FW: gov spying reaches new heights in UK

We can expect this soon here, since uninsured motorists are not a strong lobby. I wonder how the price of bootleg gasoline will compare with insurance.

Stranger than Fiction:
UK: CCTV at gas stations will automatically stop uninsured cars being filled with fuel: Automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras are already fitted in thousands of petrol station forecourts. Drivers can only fill their cars with fuel once the camera has captured and logged the vehicle's number plate. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/cctv-at-petrol-stations-will-automatically-stop-758518<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1109529460531&s=59792&e=0012kbfpJe-Sshl0QSFYLdRuRBK9c4tx6_fWH9m8MrJmPkd9Ie2rSjy_vUFrwz3i720my5wzHxsMgXoYoMMCT_vkfcquxwJS8tPoESMO3Ar40RoTcOCHJ7ub_HbCVfv2KilrCo5JhiNwgPRPTjWlKkhqnHGJFguyE6qFPpy1lKzrykdmxK5ehFFQILi_iWhv_tbc6mmDwzHn5R29JumkQhGhg==>

Driving back from the LPC convention in Ventura late at night, Aubrey, Phil, Rhea and I ran out of gas, and Aubrey walked to a gas station, filled up a gas can he bought there, and brought it back to the car. I believe this is what people typically do when they run out of gas, unless they are helped by another motorist. If this Big Brother system had been in place, apparently we would have just been stranded, even if the car was insured, since it wouldn't have been at the station to have its plate read by the cameras.

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That's an angle I hadn't thought of. I did assume that manufacturers of locking gas caps must have been behind the measure.

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