uesday November 21, 7:37 pm ET
'Radar Roy' Leads Crusade to Stop Misleading Claims
WICKENBURG, Ariz., Nov. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The ads say the radar jammer keeps police radar from detecting your automobile. For the price of the jammer, you can drive as fast as you want and never get a speeding ticket.
That's what the ad claims, but Radar Roy disagrees. And the nationally known radar authority is offering $50,000 to anyone who can produce a passive jammer that really works. "Radar jammers are not effective against traffic radar. They're also illegal," Roy says. It is a federal felony to jam, or attempt to jam, police radar guns.
Repeated tests conducted by police departments nationwide have shown radar jammers are ineffective. Yet jamming devices continue to proliferate. "We even saw the Radio Shack chain start selling the RMR jammer recently and some states are investigating other sellers," Roy said.
Radar Roy is Arizona's Roy Reyer, a retired cop and sheriff who has almost 30 years experience in the traffic industry. His site, http://www.RadarJammer.com is a top information source for traffic radar jammers.
For years Roy offered a $5,000 reward to anyone who could show a radar jammer that worked. After getting no takers, Roy recently increased the reward to $50,000. "I'm confident I'll never get a taker. And that's the point. These jammers are a fraud committed on the public and people continue to buy them," Roy said.
Roy recently challenged the owner of the leading manufacture of jamming devices, Michael Churchman of Rocky Mountain Radar. Roy says he was turned down and told Churchman had nothing to prove, his products work. That was when Roy increased the reward.
Fraudulent radar jammers have been prominently reported by major TV news shows like 20/20, Extra, American Journal, and a host of major market TV news programs. Radar Roy has appeared as the featured expert on several of these news reports.
Radar Roy also has a site that reviews and sells effective and legal radar detectors. "These days radar detectors not only warn drivers of radar ahead, they tell the driver how fast they should be driving and how much they need to slow down. Unlike jammers, radar detectors are an effective way to promote safe driving," Roy said. See the site at http://www.RadarBusters.com .