The City of Colorado Springs recently expanded its red light camera program, but News 5 Investigates discovered the City may not be giving drivers a fair shake before those cameras snap a picture of your license plate.
Turns out, there is a huge problem that has it's hub in Texas for selling fake dealer tags. Its a practice being used so an individual, or group of people, don't have to register their vehicle. That vehicle is then used for nefarious reasons.
The "technology" -- as these things are styled -- was introduced, predictably, as a gentle reminder; you're driving faster than whatever the posted limits says you may. Perhaps you weren't paying attention. You are doing 60 in a 55 and so susceptible to being "pulled over" -- that is, forced to stop by the threat of murderous violence if you do not -- and then issued a "ticket," the insipid-sounding euphemism given to the extortion-demand note handed to you by the armed government worker (AGW) who "pulled you over."
Two recent lawsuits challenge the state law that allowed Greenville and Wilmington to set up red-light camera enforcement programs. If successful, the suits would block any N.C. city from operating red-light cameras under that law.
According to McKinsey, cars generate approximately 25 gigabytes of data per hour. As automobile technology advances, from electric cars to autonomous vehicles, the data that cars generate presents a multibillion dollar opportunity.