Sneaky Law Enforcement LPR

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  1. c hris527

    c hris527 Known around here

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    I was working at a site a few weeks back, and saw a contractor setting up One of those mobile speed radar signs that show your speed to try to slow you down. I had a better look and had to ask about it and then saw the LPR on it. So these are being used for local law enforcement and I ask about the camera and was told that the plate capture is also being sent live to a regional database,guessing it the feds or state.
    Gathering your plate for???

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    mat200 IPCT Contributor

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    For YOUR safety of course!
     
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    DLONG2 Getting comfortable

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    Man, wish I could place one of those on my curb! :lol:
     
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    Even without cameras, I'm pretty confident most of those "your speed is" signs at least keep a log of timestamped speeds. Some transmit real time speed data.

    They also add speed sensors to some traffic lights that make them turn red when people are speeding either to slow / annoy or to write two tickets. I used to live near one of these that would always turn red in the evening unless you were going 5 miles below the speed limit.
     
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    aristobrat IPCT Contributor

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    In my area, speeding by these used to result in a ticket, like how red-light cams work.
     
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    I was pretty much alluding to that in my OP, The is definitely not for speed but for gathering intelligence in targeted area. The speed part is just a decoy but it does gather that Info too.
     
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    Kitsap Getting the hang of it

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    With a small amount of tweaking it could add facial recognition to the mix.
     
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    there is actually a small digital camera in the front middle of the screen that does the speed detection.

     
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    JNDATHP Getting the hang of it

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    Well, I’ll answer the question with another question.

    When the cost of DNA testing is so high, why is it that you can get an online DNA test for less than a hundred bucks? Government subsidy to collect information?
     
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    If you are paying any attention to the news as of late, Law enforcement is using search warrants to get information from the Popular DNA databases to solve OLD cold cases as well as recent crimes, I also feel the same way about Uber and Lift, The database know who you are and where you are going. We all carry tracking devices that most of us feel are our left arm and cannot live without. We have been conditioned to accept this as normal way of life in the digital age we all live in. Sometimes I feel the the frog in the slow boiling pot.