How to kill the space program: Satellites to issue speeding tickets from space – SciTechBlog – CNN.com Blogs

UK drivers had better stay under that speed limit, because the traffic authorities are watching… from outer space. According to The Telegraph, an American company called PIPS Technology has developed a system that uses two cameras on the ground and one mounted on a satellite in orbit to catch speeders.

via Satellites to issue speeding tickets from space – SciTechBlog – CNN.com Blogs.

This is entirely feasible now, with toll tags and the like.  Wisely, I think they’d rather have the tolls than a few fines and empty roads.

Putting big heavy snoopers into space is very very expensive, and totally optional.  Use an optional program against a populace (even one that’s guilty) is a really good way to get that one, and its more useful cousins, unfunded.