Motorists Use This Illegal Trick to Avoid Speed Cameras

Written by Henrik Rothen

Jan.11 - 2024 8:19 AM CET

Being caught using this illegal trick can have serious consequences.

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It's no secret that there are more enjoyable things in the world than receiving a speeding ticket.

For this reason, many motorists actively seek ways to avoid a fine, even when their right foot is a bit too heavy.

While some simply abide by traffic laws – as everyone should – others prefer to use cunning methods to cheat speed controls, and one such method has now come to light.

French motorists are using a method involving reflective stickers sold online in various package deals, reports the French media Lasemainedecastres.

These stickers, marketed as a nearly foolproof solution against speed control, mainly consist of a reflective material similar to that used on traffic signs and safety equipment.

When a camera in a speed camera triggers its flash, the light is reflected directly back at the camera, preventing clear identification of the license plate.

However, there are strict penalties for those trying to cheat the system. According to French traffic law, possession or use of products that interfere with the operation of speed control systems can result in serious sanctions, including:

  • A fine of up to 1,500 euros. ($1.650)

  • Possible revocation of the driver's license.

  • In some cases, confiscation of the vehicle.

Law enforcement authorities are very aware of this practice and are trained to detect such tricks - even in daylight.

So, before you get any bright ideas, don't expect there to be no downside to this 'medal'.

Instead of resorting to illegal and risky methods, it is better to adhere to traffic rules and use legal alternatives to control speed.

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