ATE Racket Report for September 9, 2019

Due to the Labor Weekend, the headlines from this report are from August 24 to September 6, 2019.


AAA, an insurance company, brought out a report over the Labor Day weekend stating that more people are dying after a motorist has run a red light. The conclusion is: the country needs more red-light cameras…this is a prime example of the racket of automated traffic enforcement!

Many surveillance stories came out over the past two weeks:

And who did these folks interview?: More Than Half of U.S. Adults Trust Law Enforcement to Use Facial Recognition Responsibly. The Rutherford Institute also announced this week they are launching an inquiry into Government Use of Drivers’ License Photos to Build Facial Recognition Database, Track Citizens. reported recently that Red-Light Camera Company Redflex Ends another Year without Profit. They also had another critical story about school bus camera corruption: FBI on Exposing School Bus Camera Corruption.

This story is rather disconcerting: DE based company Rekor launches Public Safety Network of ALPR data for law enforcement agencies in 30 states.

And our friend at the MassPrivatal Blog had this post: Distracted Driver Cameras to Spread across North America.

In International News

The EU plans to limit facial recognition technology. Will the US follow? Facebook also announced it would stop using facial recognition by default on your photos.

In Canada, AI-Powered Cameras Pitched to Fight Distracted Driving are coming to Canada, and Toronto plans to add more ‘speed cameras’ to 50 school safety zones as part of their Vision Zero program. In Ontario the Ford government is asking the public to weigh in on proposed photo radar changes.

The nation Cyprus announced that the island’s two traffic cameras filmed over 87,000 speeding violations in five years.

France motorists are still defacing and destroying speed cameras, costing millions and in Paris, police will soon be using a noise radar camera to catch loud motorcycles.

Bangkok, Thailand announced the city will now sport 4K red-light cameras at 30 intersections.

In the UK, a Scottish Court Upholds Photo Ticket Signed By Resigned Cop. Also, in the UK, Birmingham prepares for ALPR-enforced Clean Air Zone.

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