by Mike Masnick
Fri, May 28th 2010 9:14am
We recently wrote about a guy "caught" by a redlight camera who had to decode the numerical codes on the photos sent to him to prove he didn't actually run the red light. It was disturbing enough to find out that police were sending motorists tickets when they obeyed the law, but reader Brent points us to an even more problematic situation. Apparently, at least some police are simply taking guesses on license plates if they can't read all the letters correctly -- and they're sending tickets to the wrong people because of it. The police in the story insist that if they can't read the plate, they won't send a ticket, but the reporter covering the story shows at least two cases where that's simply not true, and where it seems clear that police just took a guess -- sending tickets to the wrong parties.
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