Motorcyclist caught using ‘James Bond’ number plate gadget to dodge speeding fines
A BIKER has been caught by police using a James Bond-inspired gadget to conceal his number plate to avoid speed cameras.
Spanish traffic cops pulled over the motorcyclist after they noticed he was riding without a licence plate.
However, on closer inspection, the modified plate was revealed with tech straight from 007’s garage.
The Swiss rider had the ability to flip up his number plate at the press of a button to hide the reg from police or cameras.
A similar gadget was famously seen on Sean Connery’s Aston Martin DB5 in Goldfinger.
Bond’s number plate could spin to change to a different number to avoid being followed or tracked.
This rider didn’t quite have the same knack for getting out of trouble as 007, though.
As according to a report on the Catalan police website, using the secret gadget led to the motorcyclist’s downfall after cops in Girona noticed the rider didn’t have a licence plate.
They pursued and pulled over the motorcyclist before noticing the number plate had bizarrely re-appeared.
After a quick search, officers found the activation switch to move the plate up and down to dodge speed cameras.
The rider was found guilty of violating Article 77 of the Law on Road Safety that prevents a vehicle having any systems, mechanisms or radar jammers fitted designed to interfere with traffic monitoring systems.
He was handed six penalty points and given a fine of €6,000 (£5,300) fine.
Similar kits can be bought on eBay – known as “stealth number plates” – for less than £100.
But if you’re caught you could be handed two years in prison under UK law.