Kristen Miranda (Rochester, NY) 07/05/05 - A radar jammer that's being advertised locally is different from a regular radar detector. For one thing, it promises to make cars "invisible” to police.
The manufacturers are so convinced it works that if you do get a ticket, they say they'll pay for it.
If state trooper Erich Koenig wants to catch someone speeding there are several ways he can go about it.
He said, "You can get them from in front, behind, moving, or stationary."
Troopers have various tools at his disposal, such as a laser.
Koenig said, “When I look in the scope, there's a red dot. I place that on the front license plate and pull the trigger."
They also utilize regular radar. Koenig said by the time anyone hears a beep, he’s already got their speed recorded and it’s too late.
But radar jammers claim to confuse a laser (or radar signal) and to be able to detect police before they see you. Most protect from the front only.