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I love stuff like that just because I'm a gadget geek... but I live in the only state where radar detectors are still illegal.
 

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I love stuff like that just because I'm a gadget geek... but I live in the only state where radar detectors are still illegal.
I live in a country where they are illegal in seven of ten provinces. You will lose it on the spot, and get a fat fine.

It's nearly impossible to beat the new LIDARS anyway, so just watching your speed is the best cost option.
 

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LAPD and CHP is almost exclusively LIDAR now so detectors are of little value here...
 

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Luckily, laser jammers (not radar jammers) are completely legal because they are regulated by the the FDA, not the FCC. So while LIDAR may be difficult to detect with traditional dash mounted units, it is very easy to jam, provided you are willing to spend $1000+ to buy the proper equipment.
 

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Luckily, laser jammers (not radar jammers) are completely legal because they are regulated by the the FDA, not the FCC. So while LIDAR may be difficult to detect with traditional dash mounted units, it is very easy to jam, provided you are willing to spend $1000+ to buy the proper equipment.
These are also illegal in Canada wherever radar detectors are prohibited. That sounds like a loophole that could easily be closed by a local or state law.

In any case, my speeding tickets over 47 years of driving probably don't add up to $100. Spending $1000+ to avoid a ticket doesn't sound easy or practical to me.
 

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Luckily, laser jammers (not radar jammers) are completely legal because they are regulated by the the FDA, not the FCC. So while LIDAR may be difficult to detect with traditional dash mounted units, it is very easy to jam, provided you are willing to spend $1000+ to buy the proper equipment.
You are out of date with your information...
Radar jammers are illegal under federal law, but laser jammers are not specifically banned. Nine states have state laws specifically banning laser jammers: California, Colorado, Illinois, Minnesota, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Virginia...and Nebraska laws are vaguely worded enough that the police could cite you for having a laser jammer...and you'd have to go to court to contest it...

http://www.guysoflidar.com/usa-laser-jammer-laws.html
 

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There is a third option. The newer radar detectors from Escort and others have live links to a network where they share any signal either radar or laser picked up real time and then your detector is aware even before you have hot the spot where the lidar is being used. It works through your smartphone and an app that has a map of course all based on your GPS location.
It's like the old fashioned flash your headlights notification method modernized.
The Escort app is called Escort Live.
It also integrates into Waze police reporting.
 

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I use WAZE app on my iphone, on my 600 round trip drive on the turnpike, it's been awesome traffic/accident as well as police and I don't need to spend a dime
 

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I know the laws seem to be changing all the time -- here in TX I don't believe detectors are illegal, but they made lidar jamming illegal the past few years.

I used to have a laser interceptor system on my Z06 - (ordered and installed when it was still legal) and the system worked beautifully. It wasn't a license to speed, it was a safety net that gave you an extra few seconds to get squared away before they actually locked on.

Since getting out of the sports car game I haven't run any detectors or jammers in years. When I did though - Valentine One was the king.
 

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Even if Laser Jammers are not specifically outlawed, I would bet most courts would convict on something like interfering with an officer of the law.
 

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i ordered a fuse add a circuit off of Amazon. Can someone point me to a good fuse location that can be tapped for a radar detector that powers on when the car turns on?
 

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I love stuff like that just because I'm a gadget geek... but I live in the only state where radar detectors are still illegal.
Virginia is the only state left where RD's are illegal, but I don't think it's high on the officers list to enforce. I live in N.E. NC and occasionally drive in VA, usually when I'm going up to Upstate NY to visit family. I use my Valentine One without any problems. If I were to find a cop coming up right behind me (and if I had time) I would pull it down from the windshield.

The Valentine is the only RD with arrows, it tells you which direction you are being shot from. Great tool for longer distance driving. Now I just have to install a permanent cord in my new Volt to install it.
 

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I know the laws seem to be changing all the time -- here in TX I don't believe detectors are illegal, but they made lidar jamming illegal the past few years.

I used to have a laser interceptor system on my Z06 - (ordered and installed when it was still legal) and the system worked beautifully. It wasn't a license to speed, it was a safety net that gave you an extra few seconds to get squared away before they actually locked on.

Since getting out of the sports car game I haven't run any detectors or jammers in years. When I did though - Valentine One was the king.
It still basically is. Their arrow patent ran out and escort copied it and did it a little bit better but it's way more expensive.
 
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