Taipei, Taiwan installs sound-activated cameras to target noisy motorists. The Taipei Times reports that the Taipei Department of Environmental Protection has “unveiled a noise-activated camera to photograph motorists who make excessive noise at night.” The camera is activated when noise recordings reach 84 decibels or more between 10:30 p.m. and 3:30 a.m. When that happens, the camera will send the image and decibel level to a laptop computer operated by inspectors who will be by the roadside. So how much will you have to pay for the privilege of honking your horn at night? Between NT $1,800 to $3,600 (roughly US $57 to $114), depending on the decibel level.
Sleep well, Taipei.
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