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Old 12-26-2012, 11:50 AM   #2113
Blackmamba24kb
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Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Los Angeles
Vehicle:
2012 Impreza 5dr Prm
Satin White Pearl

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Originally Posted by burkart View Post
custom mod this week (sans photos):


WHO
- normal guy. not a scofflaw. resisting privatised APR [automated plate reader] techmology
- my legal and lawful attempts to thwart RLCs [red light cameras]


WHAT
- creating DIY passive anti-photo-enforcement measures
- flummox speed and red light cameras with subtly blurred numbers and tags

WHEN
- this wk I received a bunch of different license plate frames, each purporting to elude photo-radar and RLCs.

WHERE: rapid city, SD

WHY
- since I got new City plates, I'm paying through the nose in photo enforced tickets (speed cameras and RLC)
- the light timing and image capture strategies favor the private company contracted to collect this revenue

HOW
- removed plates from car, brought inside to do photo comparisons
- put each cover to the test by loading plate, taking flash photos in various lights

Results:
- it turns out plate covers of any kind are illegal in my area - and any kind (even clear) is grounds to be pulled over
- the three clear plate covers i ordered were all super tacky, bulky, obvious and useless
- attempts to use a laptop privacy screen failed due to extra tinting, the privacy screen is obvious on plate



Experimental method:
- use plate's reflectivity against it
- overspray plate with Reflective effect paint


results:
tbd



IMG_0919 by tommyburkart, on Flickr


051909-rustoleum by tommyburkart, on Flickr
that is awsome!! never thought of that...how did it work out?
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