ANPR, Automatic License Plate Recognition Camera, automatic number plate recognition

License Plate Cameras – Innocent Motorists Fear Cameras

Automatic License Plate Recognition Camera
In April 2013 I posted this picture and offered a prize to our readers who could identify this device. No one answered correctly. It is an Automatic License Plate Recognition Camera. 
One writer has now voiced concerns for law enforcement use of this system.  “Law abiding motorists could be mistaken for criminals bypolice using the automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) systems, the AA Motoring Trust has warned. Number plates obscured by dirt or with incorrect letter and number spacing, that cannot be read by the ANPR camera, may be flagged up as suspect registrations and police sent in pursuit, the trust said.” 

From Western Mail