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Rather than invest in more CHP enforcement, Metro is developing an automated system designed to detect the number of occupants in a car and issue a ticket if the transponder setting does not match.
Ship satellite positioning data consulted by Reuters and available on Reuters Eikon shows unusual movements by some of the Russian vessels named by the security sources including switching off the transponders which give a precise location.
The exception is motorcycles, which don’t need a transponder and always ride free.
In the third quarter, more than one million crossings were made each month without a transponder.
Flight-tracking companies don’t log military flights, but amateur plane watchers examining transponder data often catch clues.
Drivers who cross can pay through transponders, which correspond to prepaid accounts, or via phone or online after receiving an invoice in the mail.
On weekdays, roughly 60 to 65 percent of drivers have transponders and, on weekends, that number dips to 45 to 50 percent.
An investigation revealed that a toll transponder and a multi-tool were stolen from vehicles on South Meadow Court and Maxine Street.
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Did You Know?
This word was coined during World War II by simply joining pieces of the words transmitter and responder. Transponders are basic to modern aviation and communications satellites, and they're finding new uses in fields such as medicine as well. But they're now also part of everyday life. The "E-ZPass" that lets you drive right through turnpike tollbooths is a transponder, and the car you're driving may not even start unless it recognizes the signal from your personal key's transponder. In a big crowded foot race, you may carry a tiny transponder on your shoe that records when you cross both the starting line and the finish line.
Origin and Etymology of transponder
First Known Use: circa 1944See Words from the same year
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