Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Tuna’s rant at AFSarges site https://oldafsarge.blogspot.com/2017/09/rant-coming-on-in-321.html?showComment=1505834990107#c3435966461904480423 inspired my own rant.
License plate defacing.
Lots of stuff hits me like aluminum foil on a filling, but in New Jersey there is one thing that just winds my crank more than others.
Defaced license plates.
I don’t know about other states, but in New Jersey if the coloration around the plate letters and numbers is scratched off, the plate number is not picked up by traffic cameras. Besides scratching the coloration, there are also special covers that are also supposed to make photos difficult to read.
I see these defaced plates all the time.
This drives me nuts, because:
1. What makes these people so special that they can run red lights with impunity?
2. Why does law enforcement allow this?
Clearly if I can spot these doctored plates, the police could pull these cars over and issue a summons for defacing their plates. The practice would end in days.
I think that in New Jersey most of the traffic light cameras have been shut down due to legal issues, but it is still important for license plates to be readable…otherwise why even have them.
On many toll roads, toll takers are being retired. Tolls are paid by “Easy Pass” or a bill is sent to the driver based on a license plate picture. If pictures are unreadable, you and I will be paying for these cheaters.
Pisses me off!!
There is an easy solution; ticket these a-holes!
End of rant