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Plastic Strip Shields License Plates From Traffic Cameras
WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC) ^ | July 15, 2002 | Kamal Wallace, Staff Writer

Posted on 07/15/2002 11:23:54 AM PDT by Constitution Day

Edited on 04/13/2004 2:55:44 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Too many people in Fayetteville tried to race through intersections before the traffic light turned red, so the city installed cameras to nab red light runners. The traffic cameras are coming soon to Raleigh, Cary and Chapel Hill (also in Rocky Mount - CD). But, before some cameras are up, there is a way around them.


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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: northcarolina; oldnorthstate; photoradar; redlightcameras; unhelpful
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1 posted on 07/15/2002 11:23:54 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Darth Sidious
PING!
2 posted on 07/15/2002 11:24:26 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Constitution Day
Capitalism.....
3 posted on 07/15/2002 11:24:56 AM PDT by isthisnickcool
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To: Constitution Day
Is this for real? I remeber a couple of threads which said that sort of thing was bogus.
4 posted on 07/15/2002 11:25:06 AM PDT by KantianBurke
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To: *Old_North_State; **North_Carolina; mykdsmom; callisto; Lee'sGhost; RightOnline; ...
NC ping!
FRmail me if you want on or off this NC ping list.
5 posted on 07/15/2002 11:25:24 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: KantianBurke
I don't really know for sure... sorry.
6 posted on 07/15/2002 11:26:37 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Constitution Day
Click here
7 posted on 07/15/2002 11:29:12 AM PDT by RoughDobermann
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To: Constitution Day
Hensley checked the law and said "The Eliminator" is not illegal in North Carolina.... yet!

I didn't leave the Republican Party, the Republicans left me.

8 posted on 07/15/2002 11:29:29 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants
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To: Constitution Day
Where can I get one?
9 posted on 07/15/2002 11:29:48 AM PDT by goldstategop
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To: KantianBurke
It's real, and it's actually pretty simple. It's made of a series of louvre-like plastic tabs that allow your license plate to be seen from directly behind the vehicle, but makes it impossible for the plate to be read from a point above the vehicle and off to one side (where red-light cameras are typically placed).
10 posted on 07/15/2002 11:30:54 AM PDT by Alberta's Child
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To: Constitution Day
For every government action, there is an equal and opposite popular reaction.
11 posted on 07/15/2002 11:31:23 AM PDT by Junior
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To: Constitution Day
Wonder if I should amend my "Big Brother" sign to include the Eliminator's web address? :-)
12 posted on 07/15/2002 11:31:26 AM PDT by Darth Sidious
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To: Constitution Day
It'll be illegal soon. NC jumped all over "The Urinator", so "The Eliminator" is sure to follow.
13 posted on 07/15/2002 11:33:07 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: goldstategop
Over 65, 000 Eliminators sold worldwide since 1988.
14 posted on 07/15/2002 11:34:06 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: goldstategop
From the website. Click on the link.

However, you would send a more powerful message if you bought a high powered air rifle and took out a few cameras.....
15 posted on 07/15/2002 11:34:11 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants
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To: KantianBurke
I also recall seeing tests that say it doesn't work. Not sure. I think they were saying the angle isn't enough because the cameras wait until the car is almost parallel with the lens.
16 posted on 07/15/2002 11:35:01 AM PDT by Sir Gawain
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To: KantianBurke
It is real but according to NC state law anything you do to obscure your plates even if it is from an angle is illegal.
17 posted on 07/15/2002 11:35:30 AM PDT by Gaston
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To: Darth Sidious
Heh heh.

You were really out front here in NC on this issue, Darth.
I don't make it a habit to run red lights, but I want one of these on general principles.

18 posted on 07/15/2002 11:35:39 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Constitution Day
"I tried to tell folks that this law was easily skirted and that it was only being used to raise money," Hensley said. "It's just a hidden tax on the populous [sic]. It doesn't have anything to do with safety although people think it does."

As a friend of someone who was speared at an intersection by someone trying to “stretch a light”, I would have to disagree with the honorable legislator. In an accident like this, the more injured victim is usually the person who’s light has just turned green and is pulling into an intersection and takes the full brunt of impact on the driver side door.

I’ve got another safer, cheaper alternative- How about not running red lights? As an added bonus you might be able to avoid the guilt of condemning an otherwise healthy person into a premature geriatric state…

Owl_Eagle

”Guns Before Butter.”

19 posted on 07/15/2002 11:35:52 AM PDT by South Hawthorne
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To: Wolfie
Actually that was SC that jumped on the guy selling the urine kits...
20 posted on 07/15/2002 11:37:07 AM PDT by PJeffQ
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