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Old 03-13-2004, 18:57   #1 (permalink)
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Counter measures against speed / redlight camreas

I'm pretty frustrated about those silly revenue raising machines build up in my living area. I don't speed nor run redlights intentionally, but I just simply feel uncomforatble with so many "big brothers" watching when I'm driving, esp. when sometimes exceptions do occur that I may be a bit too concentrated on the road instead of my speedo. Any idea of counter measures against those silly cameras? I'm thinking of coating the plates with a layer of clear coat that is mixed with some shiny bits and pieces..............
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Old 03-13-2004, 19:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Counter measures against speed / redlight camreas

lol, i remember years ago a thing on Today Tonight regarding this. They found that normal hair spray had a better effect than the "on the market" licence plate spray on thingies.

As for the cameras everywhere. Within a 5km radius of my house there are no fewer 6 of these damn cameras. Eastern Sub Adelaide sucks for cameras.
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Old 03-13-2004, 21:06   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Counter measures against speed / redlight camreas

Any idea of counter measures against those silly cameras?

how about not speeding?
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Old 03-13-2004, 21:15   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Counter measures against speed / redlight camreas

http://www.speedcam.co.uk/gatso2.htm

or if you prefer a subtler approach there's:

http://www.naimark.net/projects/zap/howto.html


Not that I'd advocate the use of such methods ;-)
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Re: Counter measures against speed / redlight camreas

Throw a handful of ballbearings out the window going past at 110 :)
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Re: Counter measures against speed / redlight camreas

I've seen a roll of carpet chucked over the camera... That seemed to work!
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Re: Counter measures against speed / redlight camreas

The simplest would be to not speed, not because its the 'right' thing to do, but so you don't give the bastards the satisfaction. They're not going to be happier if you slow down, they're going to be happier if you speed up because then they get their precious revenue.

Either that or run past with a balaclava on and smash the camera with a baseball bat, then run off...

As for these so called products and little things that supposedly work to immunise you from being detected even if you are speeding, do you trust them enough to give it a go? Will you be really confident that you are safe from fines because I haven't really seen anywhere any solid proof that they work.

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Old 03-14-2004, 01:11   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Counter measures against speed / redlight camreas

I'm not gonna speed or run any red lights. I'm asking about this just in case if I made some minor mistakes unintentionally, just like every normal human will. May be it may sound a bit silly but, ya, who can assure that they won't make any mistakes.
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Re: Counter measures against speed / redlight camreas

Can of engine degreaser and a lighter.

No, not speeding is good, i got done for doin 64 in a 60 zone 4 days after getting my lic, thats was over a year ago now, and i think i have learbt a great lesson as a result.
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Re: Counter measures against speed / redlight camreas

I have pretty much given up... the whole fixed speed camera thing has totally demorilised me. :(
But seriously, I drive 10 kms from home to work, and I go through 3 intersections that have them. It's insane how many there are around now.
Unless I'm out on the highway or in an area I know really well, I keep below the limit now. It's just not worth it, 3 km/h over and that's $150 down the drain.
I already give enough money to the government, why should I give them more? I'll leave that to the people in the lasers and corollas who still try to drag at the lights and end up doing about 20ks over the limit by the time they are past me.
And I wouldn't risk countermeasures of any description. Not sure about how it is down here in Vic, but was reading a thing about the RTA in NSW, if they find a countermeasure device of any kind, it's an $1100 fine and 9 demerit points. Ouch!
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