Wednesday, April 21, 2010

They're Even Watching Your Speed From Space

The people who complain about the red light cameras are really going to be mad about this- a new type of speed camera is being tested in Britain which can use satellites to measure average speed over long distances.

The cameras combine license plate-reading technology with a global positioning satellite receiver. So now you can even get busted from space. Here's more on this new technology.

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SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.

SRTC offers services including transportation monitoring, transportation modeling, census information analysis, travel demand forecasting, historical traffic count analysis, geographic information systems, and trip generation rates.