"But the savings to the state could be significant. It's estimated the state loses $150 million a year because of drivers who drive with expired tags or without insurance"
"It's the first of its kind," says David Findlay, co-founder of Compliance Innovations, the South Carolina company that created the e-tags.
charlie don't surf: “Their approach to this is all backwards. As much as I hate social media, in this application it could work. Give drivers a way to tag other drivers' plates, sort of like Yelp reviews on other drivers. So after some idiot get tagged 10 times for bad driving, their plate says BAD DRIVER. If he gets 20, he has to go to the DMV and retake the driving test.”
Because people who have had their cars stolen want them back?
Okay. What if the person driving the car isn't the person who registered it, and the person who is driving has a perfectly legitimate license? I borrow other people's cars all the time. My car is in fact registered in my partner's name.
Of course the effective use of QR codes or RFID codes by the police would be to see if the car is registered in a poor or minority neighborhood so that they can find an excuse to pull the driver over and hassle them. It's shit.
How are these plates powered? Will the car owner need to rig a wire to their car's electrical system? Or are they battery powered? If so, what happens when the battery dies?
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