Overhead Protector: ineffective
Red light camera's violation photo of Colorado plate behind the Overhead Protector cover. Rating: ineffective.
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This cover is promises to offer protection against high-mounted photo-radar and red light cameras. Its large strip of prismatic material measures 3.25 in. x 10.5 in. and covers all of the alpha-numeric characters. This XXL-size chunk of reflective material makes the Overhead Protector easy to detect; even someone who's never seen the stuff will know instantly that something is going on.
Although it was ineffective against conventional photo radar, we found that at angles exceeding about 45 degrees, it reliably blanks the entire plate. But at the camera angles typically encountered in the real world, it can easily be brushed aside by today's high-definition cameras.
Photo radar rating: 0 of a possible 10
Red light/speed camera rating: 1 of a possible 10