City Caught Trapping Drivers with Short Yellow Light

Published: Mon Oct 03 2005

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Now there is evidence to support the claims of millions of motorists that they do not deserve to get those automated red light camera traffic tickets.

Union City, Calif. has been forced to refund $1 million in fines improperly collected from a red light camera at an intersection with a short yellow light. The city has also agreed to refund money paid by some to go to traffic safety school.

Drivers have always complained that they received a ticket improperly, but proving the camera was at fault was impossible for the average motorist. The situation gives solid support to drivers who use PhotoBlocker (tm) spray as a form of self-defense against faulty red light and speed cameras.

Union City turned on the red light camera in July, but was caught in September trapping motorists with a yellow signal time that was 1.3 seconds below the minimum required by state law, according to published reports. The city mailed out over 3,000 fines since the cameras were put in place charging $351 each.

What had been thought to be a great new revenue source for the city has become a major expense instead, placing into question use of the red light camera. It is estimated that increasing the longer yellow light time by 1.3 seconds in Union City will reduce the number of tickets generated by the camera by 80 percent or more.

This places into question the use of red light cameras nationwide. How many other cities have short yellow lights in order to produce higher revenues from fines?

Drivers have lost confidence in the faulty technology and are turning to a simple method of self-defense – PhotoBlocker (tm) spray.

PhotoBlocker (tm) is a simple 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.

"Drivers are tired of getting tickets they do not deserve. The cost in time and money to defend themselves is excessive, so they 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 (tm) spray grows steadily every month, with sales of over 300,000 cans protecting over 1 million vehicles on six continents.

"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 Washington, D.C. and has a web site at provides full details about the product and the need for affiliates to help get it to more consumers.

Joe Scott

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