And then another reduction of liberty, and then another...but hey, it's in the name of protecting you. Guardian wrote:Drivers talking on mobile phones or failing to wear seatbelts could find themselves tracked down through a widened use of road surveillance cameras, under proposals due to be floated in parliament tomorrow. The plans would form part of a major expansion of camera surveillance which critics say is already transforming Britain into the most watched country in the world.
The case for cameras to be focused on people using mobiles as they drive is made by the independent adviser to the transport select committee, Robert Gifford, of the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (Pacts).
Mr Gifford said expanding the use of technology for tracking the movements of cars could lead police to people who had committed other offences in the same way that Al Capone was eventually caught through his income tax evasion. He claimed that for greater safety and "the greater good of society", most people would be prepared to accept "a slight reduction of our liberty".
I feel safer already and I live across the pond. I sure hope you guys get all the kinks worked out of the system before it arrives stateside. I want our system to rawk!!! I can't wait to see the size of the database! Who's the contractor? Talk about a dream job!