You lucky things. http://www.theage.com.au/national/hightech-blitz-on-road-toll-20090904-fbfy.html I see a few issues with this. There is an implicit assumption that people who have no rego and no licence are going to crash. Taking a 10% of all accidents being unlicenced/unregistered does not mean that all unlicenced/unregistered drivers will crash, just that of those that did, 10% of them met that criteria. If it's just a camera stuck on a bridge, that won't solve anything. Sending a copper round some days later or a fine in the post won't stop them. But if you don't do that, you need to have a visible presence on the roads operating the equipment with bikes and cars ready to arrest and detain. But if you do stop a driver who either without a licence or without registration, what do you do? You can fine them, add points to their non existent licence or lock them up. Do we really want to lock people up for this offence? That takes them out of the workforce, potentially having knock on effects for their family and ultimately the wider community. But the biggest concern I have is that the state will now have time and date information on the whereabouts of its citizens as they go about their lawful day to day activities. In the UK, most cop cars now have ANPR fitted and although the police only act on 'hits', we rely on the powers that be to tell us that that information is only transient and not kept. I guarantee that the first person to ask the question will be met by either a politician or police spokesperson telling us that if we have nothing to hide we have nothing to fear. That sort of misses the point about the state overtly tracking what we do, where go, how we go there and who we associate with. They will then tell us that it's to stop terrorists, criminals or other violent criminal activity and it's for our own protection. And bit by bit, we progressively lose all our rights to go about our business without being watched by the state. There was a golden age for privacy but this isn't it.