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    How to reduce the chance of getting nicked for speeding

    Some mobile speed cameras use Infra red to track you, they aim the beam at head lights ( the most reflective item on a car ).

    So, run with small lights or day time covers, with out headlights showing you can reduce your tracking distance by up to 30%.
    That can give you enough time to get on the brakes & get below the speed limit.
    Also run old style ( non reflective ) plates if you can, & don't have your car painted red.
    The wavelength of red, is right next to the infra red wave length, ( besides, it can also make some cars look very noddy car / gay looking ! )

    As to radar,same as above- radar is just a few octaves below visible red- red paint is bad news, also any hard shiny surfaces particularly at right angles to the front..
    Chrome grills bumpers etc, don't help.
    Having a glass fibre car with out bling & a nice curvy front profile painted black or a dark colour is going to be hard to track,

    To check your car, shine a red light at it at night.
    What shines back the most, is what will hang you.
    Perhaps a new class of rods- stealth rods!

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    How to reduce the chance of getting nicked for speeding

    Don't speed?

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    cool . but you only get 4 chances to find out whats shiny

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    Quote Originally Posted by pxr5 View Post
    Some mobile speed cameras use Infra red to track you, they aim the beam at head lights ( the most reflective item on a car ).

    So, run with small lights or day time covers, with out headlights showing you can reduce your tracking distance by up to 30%.
    That can give you enough time to get on the brakes & get below the speed limit.
    Also run old style ( non reflective ) plates if you can, & don't have your car painted red.
    The wavelength of red, is right next to the infra red wave length, ( besides, it can also make some cars look very noddy car / gay looking ! )

    As to radar,same as above- radar is just a few octaves below visible red- red paint is bad news, also any hard shiny surfaces particularly at right angles to the front..
    Chrome grills bumpers etc, don't help.
    Having a glass fibre car with out bling & a nice curvy front profile painted black or a dark colour is going to be hard to track,

    To check your car, shine a red light at it at night.
    What shines back the most, is what will hang you.
    Perhaps a new class of rods- stealth rods!
    Jeez, where DO you get your information from

    Don't suppose you can provide any sources (or even sauces at a push) to back this up ? Sounds like it came through on a chain mail.

    As far as I remember, the infrared is for processing the image not the speed of the vehicle. The vehicle passing over is usually sensed by induction loops embedded in the road or, in the case of average speed cameras, all the plates are captured and then re-captured further down the road and processed by a computer system to work out the average speed over a set distance.

    For the radar ones, i'm fairly sure that people aren't going to build cars on the same spec as 'stealth' planes. You may have noticed that these stealth fighters/bombers use sharp angles and flat panels as opposed to a nice curvy exterior. You're far more likely to be picked up with a big curvy surface due to the larger surface area giving more for the radar to bounce off.



    As already posted. Easiest way to get away with speeding is to not do it in the first place

    If you are going to speed then happily accept the consequences.

    On another note, it may be a worthwhile suggestion that you get more involved with some of the existing threads to build your post count up a bit rather than diving in on some of these subjects as you have so far

    Also, i'm moving this to the 'chat' area as it's not entirely on topic
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    well i'm fooked then
    big headlights, steel car, chrome grill shell, and it's red (yeah OK and Noddy like and Gay before someone else points that out!)

    don't have reflective plates though!!

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    Lol, I'm really glad I have a red car now I know that it makes me look gay

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    30psi, re read it please, I said some, as in -the odd one, not all!
    Roadrunna, I 'll get back to you on the points you've raised later.

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    Somebody once told me that a speed camera can't get you if your windscreen wipers were going.
    He was talking a load of ******** as well.

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    Perhaps hanging ones gonads out of the driver widow will reduce the chance of getting done for speeding (but increase the chances of prosecution for indecent exposure)

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    You can actually improve your areodynamic and handling by laying flat any seats that are not in use.

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