I am new to this group but not new to radar detectors. (But thus far the forum has been very helpful with my learning about radar usage in Hong Kong!) Does anyone know if laser shifters are legal in Hong Kong?
I am originally from Canada and have been using radar detectors since 1984. My first RD was from Beltronics way back when. I guess the funniest story I have to tell, is back in the 1980s when I got careless with speeding. It was in Ontario (RDs illegal in Ontario) when InstantOn radar was first being used in on-coming traffic . I was all alone at night on a 2 lane highway against oncoming traffic. There was no one around except one car heading towards me. My instinct said "slow down just in case this is a police car." I didn't trust my instinct and moments later my Whistler went off at the top end of the scale. The policeman suspected I had an RD, searched the car and I got busted.
I took it easy for a while and six months later, gorgeous fall day, pulled out my old Bel for a country drive back to the city. Came over the top of a hill on an empty back road, bang - hit with instant-on again. Made the mistake of hitting the brakes too fast... Cop suspected an RD, searched the car and I lost it. As I drove home kicking myself I couldn't help but think I'd seen that cop before. I got home that night, checked a copy of the old ticket and sure enough... the same policeman confiscated the RD from me six months before... exactly to the day!
My next set-up was a front mounted Escort and rear mounted Passport with an external speaker embedded under the headrest cover of the driver's seat. I had lightly tinted windows, kill switches and a custom made visor to hide the Escort. The set-up worked wonders for me for years and I also trusted my instincts. No tickets.
Now I'm in Hong Kong with a Passport X50. Thinking of upgrading but am wondering if laser shifters are legal in HK? Does anybody know?
All best and safe driving to everyone!