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GPS Jammers on UK Roads Posing Risks

Matt Ball on February 18, 2013 - in Transportation

Thousands of people in the UK are using “GPS jammers” that plug into car cigarette lighters and can stop tracking systems used to detect stolen cars, monitor vehicle use or stop drivers working overlong hours, according to new findings from experts.

That could lead to the danger of overtired lorry drivers staying on the roads despite the presence of monitoring equipment, and could also pose a threat if vehicles equipped with the jammers were to go on to airport areas near aircraft which rely on GPS (global positioning system) for navigation.

Read more via The Guardian

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