W. Virginia Bans Traffic Cameras, Drivers Seek Protection from Unjust Tickets in Other States
February 22, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Business NewsCharleston, W. Va. — The W. Virginia House voted overwhelmingly 88 - 3 to ban both red-light and speed cameras, but motorists concerned about unjust tickets in neighboring states are resorting to self-defense.
A growing number of West Virginia drivers are using PhotoBlocker (tm) spray because of news reports that innocent drivers are getting tickets they do not deserve. The time off from work, and the bureaucratic challenges required to prove a ticket was issued in error are the primary motivation for many drivers to resort to use of the spray.
"We compliment the elected officials in W. Virginia for having the wisdom to ban enforcement cameras, but we continue to receive increasing numbers of sales from motorists there who tell us they are concerned about cameras in nearby states," said Joe Scott of PhantomPlate, Inc., maker of PhotoBlocker spray.
PhotoBlocker is an aerosol spray that does not change 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 because the light reflects back similar to the effect of taking a flash picture into a mirror.
"Drivers in all states are worried about the cost in time and money to defend themselves against unjust tickets. It is easier and less expensive to just use PhotoBlocker spray," said Scott.
The decisive vote in West Virginia was reported in the press to be a message of disapproval to neighboring Steubenville, Ohio where W. Virginia drivers have fallen victim to enforcement cameras. The Ohio cameras are so controversial that a law suit has temporarily shut them down.
PhotoBlocker has been tested by media from around the world, as well as by a number of police departments. The published results show that the spray works as advertised. Out of all the many states where enforcement cameras are used, Illinois and New York are the only ones that outlawed the spray — giving further testimony that the spray actually works.
"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. "Most drivers are good people who want to obey the law. If they have time to either stop or clear the intersection they will, but as long as cities use short yellow lights to generate more tickets motorists will resort to PhotoBlocker spray to protect themselves," said Scott.
The company reports sales of over 500,000 cans in 23 countries. Information about the product is available on the Internet at http://www.PhotoBlocker.com. Many links to news stories and media reports are posted on the site.
"We get calls, e-mails and letters from journalists, doctors, lawyers, firefighters, teachers, judges, politicians, and police officers themselves have resorted to using PhotoBlocker spray to avoid entrapment," said Scott.
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