Queensland Police are implementing automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) to keep an eye on the state's roads during the school holidays, according to the Queensland Police Minister Neil Roberts.
The Police had carried out a 12-month trial of the new technology and has now bought one unit for use during the holiday period, which begins today.
Roberts said research has shown that unlicensed and unregistered motorists are three times more likely to be involved in a traffic crash.
"It is these offences that can be targeted by ANPR technology," he said.
Police hoped to buy further units so that there will be one in every police region across the state by mid next year.