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Is Protecting Yourself Illegal? - Articles Surfing
Anti-speed camera , photo radar plate number sprays and covers , and other devices are protecting drivers everywhere. It's undeniable that these anti-speed camera devices are gaining popularity everywhere because of the protection they offer. Businessmen are marketing them as the greatest thing since television to automobile drivers who invest in these number plate sprays and covers to avoid being fined for speeding. The popularity of these anti-speeding devices has given rise to the question, 'Are these things legal?'
How Do Traffic Enforcers Catch Speeding Automobiles?
The cameras, installed onto traffic lights, take high-quality photographs of a speeding vehicle's number plate. To do that, a powerful flash is required.
Photo-radars are installed onto police mobiles that patrol areas where speeding violations happen often. Then, when speed limit violators pass, a computer stores speed violation data such as time, date and location.
Laser guns work like speeding cameras, but they are carried by traffic enforcers like rifles. The laser guns are aimed at a speeding vehicle, then it takes a photograph of the speeding vehicle's number plate.
These advancements in technology make it almost impossible for law-breakers to outrun the law. Once your number plate has been photographed and your violation recorded, you are then issued a ticket which is mailed to you.
How Do Speeding Drivers Protect Themselves?
How do these work? Anti-speeding camera sprays are applied onto a vehicle's number plate. They give a clear gloss finish that reflects the flash back into the speeding camera, resulting in an unreadable and overexposed photograph. When seen by the naked eye, however, the number plate remains visible.
Number plate covers work the same way. These covers contain light-reflecting crystals that reflect the high-intensity flash. Other plate covers incorporate thin lenses that distort the number plate when viewed from above at an angle. This makes it difficult for speeding cameras installed on traffic lights to take a photo.
The Big Question: Is This Illegal?
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