The story reports that in the last two years, 2 fatalities and 1... moreThe story reports that in the last two years, 2 fatalities and 184 injuries in motorcycle-involved collisions. It doesn't say how many were MC-only. I'm sure most were involving autos as well. It seems like Cali is screwing with bikers because they can. They say the police will be "cracking down" on those operating regular vehicles as well---but the event is called a "Specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation". In areas frequented by motorcyclists. Maybe I'm too cynical, but this sounds more like a biker-targeted harassment event, than a safety-oriented one. Anybody wearing a patch that day, might as well have a bulls-eye painted on, as well. The courts in most of the real world part of the country have rules that motorcycle-targeted enforcement operations biased and unfair, so they they hang a "safety" tag, and promise to stop a car or two, but I think if you could get access to data from all stops during this operation, the numbers will tell a different story. Just my ... less
Do I understand that a vertical plate is where there are two or ... moreDo I understand that a vertical plate is where there are two or more lines of characters? If the license plate scanners being used cannot cope with this, the Police need to update their equipment. In the UK all scanners have been able to read multi-line plates for the last eleven years or so.