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(Sun Sentinel)   If you think you're avoiding traffic cameras turning your vehicle's tag upside down, you're not   (sun-sentinel.com) divider line 53
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-03-02 11:51:02 AM
"It's not going to fool a red light camera," Fort Lauderdale Police Lt. Frank Sousa said. "We review every citation."

Many police departments claim to review every citation when in reality they outsource that job to a private corporation which doesn't pay much attention to the job.
 
2013-03-02 12:47:50 PM
This is just going to get you pulled over the first time a cop is behind you.  Brilliant!
 
2013-03-02 12:50:48 PM

ZAZ: "It's not going to fool a red light camera," Fort Lauderdale Police Lt. Frank Sousa said. "We review every citation."

Many police departments claim to review every citation when in reality they outsource that job to a private corporation which doesn't pay much attention to the job.


They have every citation reviewed.  Phrasing is critical.
 
2013-03-02 01:30:51 PM
This reminds me of people who hang a CD from their rearview mirror thinking that it will foil police radar.
 
2013-03-02 01:57:21 PM
Since this is Florida, I wonder if the "human review" involves the reviewer turning his monitor upside-down, or if he actually stands on his head to read it.
 
2013-03-02 03:09:11 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: I wonder if the "human review" involves the reviewer turning his monitor upside-down


that's stupid, all the ink would run out
 
2013-03-02 03:59:35 PM
Just having an upside down tag is a non-moving violation with a fine of $115,

So an attempt to screw with the cameras in order to avoid a fine just leads to an extra fine on top of the one you're trying to avoid?

I don't know if that's ironic, stupid or just another day in Florida.
 
2013-03-02 04:00:16 PM
So there is someone out there who thought this would be a good idea?  And they've a license?
 
2013-03-02 04:17:45 PM
How fkn stupid do you have to be-  Oh, Florida.  Never mind.
 
2013-03-02 04:48:24 PM
i.dailymail.co.uk

Fool-proof method for avoiding red-light cameras.
 
2013-03-02 04:51:19 PM
I'm surprised the article didn't have a helpful picture of what an upside-down tag might look like.
 
2013-03-02 04:53:07 PM
autos.sympatico.ca

...valid in all countries...
 
2013-03-02 04:54:41 PM

L.D. Ablo: This reminds me of people who hang a CD from their rearview mirror thinking that it will foil police radar.




Wait...is that the reason people do that? I thought it was some automobile fashion accessory, like fuzzy dice or Truck Nutz
/am I being trolled?
 
2013-03-02 04:54:58 PM
cdn.intenseexperiences.com
 
2013-03-02 04:57:43 PM
I would just drive with the tailgate down
 
2013-03-02 04:57:48 PM
You know what does work?  Swerving and driving outside the middle of the intersection on the white stop lines of the intersecting road.
 
2013-03-02 04:58:01 PM

FrancoFile: I'm surprised the article didn't have a helpful picture of what an upside-down tag might look like.


And blurred out to protect privacy.
 
2013-03-02 04:58:54 PM
What idiocy!

The proper way to trick the cops and cameras is to put the tags on inside-out.
 
2013-03-02 04:59:21 PM

I_Am_Weasel: So there is someone out there who thought this would be a good idea?  And they've a license?


I've seen a couple of upside plates in my time.

And then there's this:

i.ebayimg.com

www.derrich.com

I guess it's a "jeep thing". It doesn't speak well for Jeeps
 
2013-03-02 04:59:29 PM
I always wanted a license plate that says 0O00OO  or 1l1llll1

read that biatch.
 
2013-03-02 05:00:34 PM

L.D. Ablo: This reminds me of people who hang a CD from their rearview mirror thinking that it will foil police radar.


never heard of that logic before now. fun fact: for having items dangling from the rearview mirror a LEO can/will pull over such a car and issue a ticket for obstruction of vision.

meanwhile (in NJ) members of the P.B.A. have an very easy to see medallion/badge they display at the driver side of windshield. it is so large it has to be held in place with 3 suction cups. if you or i had anything like this we too wold be ticketed for obstruction of vision. my long time observation is that people with P.B.A. vehicle identification openly and regularly ignore the laws and common courtesies of operating a motor vehicle that would earn anyone else a fist full of tickets. evidently they are better than you and I and can pretty much do as they damn well please.
 
