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  1. Sabine
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    When you put this stuff on your license plate you have to wonder whether or not you will get pulled over just for having it. If you are not looking at it directly, (looking at it from an angle) then it blocks out your plate which would be an incentive for a cop to pull you over right there. I took it off and wouldn’t recommend it.

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  2. bill

    i had a license plate cover that obscured the plate at angles. I did get pulled over and the cop offered to let me take it off and give it to him or get a ticket. he looked hard at my front plate that had a laser notch filter cover over it and did not realize anything was wrong and ignored it. but i did have to give him the cover over the back plate. this was in Wash D.C.

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  3. Mark M

    Thanks for the warning Roy!!

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  4. Jared

    My innovative photo camera countermeasure idea. My idea of a traffic camera countermeasure does not involve covering the plate at all, which will ideally make it legal in every state. Instead of covering the plate, simply put blinders on it. Think of the concept behind blinders used on horses and blinders used on traffic signals to reduce the glare from the sunlight, and apply that same concept to a license plate blinder. Simply get 3 rectangular pieces of plasitc or metal, and attach one piece just above the license plate at a perpindicular angle to the plate, and one to each side of the plate at a perpindicular angle to the plate. This way the pieces of metal/plastic are protruding straight back from the plate and not accross it. This would allow the plate to be clearly legible from straight behind, but totally illegible from a side or top angle, all without covering the plate the slightest bit. A technicality, mabye, but I think it should work. The effectivness would be solely dependent on the dimentions of the material used to make the blinders. It’s the best of both worlds, no plate coverage, but effective off axis protection. As far as I know, there is no law that specifies at what particular degree/angle a plate has to be legible from, espicially if not covered. I don’t think it would have to protrude too much further than a large trailer hitch. Any thoughts and/or suggestions would be greatly appreciated, espicially from a legal perspective. I will expirament with this on my car and let you know what the results are (both effectiveness and in the ticket magnet sense.

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    • herohero

      It would vary a lot from one state to the next, with respect to traffic laws. Depending where you plan to drive, get a copy of your state motor vehicle statutes and look up the law then go from there. Don’t forget you also need to leave room for the plate to be lit by the plate lights too. Good luck.

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  5. stan

    I found a product that does not cover the face of a license plate it’s called the PlateHood. Since i have installed it, i have had no problems or tickets.

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  6. hello roy. i was wondering i got flased for goin a lilk over the speed limit on old nogales highway and i have paper license plate on the back i had a hood on and it was black but did they shoot the back of my car too was it visible to see? or did they just shoot the front?

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    • "Radar" Roy Reyer

      @matthew Not familiar with the highway but most Az cameras take two photos as they need a shot from the rear to get the plate and a photo of the driver

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  7. Kevin

    Hey Roy, If i were to get a cheap license cover, fake even, could I apply Veil G4 to it and have it work? I ask this because I know that if you apply G4 directly to your license it will mess it up, so if I get a bunch of cheap license covers and simply add G4 to it, would that work?

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  8. White

    Great info and reviews as always Roy.
    Can you tell about this company and the product it sells?
    SCD Speed Camera Eliminator Countermeasures System

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    • White, cannot tell you about this system as I have not tested it, however know a bit about the background.
      The device was developed by John Turner and we had tested another similar unit awhile back called the VF2
      http://www.radardetector.org/vf-2-photo-radar-scam/

      The photos that he is using on the site are definitely not of the product as an example the viper he has on the site with the product. That viper with the “Got Speed” logo on it was from the 2006 Speed Measurement Labs test. Myself, The Veil Guy and the Blinder Guy rented that car for the event. On this site he photoshoped the image of the plate and it is an out right lie. Therefore I suspect that if he is misleading the product here in the photo, his prior history, this is another scam!

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    • White, I did some more digging and posted this review
      http://www.radardetector.org/reviews/scd-speed-camera-eliminatoreview/

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  9. Roy was wondering if you could preform some test on this ghost plate 2.0. This device obscures your plate by angles sought of like 3m privacy film. Roy here is the link http://www.ghostplate.com/GHOSTPLATE_2.html
    Thank you
    Bill T.

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    • Bill, is this your product? If so if you want to send me a sample we can review it

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      • Larry W Hill

        Roy, was wondering if you ever had the opportunity to test the ghost plate?
        Thanks.

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        • The Ghost and all those other covers have been around for ages. The bottom line is I feel that they are ticket magnet. Many states outlaw them and the fines are a lot higher then an actual photo radar ticket. My advice don’t use them

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  10. Murray B.

    Roy, I have been reserching this photo blocker spray and am finding many independent people that have gave it positive reviews and have said that it does work. I was wondering why you gave it such a bad review? Did you test it and it did not work well? I just put it on my plates because I have just got two of these red light tickets. I am talking about just the red light camera’s. Thank you. Murray

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  11. HP Lenzlinger

    What is the best protection and best from a legal perspective to protect the plates? Should I use Invisi-plate and coat it with the new VeiL coating that is coming out?

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    • Well this depends on where you live and drive. Example Texas and DC do not allow any covers at all. I’m not aware of any laws however that would prohibit you from using VEiL and VEiL has been formulated to defeat iR cameras

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  12. AB

    Would such a product cause an issue with border crossings? I cross the US-Canada border back and forth enough to where it concerns me that I will get hassled if any of the border crossing cameras have difficulty reading my plates.

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