Sep 292016
 
 September 29, 2016  Business, Surveillance, U.S.

Joe Cadillic sends along this item from TheNewspaper.com:

Speed cameras are banned in Virginia, but that did not stop the insurance industry from deploying them on state highways. As part of an effort to promote the issuance of speeding tickets, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the for-profit contractor Brekford set up ten radar units that they used to photograph the faces of motorists and identify them through Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) records. The group used the data collected to call for lowering of speed limits.

The National Motorists Association (NMA) noticed one flaw with the IIHS plan — IIHS never asked for permission to set up the cameras. On Wednesday the group filed a complaint with the Commonwealth Transportation Board, which has jurisdiction over Virginia highways. READ MORE….

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