Big brother is watch­ing!

Old Bike Australasia - - LETTERS TO THE EDITOR -

John Pater­son (“Signs of the times” OBA 44, Let­ters) writes about his frus­tra­tion with traf­fic signs and the vari­able mes­sages boards (VMBs) in par­tic­u­lar. As a re­cent ex-em­ployee of the or­gan­i­sa­tion re­spon­si­ble, due to pri­vati­sa­tion, I would like to point out that the av­er­age tran­sit times dis­played on these signs are quite ac­cu­rate as they are de­ter­mined by track­ing mo­torists’ e-tags be­tween var­i­ous points. They can also track “Peo­ple of in­ter­est” al­most any­where, and how of­ten they travel to cer­tain des­ti­na­tions, and if you don’t have an e-tag there is num­ber plate recog­ni­tion tech­nol­ogy for av­er­age speed in­fringe­ments. And yes – they can keep track of you! Mark Dodds Stan­well Tops, NSW

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