Has anyone just used one of those photo blocker sprays on their plates so the plate is just overexposed on the picture?
If so what are your thoughts/comments on those products?
Mythbusters did a TV segment on that spray stuff recently and concluded that it was worthless except to the people selling it. Just slow down and save your money both on the spray and the fine.
I don't know what state you are in but, most states have laws prohibiting any type of cover on the plate. To the naked eye the polarization looks like it blocks the plate imprint, but the camera flash usually picks up both the front and back plates and even from and angle the plate can be read.
Like the other poster my idea would be save your money, slow down and don't run red lights!
Please SAVE your money which would buy you some peace. Think of the heartache that the product failure would induce (apart from shelling out money to the authorities) when you have bought the sprayer and the police stops you. You are better off slowing down and avoiding the hassle.
Yeah, they simply don't work in objective tests. (I've never used it and gotten a ticket, that's just what I've read on websites. Google it. You'll see.)
It's like the myth about driving fast so the toll cameras can't record your license plate, and it turns out, those cameras work just fine as long as you're not going faster than about 250mph.
Forget the license plate sprays. Worthless junk.
They tested them on "Busted"
, the Tv show, and Busted them
A lot of "Red Light Cameras" are now video cameras. (At leaste here in Chicago!) I was going to fight my violation until it gave me an option to view the video!!!!
For what it's worth on this subject, we don't have front license plates in Arizona.
Tests show it's a hoax.
i would love to try it
Try a different approach; spread a little mud on the plate before your next trip. If it rains, and washes the plate- slow down!
they do not work .
I got a ticket from a red light in Chicago (waiting to turn left and the guy in front of my refused to go and when it turned yellow and I got stuck behind him as he STILL wouldn't go) The ticket has a photo of your car right there on the top of the violation notice with the license plate very readable and visible. If they have video of the incident that looks to me like an open-shut case for them. I think that the fine was $90 or something like that. I now avoid these taxation zones and find alternate routes around all the redlight cameras. I won't even go into them as you never know what will happen and get "taxed" $90 for something that is beyond your control.
I'd move out of Chicago altogether if it weren't for the fact that my GF lives there. The city has absolutely nothing going for it other than my GF living there. It's dirty-filthy (everyone here is a litterbug), filled with corruption and crime, and everything super-expensive even BEFORE the almost 11% sales tax thrown on top of THAT.
The red-light cameras are only a small part of why Chicago sucks so much. I'd love to move back to Madison instead of this FIB-infested hole.
Cover plate cover work
The covers that have a prism like thing over the numbers works well.
how bout throwing some mud on the license plate(short term solution).
How about slowing down and stopping on Red!!
Plate covers were also busted. They partially blur it but it is still readable. The only angle it blocks it out is from almost directly from the side. The cameras are angled far enough out to see it clear enough. Not to mention they are very easily spotted from any angle so getting caught with it will get it taken away so you will be out the $50 they charge for it and then a ticket for having it on top of that. It would be cheaper to just run the red light.
This would get you pulled over just as quick as speeding would. If your registration plate is covered/obstructed by anything it's a violation.
The taxes and traffic enforcement are HORRIBLE in Chicago; however, the nightlife is EXECELLENT.
I have tried both and they don't work (at least not on the expressway toll cameras).
I have seen a plate cover that uses the same style privacy glass seen in fancy washroom stalls. Basically, it is completely clear and when an electrical charge is sent to the glass, the glass completely "clouds" up. The only problem is that the plate cover is over an inch thick.
Recently in Illinois the Vehicle Code changed so that you can no longer use a clear license plate cover (tinted ones used to be the only ones prohibited).
There is no front plate in NC either
Yeah, I took my regular, slim plastic cover off when they changed that law. I didn't use mine to try and evade any enforcement, rather to keep the plate from getting messed up with all the road salt they use around here.
Best approach is to stop on red, save your money,save yours and other's lives.
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