petrol stations will automatically stop uninsured or untaxed vehicles from being filled with fuel, under new government plans.
Downing Street officials hope the hi-tech system will crack down on the 1.4million motorists who drive without insurance.
Automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras are already fitted in thousands of petrol station forecourts.
Drivers can only fill their cars with fuel once the camera has captured and logged the vehicle’s number plate.
Currently the system is designed to deter motorists from driving off without paying for petrol.
But under the new plans, the cameras will automatically cross-refererence with the DVLA’s huge database.
When a car is flagged as being uninsured or untaxed, the system will prevent the fuel pump being used on that vehicle. …
One in 25 drivers in the UK do not have insurance …
My god. What’s next? They could use the cameras that read your license plate to determine where you live, and if you are uninsured, they could have a special team sent to your house to forcibly take blood or organs to pay for the car insurance.
What is to blame for this? A genetic defect that causes control freakism in the UK? This time, I blame global climate change which is going to freeze the UK (see “BRITAIN is set to suffer a mini ice age that could last for decades and bring with it a series of bitterly cold winters.”)
RSA Insurance – owner of the More Than brand – has reported a 14% drop in annual profits as snow ion the UK and floods and typhoons overseas pushed up claims more than £255 million than expected levels.In the UK, severe cold weather led to thousands of burst pipe claims adding up to £110 million more than expected in the last to months of 2010 alone. – link