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State agrees to delete toll booth photos
State Rep. James Webb said that when he drove through the Hooksett tolls on Interstate 93 recently, he noticed cameras were photographing every vehicle that passed through.
Earl Sweeney, assistant commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Safety, said Monday that the equipment was installed for open road tolling and the E-Z Pass system.
The state is now taking steps to ensure the information is immediately deleted, as long as enough money is available in the motorist's account, Sweeney said. If not, a photograph of the violator's license plate is kept for verification purposes.
"So, someone couldn't get in there and find out if Earl Sweeney went to Hooksett or not," Sweeney said.
By law, cameras are designed to photograph only the license plate and a small portion of the vehicle grille and the trunk or hatch section, he said.
The state is working with the vendor to make the changes to the system to ensure the information is immediately deleted, and Sweeney said he expects that process to be completed soon.
Some Derry residents had mixed reactions when told of the cameras at the tolls and the photographing of license plates.
Betsy McCall said she isn't concerned about the presence of the cameras.
Vinny Testa said he has concerns that the cameras could be violating privacy.
He said he would like to see the changes made so the license plate information is immediately deleted.
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