Eye in the sky? These miniature cameras are in the road

| 8/24/2005

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?