31 Alerts From the ALPR Tag


J’accuse! The Future of Traffic Enforcement?: NMA E-Newsletter #401

Nexar, a fast-growing U.S.-Israeli startup, is marketing a smartphone-turned-dashcam app that records the habits of nearby drivers. If any get out of line – a few mph over the posted speed limit, making a sudden lane change, or any other maneuver the app deems as questionable – it records the license plate of the offending […]

Saint or Sinner, Government Eyes Are Watching Every Move You Make: NMA E-Newsletter #380

By John W. Whitehead, President, The Rutherford Institute Government eyes are watching you. They see your every move: what you read, how much you spend, where you go, with whom you interact, when you wake up in the morning, what you’re watching on television and reading on the internet. Every move you make is being […]

How Technology Facilitates Roadside Justice: NMA E-Newsletter #379

The California Senate recently took up a bill that would let police officers use oral fluid drug screening tests to check motorists for the presence of drugs in their systems. The proposed test is administered with a handheld device that uses an oral swab to check for the presence of a variety of controlled substances […]

Profiteering from Surveillance: NMA E-Newsletter #369

Our discussion of Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) often focuses on the threat the technology poses to motorist privacy as well as on the ways to limit that threat.   And for good reason. With enough ALPRs, authorities can track the day-to-day movements of everyone who drives a car. By storing and mining that data, they […]

“Seriously? It’s Come to This?”: NMA E-Newsletter #345

We find ourselves saying that a lot these days as we run across more and more stories like these: The first comes from Edmonton, Alberta, where officials are considering disguising speed cameras as utility boxes. When asked about the idea, traffic safety director Gerry Shimko had nothing to say about the covert operation’s safety benefits. […]