Coming to a street near you!

How would you feel if a ticket for talking on your cellphone—including an incriminating photo—arrived in the mail?

With a new system developed in Europe, it could happen. Ticket-writing for violations like speeding, tailgating, and not wearing your seatbelt are showing promise of becoming automated with a new mobile system, developed by a EU partnership and being tested in Tampere, Finland.

And overall, in the countries that might adopt it, it simply means that there will be a lot more tickets written.

The next step for this technology, potentially, could be to spot those texting or using hand-held cellphones while driving.

The system could be put into public use as soon as 2013...