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Police ready for number plate recognition

Legislative requirements for a trial now in place

Number plate recognition technology will be used by police to catch drivers of un-taxed UK registered cars on Manx roads this summer.

The Home Affairs Minister released details of a pilot scheme to expedite the process of identifying people contravening the law in the House of Keys today (Tue).

Legislative requirements for the trial are now in place - which will run until the end of the year - the department will then decide if it's to become a permanent fixture.

It's expected to become routine by the end of the year, extending the use of the devices into patrol vehicles is subject to the trial's success.

Bill Malarkey thanked North Douglas MHK David Ashford for giving him the opportunity to reveal the plans - which are part of government's drive to digital:

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