Yes Folks Flordia is at it again Please Call your state Rep's and People in the House, senate, and your very ludicrous governor. Please help stop the Ban of radar detectors in the state of FLA! Please help stop the spread of banning detector's. [replacer_img][replacer_img][replacer_img] I have already tried to halt this administration once myself. I have contacted every news station about a year ago in FLA about this very issue. Although I think it's going to take picketing on the lawn of your capitol to make your governor realize people are truely upset about this, and to halt his hanus actions in which he obviously feel's zero remorce.
If you live in FLA.
Here is info on how to contact members of your house of reps.
Florida House of Representatives - House Directory
The House of Representatives Phone Numbers General Inquiries: (850) 488-1157
The House of Representatives Mailing Address House of Representatives
513 The Capitol
402 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1300
To find your Rep Please see this page, lookup the district in which you are in and then contact your rep. Via the 800 number above.
Florida House of Representatives - Representatives
It is also suggested you contact your senator and governor by looking for them also, I don't know how to contact either of them. Please take into consideration the more people you contact and let know this upsets you, the more that shall be opposed to such legislation.
06 MAR 2007 - REGARDING RUMOR THAT FLORIDA IS LOOKING INTO A RADAR DETECTOR BAN: Yes, this is true. In some recent AP articles spread about in various Florida papers, Senator Stephen Oelrich is trying to convince the Florida legislature to pass a law which would prohibit the use of detectors and jammers. Their use would become a secondary, non-criminal offense, but would carry an additional ticket/fine. Mind you, you wouldn't get pulled OVER just for having a radar detector in your vehicle; but if stopped for speeding, you would be ticketed for both speeding AND the possession of a detector. To convince lawmakers to pass the law, however, slightly incorrect information is being used. At least as stated in recent articles, Oelrich advises that NINE STATES across the US already prohibit detectors. This is incorrect, and it tends to give the incorrect impression that there is more support across the country for RD laws than there actually is. There are only TWO states across the US which actually ban radar DETECTORS: DC and VA. Senator Oelrich is confusing radar DETECTORS with radar JAMMERS. They are not the same. Detectors are PASSIVE devices which do NOT emit any signals to interfere with law enforcement frequencies. JAMMERS are ACTIVE devices which emit signals designed to MALICIOUSLY INTERFERE with a police radar gun so as to render the radar gun useless. There ARE multiple states across the country with anti-JAMMER laws (and I support the JAMMER laws); but Sen. Oelrich is incorrect about there being nine states across the country with anti-DETECTOR laws. Here is the original article as published in the Pensacola News Journal, and beneath it my Letter to the Editor. Since it's publishing, the proposed law has been made public and it has become apparent that the bill proposes to make both detectors AND jammers illegal. I've since been interviewed as well by the Miami Herald/NPR and I've given similar responses. I'm not really for or AGAINST the use of RDs in Florida. Although, I don't really see the need for an anti-RD law as I don't think it would actually do that much good, to be honest. I think more good is done just by pointing a radar gun up the road and leaving it on, and/or leaving a patrol car parked in the median with same, or with a dummy, or with both, and serve more towards the intended purpose than a law would. And I've actually encountered these (very ingenious) tricks being used before in just about every state up the eastern coastline, and they WORK. I mean, the whole point IS, actually...to make people SLOW DOWN. Correct?
Tired, and in utter dismay at the Flordia Legislature.