The Biden infrastructure bill? It’s bringing speed cameras to Florida.

I need to look into devices to block my plates from camera view. Suggestions?

Categories: Police State


anonymous coward · February 2, 2022 at 4:13 pm

uh… Shouldn’t locals be deciding if they even WANT speed cameras?

Build It Back Zimbabwe · February 2, 2022 at 4:19 pm

The Bridge to Tomorrow collapsed in Pittsburgh.
Remember that diversity bridge in Florida that collapsed and then got memory holed?
It would have been funny but real people got harmed.
Will they shut the speed cameras off if a convoy starts up?

Gutzon Borglum · February 2, 2022 at 5:04 pm

Personally I think a scoped .22 would be the varmint destroyer for those varmint cameras..

    ChuckInBama · February 2, 2022 at 5:08 pm

    I believe they are most suited for that purpose…

Lori · February 2, 2022 at 5:59 pm

Dirt. Lots of dirt on your license plate. And of course, always obey the law.

billy f. wilson · February 2, 2022 at 6:40 pm

Cams are mounted high up so install a Bike rack, don’t need bike [but that would help too].

Ben C · February 2, 2022 at 6:56 pm

Do you have an I-pass or similar for tolls? Be careful that your solution to one problem doesn’t generate a new problem.

it's just Boris · February 2, 2022 at 7:05 pm

A mod to Lori’s suggestion. A clear plate cover. Those get dirty on the inside, on the surface facing the plate, thanks to rain washing dirt into that area, and a regular car wash doesn’t clean it.

So an element of plausible deniability, should that matter to you.

Anonymous · February 2, 2022 at 8:53 pm

mud works.

Anonymous · February 2, 2022 at 10:01 pm

Here in the People’s Republic of Maryland we have speed cameras everywhere. Hats off to the local high school kids that took a picture of their Principals license plate, printed it full size and taped it to their car, and proceeded to run multiple cameras throughout the county.

joe · February 2, 2022 at 10:27 pm

if the cameras are as good as the ones in germany in the 80’s, all they have to do is plaster your mug all over the internet and some will ID you…the cameras were that good in the 80’s…hiding your plate won’t matter…

nick flandrey · February 2, 2022 at 11:48 pm

Mythbusters looked at all the devices on the market at the time and determined that none of them worked, iirc.

We fought red light cams when I was in Cali, won, but then they came back anyway.

IIRC the way to attack them is with lawfare, something about the right to confront and question your accuser, which of course is lacking in a camera.

Texas banned them but still has ALPRs all over the state, and in partnership with private companies and quasi-govt orgs like HOAs, to do tracking and surveillance. The popo refer to them all the time on the scanner.


Don Curton · February 3, 2022 at 8:45 am

Don’t forget. Cameras are RACISTS. Because apparently people of color get more tickets than whites when cameras are used. Hmmm.

Steve S · February 3, 2022 at 9:17 am

No hands on experience but I read where there are plate covers that screw up the pictures. At the time they were reportedly available on Amazon. Good luck.

A number of localities got them removed on various legal grounds.

Ygolonac · February 3, 2022 at 11:42 am

An old tire and half a gallon of gas does the trick, as seen in various European locations.

Jonathan · February 3, 2022 at 12:16 pm

Unless the Feds require them to get funding (which they may do), I suspect most communities won’t install them.
To me, this smells of lobbying by the camera companies as an attempt to do an endrun around local opposition.
Some towns in Ohio that used to use them found business revenue, and therefore tax revenue, dropped off when they were installed since people avoided those towns.
I’m told that many jurisdictions have the cameras set to read the speed low, and won’t issue tickets to those going less than 10 over, so in practice tickets don’t get issued until a driver is 15 or more over the limit.
As mentioned above, lawfare works with these – in most states, an officer has to witness the incident, or a company providing evidence in court has to be a registered PI; these 2 together have hamstrung many camera programs.
Also, in some states it is a civil ticket, so if you don’t pay all they can do is send a debt collector after you.

J. Smith · February 3, 2022 at 12:37 pm

A couple of years back Some Cats up in the NCR were literally running James Bond style license plate rotating devices on their cars via a wired remote. Po po didnt take kindly to that. It did work until one got pulled over and the cop got suspicious and started investigating the car further. The remote tipped him off.

Put a hitch hauler carrier on the back. I have a hitch hauler 5′ wide in which i bolted a truck tool box too for extra space (read gun safe) on long interstate trips. Blocks the plate, never had a cop give me a hassle over it in five years. Plus, i dont speed, Im too old for that non-sense, Ill take cheap insurance for $1,000 Bob.

In a way, good. I-10 has turned into a shitshow the last few years, and enforcement is way down. travel via I-10 in the panhandle used to be pleasant, most Panhandle Flo’rida drivers were courteous and followed the rules of the road. Now, all these Texas, Mississippi and other fucks are here year round and they drive like f’in retards. Its really a thing, everyone here is at the point of FAFO level frustration loading phase. I recently added smash bars front and back on my truck. I no longer drive the Jeep on I-10 its gotten that bad. Its literally every week a near road rage accident. I figure screw it, mess with a long bed full-size truck with double reinforced bumpers and smash bars. I just left DC, northern Virginia area after 6 years of being stationed there, I had enough of those shenanigans, not here, stupid wont be tolerated. State police need to step it up. Got ran off the road in a vette two weeks ago, damn near killed by some boomer in an oversized RV and no peripheral eyesight, the smile on his face gave it away. Snowbirds from Minnesota heading to southern Flo’rida. The vette had to run the gauntlet in the center median until we could accelerate out of it, not ideal for that car. So, yeah we had enough here.

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