US wants to make GPS vehicle tracking mandatory

Another step on the way to a state not even George Orwell would have envisioned:

Details of the tracking systems vary. But the general idea is that a small GPS device, which knows its location by receiving satellite signals, is placed inside the vehicle.
The problem, though, is that no privacy protections exist. No restrictions prevent police from continually monitoring, without a court order, the whereabouts of every vehicle on the road.
No rule prohibits that massive database of GPS trails from being subpoenaed by curious divorce attorneys, or handed to insurance companies that might raise rates for someone who spent too much time at a neighborhood bar. No policy bans police from automatically sending out speeding tickets based on what the GPS data say.
Even more shocking are additional ideas that bureaucrats are hatching. A report prepared by a Transportation Department-funded program in Washington state says the GPS bugs must be made “tamper proof” and the vehicle should be disabled if the bugs are disconnected.

This gets scarier by the day.

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  4. I sell a gps vehicle tracking device and I love them, but they are not all that bad if you have one on your vehicle for tracking your young children. When the government start having them installed in vehicles with no options for the owner it may be a little scary for someone else tracking you with you not knowing. For the most part it’s a great accerrory to any vehicle.

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  5. I sell a gps vehicle tracking device and I love them, but they are not all that bad if you have one on your vehicle for tracking your young children. When the government start having them installed in vehicles with no options for the owner it may be a little scary for someone else tracking you with you not knowing. For the most part it’s a great accerrory to any vehicle.

    GPS Advanced Vehicle Tracking

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