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    Quote Originally Posted by joshthepilot
    ...people need to learn to get insurance and not be driving without a license...... It will also make it more dificult for illegal aliens.
    See, the thing about it is this: Will people who are already criminals comply? Doubtful. Just like the whole national ID thing and the failed assault weapons ban, the only people this infringes on are people who arent doing anything wrong in the first place. Criminals will find a way to get around it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wizardPC
    See, the thing about it is this: Will people who are already criminals comply? Doubtful. Just like the whole national ID thing and the failed assault weapons ban, the only people this infringes on are people who arent doing anything wrong in the first place. Criminals will find a way to get around it.
    exactly what i was about to write!

    it's quite scary how you sometimes write what i am about to!

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshthepilot
    Yea, take the bus.
    or remove the transponder part of the sticker
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    Personally it makes me mad that people want to track everything about everyone. Even though in Section 2 it states that "This Act takes effect September 1, 2005" I doubt it will actually pass. And if it does (Texas being a very right state) groups like the ACLU and EFF will jump all over it.

    And it sounds about as effective as CAPPS II (Airline passenger profiling and surveillance system) or the RFID tags that Brittan School District (Northern California) has embeded into the school ID's to track their students. (this is an ongoing legal battle at the moment, mainly cuz it was done without parental concent)

    I'll stop ranting here before it goes too off topic. The only way that i might become ok with it is if they did some major re-wording. Because as of the moment it's got things like this listed as information that they can have embeded into this tag:

    (Pulled from Sec. 601.502) "(4) any other information reasonably required by the department."

    Even the curent transponder systems for the toll roads use an ID number and scan that. Then it is refrenced within a (semi) secure database to deduct funds from your account. They aren't broadcasting all the info about you and your car, etc. to whomever happened to have a reader

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    Reason #6281 to not go to Texas.

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    Vehicle Inspections? What's that. Better move to Oklahoma! No tint law either.

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    If the system is only use for tracking wether the car still have insurance or un-expired registration, that is all fine. Anything more than that, let F it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by red green
    Sounds like an excellent plan for the turnpikes, then...

    They actually already do that in New Jersey. I know a few friends who have gotten speeding tickets because they Use EzPass and have gotten from one tool booth to the next extremely fast. I know they do not do exact calculations, because I speed, and have never gotten one. I am sure though if you go extremtly fast, is only when they will give you a ticket...


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    I think that most states have built in speed traps in the toll plaza's. I know in FL if you speed through one it will mail you a ticket.

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