2013-03-02 05:00:50 PM

mrlewish: I always wanted a license plate that says 0O00OO  or 1l1llll1

read that biatch.


I saw WVMWMWV or some such when I lived in Virgina.
 
2013-03-02 05:02:38 PM

L.D. Ablo: This reminds me of people who hang a CD from their rearview mirror thinking that it will foil police radar.


Remember the rumor that drawing around the outside edge of your CD with a magic marker would enhance the bass?
 
2013-03-02 05:04:28 PM
www.moillusions.com
 
2013-03-02 05:05:56 PM

jtown: L.D. Ablo: This reminds me of people who hang a CD from their rearview mirror thinking that it will foil police radar.

Remember the rumor that drawing around the outside edge of your CD with a magic marker would enhance the bass?


Never heard that, but what does work is to microwave it for 30 seconds.
 
2013-03-02 05:06:21 PM
C'mon, guys... You don't need to be an static.onemansblog.com about it.
 
2013-03-02 05:06:31 PM

L.D. Ablo: This reminds me of people who hang a CD from their rearview mirror thinking that it will foil police radar.


Isn't that a Mexican thing?  I always see that in Mexican neighborhoods. I figured it was because they couldn't afford fuzzy dice or air fresheners.
 
2013-03-02 05:09:40 PM

KrispyKritter: L.D. Ablo: This reminds me of people who hang a CD from their rearview mirror thinking that it will foil police radar.

never heard of that logic before now. fun fact: for having items dangling from the rearview mirror a LEO can/will pull over such a car and issue a ticket for obstruction of vision.

meanwhile (in NJ) members of the P.B.A. have an very easy to see medallion/badge they display at the driver side of windshield. it is so large it has to be held in place with 3 suction cups. if you or i had anything like this we too wold be ticketed for obstruction of vision. my long time observation is that people with P.B.A. vehicle identification openly and regularly ignore the laws and common courtesies of operating a motor vehicle that would earn anyone else a fist full of tickets. evidently they are better than you and I and can pretty much do as they damn well please.


This varies by jurisdiction. Ohio laws only have cargo or passengers able to obstruct vision. Things mounted to the front windshield, or from the rear-view mirror are perfectly fine.
 
2013-03-02 05:12:19 PM
www.iphonesavior.com
On the one hand the scanner can read your plate no matter how you turn it. OTOH, Delorean.
 
2013-03-02 05:14:57 PM

LordOfThePings:


Echerian
 
2013-03-02 05:19:24 PM

FrancoFile: mrlewish: I always wanted a license plate that says 0O00OO  or 1l1llll1

read that biatch.

I saw WVMWMWV or some such when I lived in Virgina.


I wanted to do this when I was a teenager too, but then I realized that unless there are a lot of people doing the same thing it just makes you even easier to spot.

"Hey Lou, which car was it?"
"I can't remember the exact sequence, but it was a white sedan with a bunch of '1s' and 'Ls'"
"Oh there he is, let's plant drugs on him for trying to be smart."
 
2013-03-02 05:22:52 PM

L.D. Ablo: This reminds me of people who hang a CD from their rearview mirror thinking that it will foil police radar.


To foil radar, you NEED tinfoil.  That's why they CALL it "foil"!!
 
2013-03-02 05:27:56 PM
"Upside down plates don't fool the cameras," said Christa Deason with the. "If the camera can't read the image as identifiable letters and numbers, it automatically goes to a human for review before a violation is mailed out."

Interesting! silly me.. I've always thought the cameras are just that! taking pictures of the plate. I never knew it actually 'read' the plates via some sort of high resolution picture mapping, OCR and advance A. I. and cross-walked with existing relational database to automatically send citations.
I know those technologies are widely available I just didn't think they were also on traffic cameras.
 
