Technology Raises Emerging Ethical Issues
There is debate over the government using license plate readers to track vehicles throughout the country. Â In the nations capital there is more than one plate reading camera per square mile. Many feel that this is an invasion of privacy and that the government needs a warrant to to track people's movement. Â
Why does it matter if a plate reader scans your license plate while you are driving? Â Unless you have a warrant out for your arrest, you shouldn't care one bit. Â The idea behind the plate reader is to capture criminals and people who have done something wrong. Â On major highways there are electronic signs that give warnings on local weather conditions and help in the aid of finding vehicles involved in criminal activities. Â Over the summer I was traveling on I-81 south through Pennsylvania and there was a message giving vehicle information on a vehicle that contained an abducted child. Â If that vehicle drove through a place that had a plate reader, that child would have stood a great chance of being rescued (I have no idea of the outcome as it was through two states). Â People need to stop worrying about the government watching you, they are not going too bother you unless you are doing something illegal.
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