Monday, August 02, 2010

Delhi Police Use Facebook to Track Scofflaw Drivers - NYTimes.com

An interesting application of Facebook

The online rap sheet was impressive. There are photos of people on motorcycles without helmets, cars stopped in crosswalks, drivers on cellphones, drivers in the middle of illegal turns and improperly parked vehicles.

Using the pictures, the Delhi Traffic Police have issued 665 tickets, using the license plate numbers shown in the photos to track vehicle owners, said the city’s joint commissioner of traffic, Satyendra Garg.

Despite some concerns about privacy, and the authenticity of the photos, the public’s response has been overwhelmingly positive, he said.

Delhi Police Use Facebook to Track Scofflaw Drivers - NYTimes.com

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