Man Proves Speed Camera Gives Tickets to Innocent Drivers

February 02, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Harrisburg, Pa. — It took seven months for Bryn Carlyon, 47, an engineer, to finally prove to a court that his speed camera ticket was issued unjustly. He is concerned that others with the same problem lack the resources, and information necessary to prove that they are innocent.

Speed cameras are used in cities around the world, and more are being installed regularly. News reports continue to document problems with the accuracy of the cameras.

"So many people could be in the same situation. It costs so much time and effort to get these cases proved, and I feel so sorry for others who fail to prove this. It could cost someone their job at the end of the day," Carlyon was reported to say in a news report in the South Wales Echo.

"Most drivers who get a speed camera ticket when they know they are innocent decide that it is easier and less expensive to just pay the ticket rather than fight it," said Joe Scott of PhantomPlate, Inc., the manufacturer of PhotoBlocker (tm).

Other news stories tell of instances in which tickets are sent to the wrong person. Other drivers have also been reported getting tickets showing speeds that were impossible for their vehicle to travel. Another news story detailed a government test that proved the speed cameras are simply not accurate and routinely issue tickets to drivers who are not actually speeding.

Carlyon used photographs provided by the traffic camera system to prove that he was only going 18 mph, not 46 mph. He used the road markings to measure how far he had traveled in the time that elapsed between the taking of the two pictures to prove his innocence. He said he is concerned that many others get tickets in error, but lack the ability to prove their innocence, according to the news report.

"Drivers have lost confidence in the faulty technology and are turning to a simple method of self-defense PhotoBlocker spray," said Scott.

PhotoBlocker is an aerosol spray that when applied to a license plate does not in any way alter the appearance of the plate to the naked eye, but the flash picture from a red-light camera or speed camera makes the number on the plate unreadable.

"The cost in time and money to defend yourself against a faulty red light or speed camera ticket is excessive, so drivers would rather use our spray to save money by preventing the unjust tickets. We want our roads to be safe, and we do not encourage anyone to break the law. But we know how frustrating it is to get a ticket you do not deserve," explained Scott.

The demand for cans of PhotoBlocker spray grows steadily every month, with sales of over 500,000 cans protecting vehicles in 23 countries.

"We get calls, e-mails and letters from many professionals who are very happy with the effectiveness of PhotoBlocker spray. Journalists, doctors, lawyers, firefighters, teachers, and judges themselves have resorted to using PhotoBlocker spray to avoid entrapment," said Scott.

The company is located in Harrisburg, Pa. and has a web site at with full details about the product and information for dealers and affiliates.

Joe Scott

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