RFID Car rego tags on the way

AUSTRALIA’S states and territories have begun exploring the use of digital vehicle registration tags, using technology similar to electronic toll collection systems.

A spokeswoman for the transport and traffic authority, Austroads, confirmed that a multi-state licencing and registration taskforce had begun exploring the use of radio-frequency identity (RFID) tags to improve vehicle identification and reduce crime.

I was tail-ended once and the guy just got out and walked while I was busy comforting wive and kids. He wasn’t insured or registered and as I’m sure this has happened to a lot of readers this move by the transport authorities can only be seen as a positive one.

And here’s a stat to comfort those more concerned with human rights and privacy than practicalities.

NSW Police last year detected nearly 38,000 unregistered vehicles!

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