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This is a discussion on Photo Proof License Plate Spray within the Camaro / SS forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Since I recently got nailed three times by photo-radar cameras, I've been thinking that it may be a good idea ...

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    Unhappy Photo Proof License Plate Spray

    Since I recently got nailed three times by photo-radar cameras, I've been thinking that it may be a good idea to pick up a can of the spray-on anti-photo stuff I've seen advertised. I live in the Socialist Republic of Maryland where they don't allow license plate covers, so that is why I'm thinking about the spray-on stuff, but at $40.00 per can, I'd like to be sure it is worth the money.

    Has anybody had any experience with this stuff ? Does it work ?

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    I'm interested also. Anybody out there use this stuff.
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    Dont waste your money. It does not work. Where i live they used to have cameras, they have since been removed. I tried everything from the spray to the plate cover. About 3 months after i tried all these ways to avoid getting my plate pic taken the local news did a story on how none of the products sold work.

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    Mod a cutout servo to flip the plate down..

    Like the others said don't waste you money.. Just obey the speed limit..

    Problem solved..
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    Put some spacers on the top half mounting points for the plate, so the plate angles down. I don't know the trigonometry of the camera angle and what would be needed to avoid it... but it's a suggestion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by konigandy6 View Post
    Put some spacers on the top half mounting points for the plate, so the plate angles down. I don't know the trigonometry of the camera angle and what would be needed to avoid it... but it's a suggestion.
    They wont work either. Unless the plate is facing the ground. The cameras that were set up here could just get a partial plate number and they would still track you down.

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    Just slow down,,,,no worries then

    Camera's in AZ give you an 11 mph buffer, I don't need to go that far over the limit so I don't worry about it.

    Is the buffer tighter in Maryland?

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    You need a flux capacitor! 88 mph and FOOF!!

    Oh wait,, that leaves your plate spinning in the intersection..

    never mind

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    Mod a cutout servo to flip the plate down..

    Like the others said don't waste you money.. Just obey the speed limit..

    Problem solved..
    Obey the speed limit ?!? Are you serious ?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    Just slow down,,,,no worries then

    Camera's in AZ give you an 11 mph buffer, I don't need to go that far over the limit so I don't worry about it.

    Is the buffer tighter in Maryland?
    I think the "buffer" is about the same here, but in many cases, the speed limits here are set artificially low. For instance, a four lane road near me with no parking on either side has speed limit of 35. If you aren't very careful on this stetch of road, you will be running along at 50 or more and not even notice.

    I generally drive at 10 over the limit most of the time, so on roads like the foregoing, I'm on the ragged edge. . .

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    I think I'm gonna look into a new radar detector. Since these red light and speed cameras use radar to calculate speed, etc., looks like that would be the best way to defeat these devices.

    Anybody got an opinion regarding the current crop of new radar detectors ? I have an old Passport, but it is only good for Ka and X-band radar. Its not really effective against the new technologies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ripinator View Post
    I think I'm gonna look into a new radar detector. Since these red light and speed cameras use radar to calculate speed, etc., looks like that would be the best way to defeat these devices.

    Anybody got an opinion regarding the current crop of new radar detectors ? I have an old Passport, but it is only good for Ka and X-band radar. Its not really effective against the new technologies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ripinator View Post
    I think the "buffer" is about the same here, but in many cases, the speed limits here are set artificially low. For instance, a four lane road near me with no parking on either side has speed limit of 35. If you aren't very careful on this stetch of road, you will be running along at 50 or more and not even notice.

    I generally drive at 10 over the limit most of the time, so on roads like the foregoing, I'm on the ragged edge. . .

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    That part of the country has always been a little,,,,,communist if you will for lack of a better term. It does sound like the speed limits may be set a little low. We have that in some instances here in Prescott Valley.
    Most of those roads however can be avoided, and I just make myself aware of where I'm at and how fast I'm driving.
    Got nailed once by a speed camera a few years ago where it dropped from 45 to 35. I was going 46 (11 over exactly) and the 35 camera nailed me,,,,haven't had a problem since I've made myself aware of that particular camera. Once was enough and I learned ($150 mistake). I also researched the buffer allowed, and since I never really go more than 5 over everywhere I go (camera or not) it hasn't been a problem (except the instance where the limit changed).

    I doubt you'll find any type of gimic that is going to sneek past a photo camera. Best advice is to adjust your driving habits,,,,or change your routes to avoid the cameras. They should be making you more aware of what you are doing behind the wheel, and that's a good thing.

    Lately here in AZ they have been removing them. It was found after many traffic studys that they were causing more accidents due to people slamming on the brakes (we have alot of tailgaters here) so it was voted to remove them in certain parts of Phoenix.

    One was removed up here in Prescott Valley as well.

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    hey op i used to live in hagerstown so i understand the unnecessary LOW speed limits ive been down your way many times, the md buffer is also 11 but i dont think they hit you unless your going faster than 11. SO...md you cannot use the reflective tinted plate covers? ive never used one but it has its claims

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    There are plate covers for this that aren't tinted so they pass for any tint law you may have in your state. It only obstructs the view of the plate from the side. As long as you are directly behind the plate it reads fine, and you can't really tell there is even a plate on there. Once you move to the side however it blurs the plate.

    Shouldn't get pulled over for having a cover like that, however it has been noted around here that if cops notice it, they might pull you over to harrass you about it knowing it is there to try to defeat a radar camera. It admits guilt and/or mischevious behavor just having one on the car.

    I'm told they work on the photo cameras, but I wouldn't know first hand. They are sold at a couple stores around here for about $50.

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    Its not only a buffer issues, but how Maryland does it. Maryland was one of the first states to cut the times between a yellow and red light so they could get more money from the red light cameras. There is a businessman that his delivery fleet was getting hit with tickets all the time, he had them drive through the know zones at the speed limit and was still getting nailed. The mans p.o.v got hit multiple times too. He even drove one of the trucks (that the speedometer was professionally calibrated) and got a ticket. They put the fine at 40 dollars so its more expensive for the average person to fight than pay the fine. The state has had deceased officers sign off to verify the ticket. In Maryland, its a big money grabbing operation and nearly impossible to fight.

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    Save your money for the ticket or just slow down
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    Quote Originally Posted by tatertot91 View Post
    Save your money for the ticket or just slow down
    Ya know. . . If I am going to "drive the speed limit" everywhere I go, I may as well dump my Camaro and go get a Chevy Chevette. . .

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    Having a fast car doesn't mean it has to be driven fast. There's a time and a place for that.

    Ironically the car doesn't have to be fast to drive like a nut either. I've never seen so many people in one town that drive like their asses are on fire. Mini vans, little eco boxes, toyotas, you name it. It's the only time anybody does anything fast in this town

    Of course we have alot of roll over deaths here too, at least 1 or 2 a week. Sad when you see them take someone with them.

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