Infrared lights installed on Mt. Juliet license plate readers

MT. JULIET, Tenn. (WKRN) – Some Tennessee license plate readers have had trouble reading the new, dark green tags at night, but there’s promising news in Mt. Juliet.

These cameras are instrumental in AMBER Alerts, missing person cases and tracking fugitives.

Now, police at Mt. Juliet said they are back up and running after experiencing some issues.

The police department told News 2 that their supplier added infrared illuminators to their cameras, which helps get a clear picture of the new signs now.

Captain Tyler Chandler said Mt. Juliet has noticed less criminal activity in their area. They think these license plate readers are stopping crime.

This is just one of many cities with license plate readers that have reported problems. LPR manufacturers said they tried to make software adjustments to improve the situation, citing differences in reflectivity.

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The Department of Revenue said there are no plans to make any changes to the way Tennessee’s new discs are made. Infrared lights installed on Mt. Juliet license plate readers

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