Sunday, 16 October 2011

Big B-rubber is Watching You!

Forget roadside checks and coin-tests! Treadcam, the latest technology means that the police can examine your tyres automatically without even stopping you! This article in a recent Metro shows how the system works. An electronic reader, similar to a fingerprint lens, is placed across the road and as a car drives over it the reader scans the car’s tyres which a roadside camera snaps its number-plate. If the tyres are badly-fitted, punctured, overfilled or bald the computer in the reader automatically alerts the nearest patrol car and the car is intercepted. Here’s the online version of the article:

This is just one more example of something “convenient” and “sensible” being used as the thin end of a wedge whose other end is total Big Brother surveillance.

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