England May Use Gas-Station Cameras to Snag Uninsured Motorists

Kaye Beach

March 15, 2012

Neato!  Another great use for the spy cams!

England May Use Gas-Station Cameras to Snag Uninsured Motorists

Cameras would check license plates against a government database before switching on the pump.

Whether we like it or not — and whether we realize it or not — surveillance cameras track much of our movements these days. Now, the British government is considering using these electronic eyes to spy on and snag uninsured motorists and unregistered vehicles at the gas pump and keep them from filling up.

British newspaper The Mirror reports that a government proposal would require that cameras at gas stations verify whether a vehicle is insured and registered before the fuel can flow. The infrastructure for automatic license-plate recognition is already in place at thousands of the country’s gas stations to curb driving off without paying. Under the proposed new measure, cameras would be connected to the national Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency databases to catch scofflaws.

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One response to “England May Use Gas-Station Cameras to Snag Uninsured Motorists

  1. I’m surprised they are doing it already… Hope Steve Martin doesn’t see this…

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