Forza Toothbrush: Porsche Owner Masks License Plates with Toothpaste to Trick CamerasBy Ant On March 12, 2012 Under Cars
With speed cameras popping up everywhere these days, some not-so-law-abiding citizens try to evade them by any means possible. A car’s I.D. is its license plates. Therefore, removing or alter them in any way is a possible solution to getting away with speeding.
Apparently, Chinese drivers have been practicing this technique for some time now. A CD covering a part of the license plates or a “Just Married” banner is a common practice.
The China Car Times, however, reported that a Porsche driver in Beijing decided to try something different like using…toothpaste to make the two 11’s in his license plate number look like 77. Now, is that resourceful or what?
It would have been if he wasn’t stopped by some eagle-eyed Qingdao police officers who noticed that there was something askew with the Porsche’s plates.
They pulled him over and quickly discovered his trick. As expected, they didn’t find it funny at all. Instead, he received a 2,200RMB (nearly US$350) fine and lost six points.
In China, you start with 12 points, and after each driving offence, you have points subtracted. The bad news for the sneaky Porsche owner is that due to previous offenses he had only six points left, so he lost his driving license as well.
Maybe next time he should try a duct tape or something else that won’t distort when he accelerates…