Monday, April 14, 2014
Traffic Tickets from Robots
The police mailed me a ticket for running a red light while driving a rental car. What's troubling to me is that I don't remember ever running a red light. I'm sure it happened, I'm just happy I didn't run anyone over. A camera took a picture of my license plate when I ran the light. I have also run a lot of red lights (four or five a day) on my bike, but I don't have a license plate on my bike. I wonder if somewhere at the police station there's a hard drive with photos of me running red lights every day for years on end, and once they get approval to use facial recognition technology they'll send a car to pick me up and take me to traffic jail.