Scale crossing photo tagging technology...

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  1. Allow Me.

    Allow Me. Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    :bootyshake::hiding:This has been going on for years. in more than Oregon too. It's called technology, right ? Remember folks, this is the 21st century. Pretty soon we'll have a chip implanted in our foreheads at birth to track us thru life and our every move !
     
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  3. Oscar the KW

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    Wisconsin has been using it for several years now, I know there's other states, but they escape me right now. I think it'll be nationwide in time, regardless of elogs.
     
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  4. Dave_in_AZ

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    Oklahoma does on the scale on 40 at their super coup. It flashed me. Scared the F out of me. Thought I blew open scale but I know it said closed, looked when saw the flashing, yep it was closed. West bound side.
     
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    If the scale is closed or you get green on prepass go in the left lane you wont get photographed.
     
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  6. Scooter Jones

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    Yep, infrared photo tagging, in cab cameras pointed at the driver along with eld's, the roads will be safer than ever, right? ;-)
     
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  7. xsetra

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    Read an article in one of the trade journals. Oregon does it at all their scales. Not sure if you are tagged on the interstate but if you go in the scale or bypass lane. They use it to inforce the HOS and I'm sure to collect the PUC.
    It was also mentioned they share this information with all states that inquire for this information.
    So why do we need elogs ? Oh ya that's right, to pay someone for a piece of equipment that is useless in the safe operation of a class 8 vehicle. But some politicians got a campaign donation from the interested parties in the profit of selling these contraptions.
     
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  8. double yellow

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    Not just scales. There are license plate readers all over the place: https://www.aclu.org/feature/you-are-being-tracked


    70% of police departments are using some plate readers, 85% of police departments are expected to start or add additional cameras within the next 5 years.


    CHP, Sacramento, Oakland, LA county are just some of the California police agencies using them. CHP has to purge their database every 60 days, but there are no rules on how long the others can keep their data...


    At the moment, most departments don't share data with each other, but I'm sure NSA servers in Utah are keeping records anyway.
     
  9. Scooter Jones

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    I remember reading a story awhile back about a guy in N.Y. who had rigged a way of pulling on a cable inside of his cab so that a cover dropped down over his license plate as he approached the toll crossings. Needless to say, they finally caught onto him and he paid a BIG fine as a result.
     
  10. Dave_in_AZ

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    Oh we have photo radar EVERYWHERE in the Phoenix metro area and surrounding cities. Go through intersection late; FLASH, it will get you for speeding as well, even if its green, they have them in A LOT of the school zones that are on avenues as well.
     
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  11. Lucy in the Sky

    Lucy in the Sky Medium Load Member

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    That is awesome

    I wonder when drivers will finally say enough is enough with all this elog, camera, driver monitoring b.s. and go on strike. Hoffa did it in the 70s wats to stop us now?
     
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