Automatic Number Plate Recognition introduced on island

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A system designed to catch motorists driving untaxed and illegal vehicles is to be introduced in the Isle of Man, it has been announced.

Government figures suggest about 3% of vehicles driving on Manx roads, and 6% of vehicles parked on public highways, are not displaying a valid tax disc.

A police spokesman said the Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) system will be used to "reduce that number".

The ANPR system scans vehicle registrations as they drive past.

According to the Department of Infrastructure the technology is capable of reading car registrations regardless of the speed of the vehicle or density of the traffic.

It will be introduced over the next few months at various locations around the island.

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