NYC Plans to Track Vehicles Entering City

New York City is developing a plan to track every vehicle that enters Manhattan to help guard against potential terrorist attacks, the New York Times reported Tuesday.


The proposal, dubbed Operation Sentinel, would rely on various technologies, some of which are still being perfected, and includes photographing and scanning the license plates of cars and trucks at all bridges and tunnels into the city, and using sensors to detect radioactivity, the Times said.

Data on each vehicle would be sent to a command center where it would be indexed and stored for at least a month as part of a broad security plan that emphasizes protecting the city’s financial district, the paper reported, citing police officials.

If a registration or plate was not linked to a suspicious vehicle or a law enforcement investigation, it would be eliminated, the Times said.


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