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.
ecmoRandomNumbers: I wonder if the "human review" involves the reviewer turning his monitor upside-down
L.D. Ablo: This reminds me of people who hang a CD from their rearview mirror thinking that it will foil police radar.
FrancoFile: I'm surprised the article didn't have a helpful picture of what an upside-down tag might look like.
I_Am_Weasel: So there is someone out there who thought this would be a good idea? And they've a license?
mrlewish: I always wanted a license plate that says 0O00OO or 1l1llll1read that biatch.
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?
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.
FrancoFile: mrlewish: I always wanted a license plate that says 0O00OO or 1l1llll1read that biatch.I saw WVMWMWV or some such when I lived in Virgina.
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.
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?
Monkey: All i know is that if you're sittingAt 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.
pinktaco4lunch: I would just drive with the tailgate down
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