Meet Finland's All-Knowing 3D Speed Camera

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In Finland there are cameras. Automated cameras. They observe the roads, watching for speeders. Nothing new, right? Wrong. These silent watchers can ding drivers for pretty much everything else too.

Items like insurance, taxes, seat belt usage and tailgating—all checked in the blink of an eye!

Called ASSET (Advanced Safety and Driver Support for Essential Road Transport), the effective range is about 150 feet, and you really can have as many as four or five tickets issued to you, simultaneously:

It is the first to detect multiple offences at the same time and is connected to police computers via satellite, so that prosecutions can be started within seconds of any offence.


Within seconds! How fun. [Daily Mail]

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I'm betting they mask this in a "we're just trying to save lives" argument while the real crux of this is producing a revenue stream via tickets.