From hanging out here, you'd get the feeling that everyone has radar detectors. But frankly, when driving the roads and highways of Dallas-Fort Worth, it's pretty darn hard to find anyone using one. Believe me, I try! I look at every dashboard and windscreen that passes me. I haven't seen a single radar detector on any car besides mine in at least a month. I hit traffic with Ka radar all day long and never see a brake light come on.
I think the threat of radar detectors is grossly overstated by law enforcement. It's really just an extremely miniscule percentage of drivers who actually use one. In fact, even most people who buy them quickly tire of the noise, then toss them in the glovebox and forget about them.
Anyone seen any statistics posted anywhere on the numbers of RDs estimated to be on the road? Is it just a Texas thing that so few RDs are on the road?