New Law Bans Use Of Sprays To Shield License Plates From Police Cameras
July 10, 2005
Governor George Pataki has signed a new law that will ban scofflaws' attempts to avoid getting traffic tickets by obscuring their license plates.
The measure prohibits drivers from using sprays or synthetic materials to shield their license plates from detection by infrared cameras.
Some drivers have been trying to thwart the law by coating their license plates with a clear, glossy spray that reflects the infrared beams of police cameras used to photograph speeders and toll violators.
The new law, which is also being hailed as an anti-terrorism measure, will also require drivers to keep their plates clean enough to read.
The measure is scheduled to go into effect in November.
From NY1 News
**I take this new law to mean that the plate sprays are effective against the cameras in NY. Question-how will the powers that be know if the plates are sprayed or not? Seeing that the law goes into effect in November, what about people who have their plates sprayed already? Would they be expected to somehow take the spray off their plates? I would assume that this applies to Veil also?**