Texas state representative wants transponders in all cars

Larry Phillips

This just goes to prove that one bit of sanity cannot go unanswered. Representative Larry Phillips has introduced a bill in the Texas House of Representatives which would require that all state automobile inspection stickers include a built-in electronic transponder. The device would transmit information like the vehicle's VIN, insurance policy number, and license plate number, and — here's the best part — the car's owner would be mailed a $250 ticket if their insurance was found to be expired. Ah, but it doesn't stop there. To make checks like this possible, the legislation would also create a database of every Texas automobile insurance policy.

[Thanks, Bob]