10/14/2011 12:43 pm ET Updated Dec 14, 2011

Government Cameras In Cars Could Become Reality

For self-conscious drivers or those who fear the government is always watching, a new patent could spell trouble.

in-car transponders such as those used by E-Z Pass could soon come equipped with mini-cameras, according to MSNBC.

The given reason for the inward-pointing cameras is to make sure that people aren't illegally taking advantage of carpool lanes. Outward-facing cameras which could also be placed in an E-Z Pass device, could be used to snap photos of car accidents.