Tennessee’s New Blue License Plates Confuse Automatic Plate Readers

The state of Tennessee released some new white and blue license plates that are creating a bit of a problem for law enforcement.

According to The Tennessean, automatic license plate reading systems being used by law enforcement agencies have been unable to correctly read the plates.

While the Tennessee Department of Revenue will be looking into the reasons behind the plate reading issues at night, the state will continue printing the plates.

Police departments throughout Tennessee have adopted automatic license plate readers to scan plates from parked vehicles, as well as vehicles that drive past the police cruiser, allowing them to cross-examine plates with those on national “hotlists.”

According to TN House Majority Leader William Lamberth (R-Portland), it appears that the scanners’ reading issues are believed to be related to its software and that the company behind the scanners is working on fixing the issue.

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