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Battle with traffic cameras intensifies

Delmarva Daily Times -- As the number of speed cameras and red light cameras on Maryland roads grows, frustrated drivers can turn to any number of technologies to avoid automated tickets.

Drivers have used sprays, reflective license plate covers and even car waxes to circumvent traffic cameras, even though authorities in Maryland and other states have banned them.

But the latest technology is noPhoto — a license plate cover that uses the same mechanics built into traffic cameras to fool them, and, unlike older products, could be more difficult for the authorities to detect.

In Maryland, red light cameras were introduced in 1997 and speed cameras in 2007. Both have been unpopular with drivers, often criticized as revenue generators for cities that do little to deter accidents.



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Submitted Nov 12, 2012 By: BurntOrange
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 9:03:03 PM

packman, that's the flipside of the redlight running "safety" isn't it?
LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 7:33:44 PM


Good article as usual BurntOrange!
Packman3231
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 10:24:46 PM

Having been nearly t-boned by those that run lights I can not be too sympathetic, that is until I get caught for that mistake.
bston
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 10:12:42 PM

Ban the cameras.
goldrose1
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 10:08:06 PM

Wonder where this will end.
DirtDauber
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 10:06:23 PM

Another means of revenue.
TBONE3
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 10:04:32 PM

That's correct. revenue generators. in a big way!!
Doomsday64
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 10:03:15 PM

its simple -- obey the law
VikingWoman
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 10:02:39 PM

Better yet, install smart cameras that look ID stolen cars, felons and sex offenders watching playgrounds.
PrettyLittleLady
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 9:59:43 PM

Just obey the Law--that is why they are there..
DesertP90X
Sophomore Author Riverside

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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 9:57:58 PM

wow , maybe they should be required to let other criminals know where the police are so they can safely commit crimes in unprotected areas.
tco9436
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 9:57:36 PM

cheaters always win!
N5EXY
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 9:56:53 PM

Just like parking meters - they started as enforcement and evolved into extortion.
obimerrill
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 9:56:24 PM

I like howEngland does it. They are required by law to post on a website, accessible by mobile phone and GPS devices, the locations forced light and speed cameras. They place them in dangerous locations where speed or red light running is an added danger.

By doing it this way, they get the public to slow down or stop at red lights through deterrence rather than just doing it as a revenue stream.

This should be part of our laws as well if they insist on using them in the US.
defiancegasman
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 9:55:17 PM

OUTLAW the RED-LIGHT and SPEED CAMERAS and PUT A FEW LAID OFF POLICE OFFICERS back on the job!!!
SteveSeattle
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 9:54:20 PM

Don't run red lights and you don't get fine...
farn1958
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 9:50:36 PM

ok
us4usa
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 9:47:41 PM

nobody likes the jerk running red lights...
farn1958
All-Star Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 9:46:34 PM

old story.
TFowler513
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 9:45:33 PM

Why can't people just do what their supposed to do in the first place.
badharley
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 9:45:20 PM

Don't run red lights.
blazerbob91
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 9:43:29 PM

Get rid of the Cameras
dumba55
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 9:41:16 PM

nobody like red light cam
yakstar
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 9:40:01 PM

bad news...
southrob
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 9:38:53 PM

dhan
furiousfowl
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 9:34:48 PM

Make the cities pay through the nose.
forteras
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 9:34:48 PM

Could install revolving plates like 007's Aston-Martin DB5
hansone7
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 9:30:42 PM

Fight the good fight!
Bigwaynef
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 9:27:42 PM

Damn and I thought Big Brother was bad in the 70's...
76chevy
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 9:27:38 PM

Back when it was mostly radar in 83 we started getting CUCV's (Army Chevy Blazers) before the MP's, who still had Jeeps. The CUCV's had radar absorbing paint so the MP's couldn't see us or catch us!
granitestater
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 9:27:22 PM

Can't trust a robot.
ruca2012
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 9:25:39 PM

just obey the speed limit
WhiteTreeIndian
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 9:25:15 PM

Traffic cameras are outright thieves.
WhiteTreeIndian
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 9:24:51 PM

They should be outlawed.
10k
Champion Author North Carolina

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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 9:23:42 PM

i don't know of but one city left in north carolina that has them..several years ago, we had some good ol' redneck boys in our county steal the suckers right off the poles-too funny..
RambleOn
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 9:23:22 PM

If having radar detectors can be outlawed so can noPhoto.
deputydog082
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 9:22:57 PM

don't speed
Zonk
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 9:22:12 PM

Where is the retail outlet for no-photo plate covers?
Ray_10589
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 9:20:43 PM

OK
nztyraider
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 9:20:08 PM

Obama administration becoming big brother.
zonernovi
Champion Author Michigan

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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 9:19:18 PM

Good and if the municipalities like cameras so much they can be filmed like the judges in Detroit that show up two hours late for work consistently. Let see how they like being watched by big brother.
dastard57
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 9:15:12 PM

Unconstitutional, enough said!
krobp46
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 9:14:46 PM

whenever big brother has a device that is a constant money drain on it's citizens, the citizens will find a way to thwart them
tedjm1
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 9:13:56 PM

Lawyers love these 'fights'. Money
ican2step
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 9:13:49 PM

Let Mythbusters test it.
crreed1
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 9:13:46 PM

old news
Glock26
Champion Author Dayton

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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 9:13:33 PM

Obey the law and you won't have to worry about the cameras!!!
ItisAJeepThing
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 9:12:15 PM

The lawyers will get 75% or more of the money.
Jmac2008
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 9:10:35 PM

so where do you buy nophoto covers?
joel27nc
Champion Author Raleigh

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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 9:10:08 PM

Get rid of traffic cams!
rawdog1313
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 9:08:45 PM

Don't like them.......
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