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Number Plate Technology Catches Unlicensed Drivers

December, 19 2010

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Australian police are mounting a large scale crackdown on unlicensed drivers this Christmas, armed with ground-breaking new number plate recognition technology.

Australian police are mounting a large scale crackdown on unlicensed drivers this Christmas, armed with ground-breaking new number plate recognition technology.

Victoria Police will implement Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology throughout the state during Operation AEGIS this Christmas.

The police force will use ten units in their operation, which will rapidly scan number plates to give immediate vehicle information.

Trials of the ANPR technology first took place in December 2007, with over a million number plates scanned and more than 13,000 illegal drivers stopped.

The ANPR devices are fitted into unmarked vans and linked to a number plate information database, with specially trained users on hand.

When an unauthorised driver is flashed up on the system, the operator contacts cooperating police vehicles with the information.

Analysis of road trauma data has revealed key areas of importance to police, and has largely dictated the positioning of the ANPR vehicles.

An estimated one million drivers are expected to be breathalysed in Victoria over the Christmas period, with Deputy Commissioner Ken Lay expecting a busy period for police.

"Over the next 24 days police will be across roads in every corner of the state. We will be breath-testing one million drivers for the Christmas period," he explained.

"Twenty four hours a day, every single day for the next 24 days, police will be working."

There are a range of great ways to find the perfect one for you and your vehicle at a price you will be delighted with.

The DVLA hosts a number of personalised registration auctions every year, where thousands of first class number plates will go under the hammer.

Call the experts at National Numbers on 01642 363738 and find out more about the next DVLA auction at the Imperial War Museum, The Quays, Manchester, Cheshire on 2nd, 3rd, 4th February 2011.

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