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    Quote Originally Posted by smudger View Post
    Quote......"The Home office needs to set up a national specialist unit to catch these vehicles."

    Aye! a good idea in theory, but you can imagine the cost of all this, they would set up committees to report to other committees, and employ thousands of pen pushers, the whole thing would spiral out of control, passing the costs onto the already over taxed motorists
    I dont think so. If they get a lot of un insured cars off the road it should actually SAVE the rest of us loadsa money on insurance costs. All they need to do is divert staff from the speed cameras and task them with catching uninsured and false number plates. The computer could do most of it.

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    I am hard pressed to work out how computers can do most of it. Most cloners are very good at it, it is not as simple as looking at number plates, and chassis/engine numbers have to be checked for tampering. Some police authorities had teams that specialised in cloning/vehicle theft, I am not sure how many there will be left after the cuts. However, I suppose G4S could do it....

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    Quote......"G4S could do it.."

    Naw! they are too busy recruiting the staff they should have recruited months ago,, and had them trained ready for the games.

    After all, they have to justify the Millions they got from the government (our tax money) all that time ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wagolynn View Post
    I am hard pressed to work out how computers can do most of it. Most cloners are very good at it, it is not as simple as looking at number plates, and chassis/engine numbers have to be checked for tampering. Some police authorities had teams that specialised in cloning/vehicle theft, I am not sure how many there will be left after the cuts. However, I suppose G4S could do it....
    ANPR could probably be upgraded to not only scan the plate but to identify the make/model/colour as well. The current cloners don't have to find an exact match so that would at least make it harder. Maybe manufacturers should put some kind of uniqe identifiers on each car using RFID ( http://www.explainthatstuff.com/rfid.html ).

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    ANPR does show the operator the vehicle details linked to that registration number.

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    I did know that - What I meant was that ANPR would scan the car to see if the details matched without any intervention by a human. If they didn't match then the alrm would be raised.

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    I thought that APNR was just to check if the car was insured or not, it doesn't cover Vin and Chasis numbers.

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    It covers Whether the car has a valid MOT. So it must have links to at least three databases. DVLA, Motor Insurance (MID) and VOSA

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    All the data that is on the V5 is on the DVLA database. I was postulating a possible way forward - not a fact.

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    Ok Santa, I was just pointing out vehicle make and colour is shown to the ANPR operator, once the system has interrogated the database, it is a complex problem to solve. Perhaps it would me more fruitful to tackle to remove the incentives to clone.

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