NY speeding tickets issued from space?

Coming soon…speed enforcement from space?

The UK is currently testing new technology that combines GPS from satellite with ground-based license plate reading.

Camera’s on the ground can read plate numbers in all weather conditions, 24 hours a day, are “low-cost” and are relatively easy to install.  GPS can then track that vehicle over long distances and measure the vechicle’s average speed.

We’re obviously a long way from this in New York and there are of course many questions to be asked before we could comment on how such enforcement would play out.  Still, interesting and worth keeping an eye on.

Submitted by Scott Feifer