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Big Brother is watching you: The town where EVERY car is tracked by police cameras

Posted By admin On July 30, 2011 @ 4:46 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

ANNA EDWARDS
UK Daily Mail [1]
July 30, 2011

A sleepy Home Counties market town has become the first in Britain to have every car passing through it tracked by police cameras.

Royston, in Hertfordshire, has had a set of police cameras installed on every road leading in and out of it, recording the numberplate of every vehicle that passes them.

The automatic number-plate recognition system will check the plates against a variety of databases, studying them for links to crimes, and insurance and tax records, and alerting police accordingly.

There were just seven incidents of vehicle crime in the town last month, and residents believe the unmarked cameras are an invasion of their privacy.

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