I live in the States and was on a 1 week trip to Toronto. I have travelled quite a few times to Canada and have a radar detector in my car. Yesterday, while returning on the 401 to Detroit, a cop pulled me up. I thought it was for speeding but he said it was for the radar detector. He said it was illegal in Ontario and he would have to sieze it. He also mentioned that all border crossings have the sign posted that the radar detector is illegal, which I have NEVER seen so far. I gave it to him. He then asked for my licence and registration and took it to his car. When he came back he issued me with a $170 ticket. I tried to tell him that I was on a visit and since I did not know it was illegal, it was right on my windshield. He reiterated that all border crossings have the sign posted and I had 15 days to pay off the ticket. This is the first time in 7 years I have been pulled over !
I wanted to check with this forumn if anyone is aware of a sign at the US - Canada border crossings that say the radar detector is illegal ?
Any other thoughts on how to proceed?
Appreciate the help ! Thanks !