Pay a toll to go to the grocery store?

A section of a Colorado highway now has cashless toll booths. High resolution cameras take a picture of the license plate on each car passing through the toll plaza. If the car does not have an EasyPass, the license plate is matched with vehicle registration records and you get a bill at the end of the month. While this system reduces costs by elminating the expense of tolltakers and should speed traffic, the technology could be applied on local roads by governments starved for cash to maintain roads. Privacy issues abound, since the system creates a record of where you have been, meaning the government and/or civil lawyers can rummage through those records later for evidence.

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