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Fuzzbusters to the rescue

Posted by David Dahl, Regional Editor July 23, 2008 12:13 PM

Readers of Lisa Kocian's recent story on the move to place cameras at intersections to stop red light violators will want to know that drivers can get help in identifying those hot spots.

According to Newsweek, a device that is a combination of GPS technology, and the "fuzzbusters" that have been with us since the 70's, help notify drivers that a red light camera is ahead.

"The devices constantly check the car's position against a database of verified camera-equipped intersections. When drivers are approaching such a danger zone, a voice announces, "Photo enforcement ahead"—advising them not to push their luck with that yellow light,'' Newsweek reports in this article.

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