" I hate those damn cameras. I use the photoblocker spray and it is effective. I highly recommend it. We love your product Phantomplate.com. You are providing a great service and keep up the good work."
Murphy in the Morning Show,
Greensboro, NC USA
Jack Murphy is a morning DJ with his own show in Greensboro, NC. He has been using the Photoblocker spray formula for several months. You can see an actual photo of Jack's BMW license plate with the Photoblocker in action. Here is the link to his web site.
If you inspected Will Foreman's SUV, you might notice how clean and shiny his license plates are. But you probably wouldn't detect the clear glossy coating the Howard County resident sprayed on them eight months ago to thwart traffic cameras from snapping readable photos of his tags.
"It must work," says Foreman. He has not received a traffic camera ticket since using a $29.99 spray called PhotoBlocker.
Foreman, owner of Eastover Auto Supply, also coated the plates of his eight delivery trucks. He says they previously drew $1,200 in photo-radar fines but none since the application. And he has had no complaints from customers who have bought about 700 cans of the spray at his shop. "If it didn't work, we would've heard about it," he says.
Furman Eldridge of Cheverly bought PhotoBlocker a year ago as "a defense mechanism." He has enough faith in it that he says he gave a can to his pastor.
"I've always been a law-abiding citizen," he says. "You don't want people speeding, but I don't think it should flash you if you're just going five miles over the limit."
As jurisdictions increasingly turn to automated red-light and speed-radar cameras, products promising consumers stealth protection have multiplied. Dozens are on the market. In addition to the products' effectiveness, their use raises legal and ethical questions for consumers.