Why i am raising funds:
I have been granted provisional patent for a system that can give out automatic speeding tickets based on checkpoints. I would like to take this to the next level and develop the technology so that this dream will one day become a reality.
Speeding tickets are given out when a person goes above a posted speed limit. Police officers spend countless hours looking for people who break the posted speed limit, this is a waste of police resources. If only there were a way to issue speeding tickets automatically without a police officer sitting and pointing a radar for hours at a time hoping to issue a ticket. Now there is a way to issue tickets automatically. The system is based on checkpoints and speed formula for calculating speed based on distance divided by time. Now everyone who speeds will receive a ticket not just the few that are caught.
How it works:
My system for automatic speeding tickets is simple. The system is based on a simple formula for calculating speed based on distance divided by time between checkpoints.
First the car has to be identified. The car can be identified using cameras to record license plates as they cross through a checkpoint, RFIDs put in cars just like the EZtags available for tollways or scanners that scan registration stickers as they cross through a checkpoint. Once a car is identified its very simple to get the speed of the vehicle using formula for speed where these cars are identified.
For example if a checkpoint is 1 mile from another checkpoint and a car is going 60 miles per hour it should take the car 1 minute to reach 1 checkpoint from the other. If the car crosses the 2nd checkpoint within 45 seconds the car is going 80 miles per hour. This is calculated by speed = distance divided by time. Car 1 crosses checkpoint at 3:00:00 and gets to the second checkpoint which is 1 mile away at 3:01:00. Car 1's speed can be calculated at 60 miles per hour. Speed = distance divided by time. Speed = 1 mile divided by 60 seconds which gives the per second speed of 0.016 miles per second. Multiply by 60 to get speed per minute which is 1 mile per minute, then multiply by 60 to get miles per hour, which in this case would be 60 miles per hour. Car 2 goes through a checkpoint at 3:00:00 then the second checkpoint at 3:00:45. Same formula, speed = 1 mile divided by 45 seconds = 0.02 miles per second. Multiply by 60 to get miles per minute which is 1.33 miles per minute then multiply by 60 to get speed per hour which would be 80 miles per hour. In this case a speeding ticket is printed out for car 2 and automatically mailed to the person's house.
I imagine that this system would be adopted first by tollways because they have technology to identify vehicles when they cross through tolls and what time they have crossed through the tolls, they only need to input the distance between each toll and they can get speed.
I would like to have it rolled out nation wide on every freeway in the US. Where each exit and entrance to the freeway has a way to identify vehicles. If each exit and entrance id's cars every person who speeds on their freeway trip will receive a speeding ticket.
Advantages over existing technology:
Currently there is only one type of technology that can automatically issue a speeding ticket. This is the speeding ticket camera. My technology has an advantage over speeding ticket cameras because it forces a person to stay within the speed limit for a long distance and long period of time. Currently speeding ticket cameras can only give out tickets to people who speed within a certain radius where the camera is installed. Most people realize there is a camera there, slow down for a few seconds and speed back up. With my system they are forced to obey the speed limits for their entire trip or they get a speeding ticket.
If cars are identified on each entrance and exit of the freeways or on the tollways a database is built that id's every car that is on the freeway and where it enters and exits. This could be very useful to police officers looking for a stolen vehicle. If a car is stolen and enters the freeway, the license plate can be identified using cameras. This can be done in real time so that if a thief has stolen a car, its impossible for the thief to take the car anywhere because the license plates would id the vehicle right away and the police would know around where the car is based on entrance and exit ids.
This database could also locate vehicles that the police are looking for through amber alerts. If its on the freeway the database will record where the vehicle is.
If anyone has any questions about the technology i would be happy to answer them just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Risks and challenges
Challenges would be getting acceptance for this system by the Government. I think that when they think about the system and what it is capable of doing they will accept the system.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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