Car Pages UK
The Government has voted to ban radar detectors that can detect mobile hidden speed cameras and laser guns; the new law will come in to effect next year, once the House of Lords gives final approval.
According to one supplier weekly sales of the devices have risen by over 300% in recent weeks with motorists trying to beat the ban and the availability of the units.
At this time it is legal for a motorist to buy and use a radar detector to spot mobile speed cameras - when the new law comes into force, only GPS trap locators, that cannot detect mobile speed traps, will be remain legal.
Over 2,500 mobile speed cameras operate throughout the UK and this figure is expected to rise once the radar detector ban takes effect. In one five hour police shift, a mobile speed camera gave 329 motorists speeding tickets, an average of one every 58 seconds - raising almost £20,000.