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    Default This could make radar obsolete!

    GPS tracking of all vehicles is considered in Washington State and Oregon. The Federal DOT is pushing for this to happen in all states!

    With GPS tracking (and taxation of course), it would theoretically be possible for you to be issued a speeding ticket every time you exceed a posted speed limit.

    Here's the link:

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    Default Re: This could make radar obsolete!

    Quote Originally Posted by GTO_04
    GPS tracking of all vehicles is considered in Washington State and Oregon. The Federal DOT is pushing for this to happen in all states!

    With GPS tracking (and taxation of course), it would theoretically be possible for you to be issued a speeding ticket every time you exceed a posted speed limit.

    Here's the link:

    [url]> http://msn.com.com/2100-1009_22-5982...=ns_22-5982762

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    And to cut cost they will operate the control room for processing the speeding ticket from China.

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    Default Re: This could make radar obsolete!

    Quote Originally Posted by happya$$
    Quote Originally Posted by GTO_04
    GPS tracking of all vehicles is considered in Washington State and Oregon. The Federal DOT is pushing for this to happen in all states!

    With GPS tracking (and taxation of course), it would theoretically be possible for you to be issued a speeding ticket every time you exceed a posted speed limit.

    Here's the link:

    [url]> http://msn.com.com/2100-1009_22-5982...=ns_22-5982762

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    It will NEVER happen because a lot of people would be out of business and out of jobs TRUST ME
    I hope you're right. Also, I would like to think that Americans would not be so apathetic that they would sit back and take something like this!

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    I don't think that's possible in this country. Better keep our eyes open just in case, though. You never know what our idiot politicians will try to push through while we aren't looking.

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    Why don't we all just save some time and just write the government a check for your entire paycheck every month. It seems that is their goal. While were at it lets let them implant chips in our noses to make sure they can follow us and spy on us "for our own good".

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    Quote Originally Posted by lordhamster
    Why don't we all just save some time and just write the government a check for your entire paycheck every month. It seems that is their goal. While were at it lets let them implant chips in our noses to make sure they can follow us and spy on us "for our own good".
    My thoughts exactly! Maybe we should start voting Liberatarian or something. If enough voters did that, I think it would get their attention!

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    At issue in my eyes is the "if you aren't doing anything illegal you have nothing to worry about" argument. That's what the ignorant politicians will use every time, and every time they will win simply because it sounds correct. That is what we will need to defeat soundly if and when this battle comes up.

    Let's incorrectly assume for a moment this GPS system will be used for the sole purpose of locating and fining violators. We must start with that assumption because A) to argue against it on the basis of the possibility for abuse will not result in abandoning the system. Rather, you will see the implementation of "safeguards" to make you think you are protected. Reason B) is that when you start talking about conspiracies, everyone stops listening. So we must make the head-on argument that constantly watching for violations is fundamentally wrong.

    Ammendment IV is one avenue:
    The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but opon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

    In my unprofessional opinion, use of such a GPS tracking system by the government constitutes an unlawful search for evidence with no probable cause. An officer can constitutionally pull you over for speeding because he physically witnesses the offense taking place. Seeing you travelling at a high rate of speed is probable cause to pull you over and start asking questions. But the operator of the tracking system will never see the offense in person. Instead, he uses a machine to collect evidence (data) that originates within your own vehicle. That is a search of your effects (and those of every single driver in the US) and requires probable cause.

    This concept probably needs some evolution and strengthening, but I think the foundation is very solid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stealthJamal
    And to cut cost they will operate the control room for processing the speeding ticket from China.
    Nah, it'll be from India. :wink:

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    I dont see what would stop people from just simply 'taking them out' and hooking them to a external power source and say there car has been sitting around for a while (someone will be smart enough to accomplish that); and older cars would have a grandfather clause that could be argued in court anyways... unless the government plans on paying for it being installed into peoples old cars...If its simply new cars...not a chance a single American would buy one.

    Also if it really doesnt turn out to be 'completely GPS' (meaning that [instead of triangulating ones position and movement to calculate speed and show actual movement across the earth] if it is partially wired into the Speedo, and then a transmitter transfers data to display a cars given speed) ...WE could have FUN just by:

    Putting your cars up on jack stands in your driveway (or cinder-blocks in the yard for the rednecks) and simply top the car/truck out, the speedo will read ***MPH but yet you will be sitting right in your driveway...now wouldnt that be funny.

    Not to mention how much fun it is to start OUT in 4th gear on a standard without stalling

    I would also like to see the faces of the 'trackers' when people take their car onto a virtually unknown fairy(boat) to someplace... Seeing a car moving at like 10-20MPH across a body of water... now wouldnt that make the person think wtf is going on here :shock: :shock:

    Anyways I dont think we will be allowing that sort of thing anytime soon.

 

 

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