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Friday, March 18, 2011

New shoe scanners: You can leave your shoes on

Ever since would-be shoe bomber Richard Reid tried to blow up a transatlantic flight in December of 2001 with explosives concealed in his shoes, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) made airline passengers remove their shoes for X-raying. TSA now want to improve the process with a special shoe scanner that does not necessitate removal of shoes. TSA announced this week that it’s accepting proposals for a “shoe scanner” device. Designers can now submit proposals for the scanners.

1 comment:

Lynn said...

What were those shoe x-ray machines called back in the 1950s? Do you remember them? How many people were killed by them? I don't recall.

I don't know why a foot and shoe specialty site would glorify the use of such a thing.