Rego Labels Phased Out?

The South Australian Government has signaled that from mid-year 2011 vehicle registration labels will be a thing of the past. With number plate recognition software continually monitoring police car and fixed roadside cameras, they think they can save some money – perhaps even raise more revenue given that folk will not have an ever-present reminder on their windscreen to pay in time?

Much as I find it tedious to scrape off old stickers, I value their usefulness to me as a reminder and when assessing a prospective vehicle purchase. Countless crooks will see this as a marvelous business opportunity to hive off stolen and re-birthed vehicles in this state as counterfeit registration papers only would be needed.

The principle of having multiple bases for cross-checking ID would be undermined. Furthermore, the validity of number plates based on visual inspection alone should not be relied on. Embedded & encrypted transponders are not yet built into every numberplate and should be – nationwide!

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About adelaidepete

Now live in Adelaide South Australia and have always worked in Systems & Software Engineering. I am enjoying commenting on, suggesting and discussing innovative solutions to problems and useful risk mitigation strategies and recently interested in the realm of public policy re urban planning & disasters - the focus of this blog. I am interested in technology, gadgetry, enhancing productivity & functionality, urban planning, military thinking and public policy. I enjoyed periods I spent in USA (Reston, Virginia Beach & Dallas) & Europe (Germany, Spain, Italy & Greece) but genuinely love Australia, most people, animals, singing, dancing & life.
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