Previously used by high profile government agencies and rich biollionaires, GPS tracking devices are become more accessible and making their way to small towns across America.
Pioneering this endeavor is the homey town of North Brunswick, New Jersey where officials hope to install GPS tracking systems in all of their government owned township cars. The goal of this project is to instill transparency and accountability in the government. The GPS tracking devices that are supposed to be put in the cars can record speed, their locations, where and how often the car is being driven, and a myriad of other useful data.
The installation of these devices was put on hold due to concerned residents. The project, estimated to cost about $32,000 seemed fiscally irresponsible to the residents of North Brunswick, especially in such an economically tense atmosphere. In response, local officials are looking for grants to fund what they think an important and necessary addition to their policing efforts.