Vehicle: Car: License Plate
License plates on the Roof   (0)  [vote for, against]
Does exactly what it says on the tin

Put license plates on the roof of all vehicles, so helicopters can search for a car more easily. Would be done with a decal style thing, which doesnt make it too expensive. Its done for cop-cars and security vehicles, but I think it should be done on privately owned vehicles aswell.
-- miasere, Apr 07 2003

I don't especially want my car to look like a race car or a taxi. I suspect that this will be Baked soon enough in the form of electronic ID that will show up on police screens automatically (if that doesn't fall foul of the Constitution).
-- DrCurry, Apr 07 2003

Whilst I am not American, and so dont know the constitution, how can it infringe on the constitution at all if you are simply moving a license plate to a more visable place.

[Basie] - Speeding tickets are a good thing. Although I know people dont like getting them, they are a very neccessary evil.

[jutta] - Dont know. Maybe on the trunk? Or on the hood cover? I may have to come up with another idea for hats with license plates on.
-- miasere, Apr 08 2003

Or motorcyles.
-- bristolz, Apr 08 2003

How about bikes have to have a flag with the license plate on stuck to his helmet (motor bike helmet, not Prince Albert)

Im not preposing a removal of normal license plates, Imsuggesting an addition of a license plate on the roof. If some cars are exempt, it doesnt matter.
-- miasere, Apr 08 2003

This is a good idea. It doesn't infringe on the Constitution in any way either.
-- Madcat, Apr 08 2003

Amendment XI

A well regulated motor vehicle, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bare arms, shall not be infringed.
-- thumbwax, Apr 08 2003

Or a big bar code on the roof/hood that can be read by toll booths but still be read optically with suitably equipped computerised cameras on a helicopter.

Or a mid-range transponder and directional receiver.

There are many ways to skin this cat.
-- FloridaManatee, Apr 08 2003

thumb: Ha! I guess Britain already has it covered in the Magna Car.
-- FarmerJohn, Apr 08 2003

Baked, and more than baked!

Every single non-private school owned vehicle in South Africa (well, my province anyway) is required to do this already as part of education dept. policy. For at least the last 10 years.
-- weevil, Apr 09 2003

random, halfbakery