MOT automatic monitoring

Why not issue chipped stickers with an MOT certificate that can be placed on the inside of a windscreen? These could then be monitored by the latest generation of average speed cameras. Offending vehicles can then be flagged and removed from the road if not successfully tested in a 30 day period. This is a similar sytem to toll gate stickers used in other countries and would free up police resources.

Submitter name: 
Wayne Knowles

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Chip not required - data links exist

Using existing number-plate recognition technology and the existing MOT database police can already identify MOT evaders.  No chip required.  One advantage of a chip-inside, though, could be to match the chip with the number-plate.

Currently you need an MOT to get car tax so seeing a car with out of date or missing tax ( vehicle excise ) stamp is a further clue.

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