Re: New Laws
On Tue, 7 Jun 2005 21:25:28 +0100, "Larry" <NDA@larry-arnold.com>
>I never do anyway, I get my MOT when it is due
>in any case driving without an MOT certificate if it would pass one the next
>time entered is less of a crime than driving around 11.9 months of the year
>with something that would fail if it were tested on the spot.
>As for barcodes, most supermarket readers have difficulty with them do you
>really think that:
>a) a bar code can hold vast regiments of data
Yes, kilobytes in some instances. However, much more likely to hold
just a relatively small number (e.g. the number plate) and look up the
rest in a database.
>b) they can be read from a moving target considering that they are not in
>any standard place and a lot harder to see than reg no's
Agreed - reflectance from the glass, physical obscuration and optical
resolution make this unlikely. Placement and orientation are not
issues - many readers now are actually digital cameras and select and
decode the barcode (or barcodes) in software.
>putting up the price of MOT's is of course a pain, but what else do you
>expect from the government,
>Actually putting MOT's on a database is not such a bad idea, anything to
>deter the scum that drive round here untaxed and un mot'd in whatever they
>nicked the night before.
Quite. The technology already exists to look up insurance and MoT
status for a number plate (DVLA do it for their online tax disc
system, which is very good BTW). Doing a PNC for stolen vehicles also
makes sense - can be done at petrol stations, drive throughs, major
intersections and get the scumbags at every turn.
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