When the traffic cameras in Redwood, California send back photos with obscured license plates, officials there dispose of them, lest they wrongly fine a motorist for an infraction he didn't commit.

Wait. That's what they should do.  Actually, in some cases they just guess what the obscured numbers might be until they find a match in the database, then stop guessing and send the their best guess a $385 ticket (plus points off his driving record).

TheNewspaper.com notes that Redwood isn't the first city to guestimate infractions. Redwood imposes no penalties on officers who issue false citations.