Vehicle speeding detection and identification

  • US 5,381,155 A
  • Filed: 06/09/1994
  • Issued: 01/10/1995
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/08/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method in traffic control for the detection and identification of moving vehicles on a roadway whose vehicle speed exceeds a predetermined speed limit, the method including:

  • (a) measuring the speed of the vehicles and determining if any of the vehicles are speeding vehicles because their speed exceeds the predetermined speed limit;

    (b) automatically reading the license plate number of the speeding vehicles using an opto-electric reader which converts license plate alpha-numerics into digital signals;

    (c) automatically, in a computer system, matching the license plate digital signals with a database of vehicle license numbers and deriving associated information therefrom associated with the matched license plate digital signals, including the name of the speeding vehicle'"'"'s registered owner; and

    (d) displaying the name of the speeding vehicle'"'"'s registered owner to the speeding vehicles.

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