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Ontario Provincial Police using GPS darts make roads safer, could threaten privacy

Monday, September 11, 2017 @ 04:04 PM | By Terry Davidson

The Ontario Provincial Police have a new pilot project in place where they shoot at fleeing cars using Global Positioning System (GPS) darts which track the vehicles' movements.

Those involved in the trial project say the use of darts could mean fewer casualties from high-speed chases. Experts, however, warn their use could also lead to privacy issues if overzealous or unscrupulous officers misuse the new technology.

It was during the small hours of Sept. 1 that OPP officers in Brant County used the new darts —...