Slow Down! Big Brother Is Watching!

Weary of the news…then maybe I can help you out…..

I love weekends….I use to go for a drive on weekends….take off and drive until you feel a stop is needed.  My usual stopping point was when I saw a diner or eatery or a pub….

As usual we were out for a drive and one of those signs  came into view….you know the ones….the ones that tell you how fast you are going…..and you then adjust your gas peddle to come into the legal limit… do know the ones I mean, right?

In these days when you are under the magnifying glass from everyone…..I mean we are spied upon constantly…our buying trends, our travel trends, etc etc etc…….

I dined in some cool places….Do Drop Inn, the Coffee Pot, Hot Coffee’s (name of a town on the back roads) Greet and Eat and a spot called “the Pour house”…..just to mention a few.

But back to those speed limit signs… what do those “speed limit” signs have to do with domestic spying?

If you’ve been a driver in the United States for any length of time, you have most likely passed at least one of those interactive road signs that show you how fast you’re driving. It turns out, those signs may be doing more than you think they are.

You can now add digital speed signs to the list of known automated license plate readers (ALPRs). According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), ALPRs can be found on “street poles, street lights, highway overpasses, mobile trailers, or attached to police squad cars.”

Thanks to a special notice released in August, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be using RU2 Systems trailer-mounted speed displays “retrofitted as mobile LPR [License Plate Reader] platforms.” RU2 Systems Inc. is a private Mesa, Arizona company.

They are watching you!

Are you paranoid yet?

May you weekend begin with some joy and end with a little adventure…..chuq

16 thoughts on “Slow Down! Big Brother Is Watching!

  1. We have had speed cameras here for decades. They started out in the days of film, and are now digital. They are incredibly accurate, and automatically send a fine to the owner of the vehicle, as well as photographing the driver.. If the speed is above a certain level, you also get a penalty of points added to your licence. Get enough points, and a driving ban is automatic.If you are a first time offender, you can opt for going on a ‘driver education course’ instead, in your own time. They began as a great idea, close to schools, and known accident black-spots. But they have since become used mostly for ‘income generation’ by the authorities.
    Here is just one example.
    Best wishes, Pete.

      1. As my wife constantly reminds me as I approach certain intersections. They have been mailing out tickets here for years.
        The speed limit indicators will probably start going that soon.

  2. I can’t say as I am. Only people with something to hide are worried about all those cameras. I just presume, wherever I go, I’ll be on some camera or another – I pity those that have to watch. For one thing, I am very boring and secondly, I’m not very photogenic!!

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