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Hackers steal traveler photos and license plates from US Customs

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Every Car is a Stoplight

The addition of brake lights to vehicles & stoplights to intersections are two major life-saving standards, but still some problems exist when drivers are following large buses or trucks that block traffic signals. This design, simply called the Signal License Plate, combines the functionality of both to give heightened awareness to drivers approaching from behind. As an additional layer of safety, the plates work in tandem with signals to not only display the current red/yellow/green light, but count down to give drivers preparedness for changing conditions.

Designers: Jin Won Heo & Da Som Kim

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License Plate Flipper: You’ll Need to Post a (James) Bond if You Get Caught Using This

Back in the old days, in James Bond movies as well as other films and TV shows, people always tricked their pursuers with a license plate that flipped to reveal another. Now you can own your very own license plate flipper.

license plate flipper

You can buy one from License Plate Flipper. This unusual device allows you to have two license plates. Just push a button and it will rotate 180 degrees, changing one plate into another within 1.2 seconds.

Of course I’m sure this is illegal in most, if not every state. Take a look at the disclaimer at the bottom of their page:

Improper installation of the product may result in car damage. When purchasing our product, you take full responsibility for all liabilities associated with the use or misuse of our product. Check your local laws and regulations before using this product. The product is great for use in car shows, advertisements or as a novelty / vanity and many more purposeful uses. We discourage the use of our product to avoid red light camera, beating red light cameras or avoiding toll booths or toll cameras.

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