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kenbuzz 05-08-08 05:00 PM

Chinese Speeders using Remote-Switchable License Plate Numbers
 
http://uk.reuters.com/article/oddlyE...K2077420080506

Safety in numbers for speeding Chinese drivers

BEIJING (Reuters) - Speeding drivers in south China are getting clear away thanks to machines which switch the numbers on their license plates in seconds, state media said on Tuesday.

"More than 50 percent of cars caught on camera for speeding and other offences either cover up their plates or use a fake license plate," a traffic policeman in the Guangdong city of Yangjiang was quoted by the Beijing Youth Daily as saying.

"Our chances of capturing them is next to nil."

The price of the remote-control device starts at around 800 yuan (58 pounds), while a more advanced apparatus with the ability to flip over the numbers in less than three seconds costs more than double.

"The era of covering up the license plate by hand has passed," a driver surnamed Zheng told the newspaper.

"It's really convenient and economical too," a salesman who specializes in such devices in the provincial capital of Guangzhou was quoted as saying.
Kinda reminds me of the rotating license plates 007 had on his Aston Martin DB5
http://www.qv500.com/jbdb5%203.jpg

Mankal 05-08-08 05:17 PM

hmm, I gotta get my hands on this

C_Fletch 05-08-08 05:44 PM

Better not.... big brother is watching you.........

ZakVTA 05-08-08 06:15 PM

Didn't they have something like this in the first Transporter movie?

mndtrp 05-08-08 06:17 PM

Good idea, but I'd hate to be caught with one.

McHawkson 05-08-08 06:58 PM


Originally Posted by ZakVTA
Didn't they have something like this in the first Transporter movie?

Uhh... Roger Moore used that in Cannonball Run.

The Bus 05-08-08 07:02 PM

I know someone with one of these. I don't know if they've ever actually used it.

fumanstan 05-08-08 07:03 PM

For years i've wondered why criminals didn't do this. It seems like a pretty easy thing to implement and would help you get away with a lot of things.

Mole177 05-08-08 08:15 PM

^most likely they stole a car.

ZakVTA 05-08-08 09:03 PM


Originally Posted by McHawkson
Uhh... Roger Moore used that in Cannonball Run.

Thanks for the non sequitur. -ptth-

Red Dog 05-08-08 09:11 PM


Originally Posted by McHawkson
Uhh... Roger Moore used that in Cannonball Run.


You mean Seymour Goldfarb.

Jacoby Ellsbury 05-08-08 10:26 PM

Another invention I thought of thats been stolen, then again if 007 had it, he probably had it before I did. But I thought this would be great for a getaway car whether you are boosting out of a store or robbing a bank or D.C. Sniping. My idea was more like a horizontal wheel of fortune type spinning pyramid where you'd have 3 license plates and you could rotate them

DVD Polizei 05-08-08 10:31 PM

But with a bank robbery, the ID of the car is more important than the plate because that particular make and model is flagged within a certain radius of the bank. If you get a plate number, great, but necessary. Even if you changed your plate numbers 100 times, chances are, you'd be pulled over and questioned.

And at that point, you're fucked because you have a bag of cash sitting next to you with your weapons and gloves. :D

It's like a guy robs a bank on foot. Cops ask about the description of the person, not whether his social security card was by chance seen for positive ID.


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