Police want to expand camera surveillance on highway
If it is up to the IJsselland regional police, the license plates of all vehicles on motorways near Groningen, Nijkerk and Deventer will also be registered next year. Currently, the police already scan all number plates on the A28 and A50 motorways near Zwolle. A controversial system, as a legal framework is lacking. In late 2007, the permanent monitoring of the A28 announced. A year later, the police released know that it also wanted to introduce camera surveillance on highways in Groningen and Drenthe, in order to tackle "mobile banditry". The license plates collected by police through the A28 are kept for seven days and compared with known license plates of suspects' cars.