hello everyone, so as the title states, i got pulled today for having a radar detector. cop said he detected my detector, it was an old Cobra that ive used for about 5 years now, for about 2 years here in Virginia. It was given to me and it has worked flawlessly. its saved me hundreds maybe thousands of dollars in speeding fines, and insurance rate hikes. i never thought to look into VG2 and Spectre 1,2 or 3... until now.
reason im posting today is to ask, why are radar detectors illegal in Virginia?
please dont answer because VA sucks, or they need to make income somehow, or because it interferes with police or military operations (if you cant provide substantial proof) or any other open ended answer that is not legitimate as those answer are bureaucratic boloney.
cop was a real ass from the moment he approached the window, mean, and pushy. plus he confiscated my detector.
when he approached he asked for my detector, i told him i no. he said well there 2 things that can happen, you can give it to me, or i can search your car. so i gave it to him. he walked off and came back with a ticket.
so i knew he was in a bad mood, so i tried to be nice to him and talk to him, and not give him **** like most people do when they get pulled, and i asked him, so how did you detect me? he says i have a radar detector detector, i asked, can i see the reading? he says no, but you can turn around and look and see that box on the dash, thats the detector, i said i thought i was allowed to see the reading, arent i allowed to see the reading of a radar gun and the calibration date ? (and mind you i wasnt being a dick about it, i was being cool) but he tells me no, and dont try and tell me how to do my job. i will bring the calibration data to court and show the judge. so i ask him, can i have my detector back? he says no, if you want it the judge will decide if you can have it back. i said, what for real? he says yea when you lie to me about not having one and try to tell me how to do my job you give me no choice. do you have any more questions... i says, yea... can i go now?
i feel naked now driving without one.