__/ [ Befunge Sudoku ] on Wednesday 22 March 2006 09:00 \__
> What's the deal with the (at least) 3 sets of triple cameras on
> temporary stands along Oldham Road?
> Probably just traffic survey, but the lowest of each set does
> look like it might be aimed at reading number plates.
Sounds about right:
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| "Britain is to become the first country in the world where the movements
| of all vehicles on the roads are recorded. A new national surveillance
| system will hold the records for at least two years.
| Using a network of cameras that can automatically read every passing
| number plate, the plan is to build a huge database of vehicle movements
| so that the police and security services can analyse any journey a driver
| has made over several years."