Microchipping Our Motorcycles

Motorcycle News published an eye-opening article about the British Government wanting to implant microchips into peoples' motorcycles to...

Motorcycle News published an eye-opening article about the British Government wanting to implant microchips into peoples' motorcycles to determine if any unregistered bikes are riding the roadways...

DVLA crime reduction officer Allan Lindenburn said the aim was to see whether the chips, called Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chips, could provide a solution to high rates of road tax evasion for motorcycles.
Read the full story here...
http://www.motorcyclenews.com/..../?&R=EPI-90912

Police departments in Britian already rely on license plate recognition systems for cars. However they don't work for motorcycles, because these systems only work on front-facing license plates. So, the idea for implanting chips into motorcycles came up.

I've got a better idea. If Britian's sole concern is to collect money on vehicle use, just pass it through gasoline taxes.

But I suspect that's not the whole story with the British government. They want to know WHO is using the roadways. That's why registration is required. It's not as simple as just collecting taxes. It's about collecting detailed records on everyone.

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