2013-03-02 05:30:57 PM
On a different topic, am I the only person who thinks police patrol cars equipped with license plate scanners is a complete impingement on civil liberties?  Here in Arizona I hear stories all the time of cops who pull people over because they run their plates, see that they were once charged with something like say, possession of marijuana and are hoping they can get lucky and find something meriting an arrest.  What's really scary is the rising frequency of officers planting drugs in vehicles upon getting the ok to search a vehicle.

/I need to get the fark out of this state, I know.
 
2013-03-02 05:33:19 PM
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2013-03-02 05:40:40 PM

SuperNinjaToad: "Upside down plates don't fool the cameras," said Christa Deason with the. "If the camera can't read the image as identifiable letters and numbers, it automatically goes to a human for review before a violation is mailed out."

Interesting! silly me.. I've always thought the cameras are just that! taking pictures of the plate. I never knew it actually 'read' the plates via some sort of high resolution picture mapping, OCR and advance A. I. and cross-walked with existing relational database to automatically send citations.
I know those technologies are widely available I just didn't think they were also on traffic cameras.


Yeah, if they didn't read the plate then they couldn't build up an easily searchable database of your comings and goings now could they citizen?
 
2013-03-02 05:42:04 PM

lewismarktwo: Yeah, if they didn't read the plate then they couldn't build up an easily searchable database of your comings and goings now could they citizen?


Ceiling cat already keeps track of my comings.
 
2013-03-02 05:45:12 PM

FrancoFile: mrlewish: I always wanted a license plate that says 0O00OO  or 1l1llll1

read that biatch.

I saw WVMWMWV or some such when I lived in Virgina.


https://xkcd.com/1105/
 
2013-03-02 05:56:23 PM
Some covers may foil the oft chance of a camera shot. But they are a sure shot of getting your dumbass pulled over by any reasonably aware cop with nothing better to do.
 
2013-03-02 06:08:57 PM
I just thought of a way to beat them:  You know those hats for celebrities that sense a camera flash and set off their own powerful flash milliseconds later to ruin the paparazzi picture?  Well, just put one of those on your bumper.  I guess it would only work in low light conditions.
 
2013-03-02 06:11:19 PM
ninjamonkey.us
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-03-02 06:20:59 PM
In my area objects hanging from the rear view mirror are not inherently illegal. Courts have invalidated traffic stops because the objects were not proved to obstruct view (Connecticut) or interfere with driving (Massachusetts). (Link, Link)
 
2013-03-02 06:31:13 PM
All i know is that if you're sitting
At an intersection when someone runs a red light and sets off one of those cameras, the flash will burn itself into your retinas forever. Those things are BRIGHT.
 
2013-03-02 06:36:55 PM

Monkey: All i know is that if you're sitting
At an intersection when someone runs a red light and sets off one of those cameras, the flash will burn itself into your retinas forever. Those things are BRIGHT.


Your haiku follows
No known meter but +1
Because I liked it
 
2013-03-02 06:41:06 PM

pinktaco4lunch: I would just drive with the tailgate down


I like that!
 
2013-03-02 06:42:09 PM
Son, I am disappoint

/but at least you tried
 
2013-03-02 07:03:27 PM
BOYCOTT SUN-SENTINEL LINKS, FFS.

/eat one, subby.
 
2013-03-02 07:24:55 PM

I_Am_Weasel: So there is someone out there who thought this would be a good idea?  And they've a license?


Ha ha! The camera can't see my license plate if it is upside down! All the letters and numbers will show up backward! That means the computer cannot read them and my identity will remain unknown! Clearly I've foiled those foolish mortals! Ha ha ha!
 
2013-03-02 07:42:08 PM
Infrared lasers work better. Mounted into the frame. Aim at plate. Invisible to the naked eye. Safe beyond 1 foot away. Blows out any camera as a big whitish bloom, no matter how good their IR filter is.
 
2013-03-02 09:53:23 PM

mrlewish: I always wanted a license plate that says 0O00OO  or 1l1llll1

read that biatch.


cubiclebot.com
 
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