I got a ticket going through one of these.
What really makes me mad is how close it was.
I was over the line .24 seconds when it took the shot.
These things are high tech.
Looks like it takes a shot of the plate with a zoom lens.
The cameras with 3 lanes have 3 cameras fixed the position need to get a shot of the car at the line's plate. There is a forth video camera that records the car as it travels through the intersection.
The camera is mounted high enough that I believe a plate cover could beat it.
I think the important thing is that it is mounted correctly. I noticed that a lot of cars plates are mounted angled up! In order to get my plate on my car to 90 deg. I have to shim the top more than 2 inches! The angle of the cover is crucial to fuzz out the numbers so that when captured by the camera they are not readable!
I don't think the lens on the video camera is powerful enough to get the numbers from the decreased angle as the car leaves shooting area.
Has any one thought of this as much as I have, had any real life experiences?