New laser speed gun will require drivers to upgrade
By Carl Burnett Jr.
The Eagle-Gazette Staff
LANCASTER -- In the game of cat and mouse on the county's highways between speeders and deputies, the Fairfield County Sheriff's Office just got a larger mousetrap.
The new piece of equipment, a hand-held laser gun, will help local law enforcement keep up with quality of the detectors now being sold.
Local retailers say detectors still are hot selling items.
"We have a lot of customers who come into the store wanting to upgrade their detectors," said Jason Coch, sales representative with Best Buy in Lancaster.
Kyle Huber, store manager with Radio Shack in the River Valley Mall, said he sees a mix of people buying radar and laser detectors for the first time and some people upgrading their equipment.
"We sell detectors that range from $49.99 to $329.99 that detect both radar and laser technology," Huber said. "Many people are buying the new detectors as safety devices and not to get out of speeding tickets. Some alert people to approaching railroad crossings and when amber alert messages are on the highway signs. The detectors are sold to help drivers drive safer."