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Old 03-17-2007, 12:24 AM   #1
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Im watching mythbusters about plate blockers and like high speed camera and this i just a random question.

Does anyone kno if any of those like plate blockers actually work?


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Old 03-17-2007, 12:38 AM   #2
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by theory they are supposed to work because you can only see the plate if you look directly at it. it's designed to block all light and "scramble" the plate when you look at it from above or at a slightly angle,(like the red light cameras)

the spray is even worse as it's supposed to over exposure the flash at the lights. i think the plate blockers work but the sprays don't.
then again i heard that the blockers work and then again they don't work... so i dunno
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Most of them do absolutely nothing and the plate blockers with the lenses in them technically work depending on the camera angle, but they're illegal and blatantly obvious to policemen. So chances are you'll get a ticket for it before you even get to test it on a camera.

Also they weren't able to out run the camera because they used a flash to illuminate the car rather than ambient light. Most cameras can only shoot as fast as maybe 4000th of a sec. At over 100mph that might blur the liscense plate, but that's only because the duration of the shutter is open too long. Using flash on the other hand, the exposure, more or less, comes from the light the flash bounces off of the car and onto the sensor of the camera, rather than the ambient light coming in while the shutter is open. Basically the ambient light is constantly "on" and bouncing onto the sensor the whole time the shutter is open causing a blur as opposed to just the flash which is only on for like a billionth of a second and about as bright as the sun which freezes the object it hits. It's fast enough to stop high speed bullets dead in their tracks. I hope all that makes sense.
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Living proof here - They don't work.

Got nabbed by a red light camera a few years ago.

As for outrunning the camera shutter...

The British TV show "Top Gear" ran a speed camera test last year using a Mercedes Benz E55 (AMG Car). They were successful at outrunning the camera shutter, but only after 7 tries. The speed? 147 MPH.

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man i knew that stuff is a waste of money
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Living proof here - They don't work.

Got nabbed by a red light camera a few years ago.

As for outrunning the camera shutter...

The British TV show "Top Gear" ran a speed camera test last year using a Mercedes Benz E55 (AMG Car). They were successful at outrunning the camera shutter, but only after 7 tries. The speed? 147 MPH.

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you didnt watch that episode long enough!

on 10/20/2002, Top Gear aired an episode to try to beat speed cameras. this is before James May joined the cast.
they were finally successful when the Stig raced a TVR Tuscon to a speed of 170MPH. at this speed, the camera was unable to even see it. the boys on Mythbusters are small game. they simply werent going fast enough! c'mon, you arent going to reach top speeds at a 1/4 track!!! you need an airfield. they drove the neon on the airfield, why not the Lambo? Jamey and Adam usually try to replicate the myth, although it has been busted. why didnt they do it here? F'n quitters!
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i have heard of products that work but if they make it public i think police might have a problem with it
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dont know if you are quoting the right episode.

on 10/20/2002, Top Gear aired an episode to try to beat speed cameras. this is before James May joined the cast.
they were finally successful when the Stig raced a TVR Tuscon to a speed of 170MPH. at this speed, the camera was unable to even see it. the boys on Mythbusters are small game. they simply werent going fast enough! c'mon, you arent going to reach top speeds at a 1/4 track!!! you need an airfield. they drove the neon on the airfield, why not the Lambo? Jamey and Adam usually try to replicate the myth, although it has been busted. why didnt they do it here? F'n quitters!
Yep. That was the one. I was trying to pull from memory. Thanks for the correction.
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they tried with other cars before the Tuscan.
1. Honda Civic TypeR - 129MPH...camera seen it.
2. Mercedes CL355 AMG - 148MPH...camera seen it.
3. TVR Tuscon S - 171MPH...camera DID NOT see it.

though, i believe the Brits use different cameras than us.
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