If you think those reflector bumps along the road are simply there to
illuminate shoulders and lane dividers at night, think again.
Officials in Malaysia are proposing a plan to turn those cat’s-eye
reflectors into miniature cameras that will help crack down on speeders.
The cameras, which will be hidden from view, will photograph speeders
and transmit the information to a computer system, where it will be processed
and a summons will be issued.
The New Straits Times reported that officials have not yet set a date for installation of the
cameras, but they are hopeful that the program will reduce the need for
manpower and free up police officers for other duties.
How long will it take for states to figure out where to get the money
to buy this kind of technology for U.S. roads?