British Police Expand License Plate Surveillance, Will Store All Trips For Five Years

The surveillance state of Britain is becoming more and more unbelievable as The Guardian »9/15/08 2:30pm is reporting a number-plate recognition system will now be tied to a massive database allowing the movements of all vehicles to be tracked and stored for up to five years.The system works by using government and privately-owned…

Peoples Republic Of Los Angeles Doubles Rolling-Right Fine, Tickets Via Camera

Across the greater Los Angeles area, rolling right-hand turns — failing to come to a complete stop when turning right at a red light — will now be recorded using traffic cameras. As many as 32 camera-equipped intersections across the city will be ready to automatically dole out a $381 unrepresented tax »8/18/08 1:20pm for the…

Illinois Governor Wants Speed Cameras On Freeways, Taxation Without Representation Alive And Well

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is proposing a system of speed cameras lining the state's freeways, targeting speeders in order to generate revenue supporting additional Chicago-based tactical police units. This is easily the most anti-motorists' rights idea we've heard from a politician in about thirty-seven… »8/07/08 12:15pm

Top Gear Unveils "Throne Of Gratitude," Honors UK Anti-Speed Camera City Councilman

In this past week's episode of Top Gear, the boys awarded Peter Greenlagh, a city councilman in the little UK town of Swindon, the "Top Gear Trophy of Excellence" for taking a stand against speed cameras. Not only that, but Jezza announced the creation of the "Top Gear Throne of Gratitude," inviting Greenlagh to drop… »7/22/08 10:00am