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High-tech plate scanners boost Pasco traffic stops

High-tech plate scanners boost Pasco traffic stops

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla (TBO.com)- The job just got easier for six members of the Pasco County Sheriff's Office patrol unit.

The unit is using license plate scanning technology that can take a photo of a car's tag and run it through a database.

Instantly.

The software, purchased from Oldsmar-based PlateSmart Technologies, can detect whether a plate number is suspended and identify the registered driver linked to the plate, whether that driver has a valid license and on what car that plate should be affixed, among other things. Two cameras are mounted inside the car, and night vision lamps affixed outside the unit help the cameras pick up plate numbers at night.

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