Police in Orange now have access to the latest in high tech vehicle plate scanning technology. According to this new report from the New Haven Register, the system developed by Vigilant Video automatically scans vehicle license plates, and matches them with data from from DMV records, police databases, and amber alerts.
The targets for these scans are stolen vehicles, cars with expired auto insurance or registrations, and driver's with licenses under suspension, or outstanding criminal warrants.
Are there concerns about privacy, civil liberties, and big brother here? You bet!
But it is important for everyone to know that is is happening now, regardless of whether or not you are for it, or think it is a good idea for the government to have this kind of extensive citizen tracking information at it's fingertips.
The fact is, with this technology becoming more commonplace every day, it is dangerous and foolish to expect to get away with driving on a suspended license.
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