Can you blind a speed camera?

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Re: Can you blind a speed camera?

Post by TimR » Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:52 pm

Mississippi Bullfrog wrote:
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Pbassred wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:29 pm
I'm not suggesting a camera blocking device,flip plates or anti Radar chaff. Just an extra tail light. Quite a bright one.
Which will end up obscuring your brake light and you'll get rear-ended.

Plus it won't do diddly squat to a speed camera.
Similar to a fog light ... The ones that will give you 3 points and a fine if left on ?
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Re: Can you blind a speed camera?

Post by husoi » Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:03 pm

Try this.

Ride backwards, without your helmet on or with a open flip up, stare into the camera making the angriest face possible. Wave your arms furiously in the air and wait for the camera to flash.

You still going to get the penalty and the points on your driving license but at least you will come on the news... :popcorn:
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Re: Can you blind a speed camera?

Post by xMachina » Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:33 am

husoi wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:03 pm
Ride backwards, without your helmet on or with a open flip up, stare into the camera making the angriest face possible. Wave your arms furiously in the air and wait for the camera to flash.
Just make sure your legs aren't obscuring your number plate. :lol:
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Re: Can you blind a speed camera?

Post by manxie49 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:47 am

Simple answer no....as has already been pointed out. Registration plates that apparently reflected the camera and obscured the picture it took seemed to be doing the rounds once upon a time, however, they're illegal, the Police aren't stupid, they know what they are and will nick for having one. The simple answer has to be just slow down, I'm afraid the days of riding knee down, balls out, hair on fire (other than a track day) are gone.
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Re: Can you blind a speed camera?

Post by Pbassred » Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:17 am

The simple answer has to be just slow down, I'm afraid the days of riding knee down, balls out, hair on fire (other than a track day) are gone.
You are right. It probably why I see so many old fat blokes on 1200cc ADV bikes. It not fast but at least its loud.
the Police aren't stupid
Contentious. They can be. I've been pulled for doing 40 on a dual carriage way (avoiding some dumb fcuk slow manoeuvring from a car that turned out to be plod), my dad got pulled for doing 70 on a dual carriageway (!), and my son got randomly pulled 4 times in 2 miles. I had a long conversation with an ex-plod who believed that all bicycles should be banned from the road. If you ever read "Motorcycle Roadcraft" you'd agree that its some useful content buried in the bleedin' obvious that you really shouldn't need to be told.
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Re: Can you blind a speed camera?

Post by OldEssexMan » Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:08 am

Back in the dim and distant when speed cameras were new there was an article in "Bike" about possible ways to fool them. The one closest to the OP's question was to fit a light-sensing strobe to the bike that would flash back at the camera and white-out the number-plate. Whether this actually worked I don't know and now the cameras are digital I guess it's even more unlikely. Seemed an awful lot of faff to go through at the time.

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Re: Can you blind a speed camera?

Post by manxie49 » Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:24 pm

Pbassred wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:17 am
The simple answer has to be just slow down, I'm afraid the days of riding knee down, balls out, hair on fire (other than a track day) are gone.
You are right. It probably why I see so many old fat blokes on 1200cc ADV bikes. It not fast but at least its loud.
the Police aren't stupid
Contentious. They can be. I've been pulled for doing 40 on a dual carriage way (avoiding some dumb fcuk slow manoeuvring from a car that turned out to be plod), my dad got pulled for doing 70 on a dual carriageway (!), and my son got randomly pulled 4 times in 2 miles. I had a long conversation with an ex-plod who believed that all bicycles should be banned from the road. If you ever read "Motorcycle Roadcraft" you'd agree that its some useful content buried in the bleedin' obvious that you really shouldn't need to be told.
Human beings are idiots as a species and plod is behind the innovation curve.
(edit: they found my son's wallet once. jolly good show.)
I can't disagree with you there mate, stupid, as far as stupid goes, isn't just confined to the general public .... I recall, not that long ago, a Police officer, who'll remain nameless, flashing a car over for speeding. He parked a short distance behind the car he had just pulled, got out of his van and went down the hill to speak to the driver. However, he didn't apply the handbrake or didn't apply it fully and the van rolled down the hill and into the rear of the car he had just stopped .... Embarrassing to say the least ......Would love to have caught that on camera, I would have made £250 out of that blooper :D
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Re: Can you blind a speed camera?

Post by Spongefinger » Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:13 pm

OldEssexMan wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:08 am
Back in the dim and distant when speed cameras were new there was an article in "Bike" about possible ways to fool them. The one closest to the OP's question was to fit a light-sensing strobe to the bike that would flash back at the camera and white-out the number-plate. Whether this actually worked I don't know and now the cameras are digital I guess it's even more unlikely. Seemed an awful lot of faff to go through at the time.
This could work to a degree. Theoretically at least. I'm a photographer and when I use flash guns they have a slave setting. That means if another flash gun goes off near them they will fire. So you could mount a flash gun and point it to your plate. The issue I could see apart from 1) It being highly illegal 2) Drawing even more attention to yourself as you light up is that depending on how fast you passed the camera the flashgun sensor may be out of range before it has a chance to go off.

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