Red Light Cameras: The Saga Continues

Penalty for Toledo's traffic cameras stripped from state transportation  budget | The Blade

A new study shows “license plate sprays” are ineffective.

Some “masking” products let us apply a cover or spray to license plates to neutralize the devices.  The spray or cover supposedly reflects the camera’s flash and overexposes the photo, rendering it useless.  However, a new study shows they don’t work and, in some cases, actually improve the image quality.

“The countermeasures had no effect on plate legibility under dark conditions,” quoted the study. “All rear plate images were clearly legible, with no significant difference between the test plate images and the control plate image. A citation could have been issued in all cases,” the study said.

Washington State law requires license plates to be attached conspicuously at the front and rear of each vehicle. However, the law also allows for an exemption if it is impossible to affix the plate. The Washington state patrol may grant exceptions to this subsection if the body construction of the vehicle makes compliance impossible.”

Oh well.  Back to the drawing board. Please contact my office if you, a friend or family member are charged with Reckless Driving , DUI or any other crime. Hiring an effective and competent defense attorney is the first and best step toward justice.