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    in which states are radar detectors legal and illegal?

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    ahh ok thxs

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    I think you should go to that site and read all their FAQ. 8)

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    lol yeah i know.. thats wut im doing now so i don't have 2 waste space on the forum for such silly questions.. lol

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    There are other states that try to regulate radar detectors in a roundabout way such as MN where it is illegle to have anything affixed to your windshield. The exemption for the rear view mirror just was added a couple of years ago.
    M§169.71(a) (2) any objects suspended between the driver and the
    windshield, other than sun visors and rearview mirrors and
    electronic toll collection devices; or

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    wow that stinks.. does FL have ne restrictions like that?

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    Not that I can see. I did see one interesting thing while looking through the Florida motor vehicle statutes. Florida§316.1906
    The 2005 Florida Statutes

    Title XXIII
    MOTOR VEHICLES Chapter 316
    STATE UNIFORM TRAFFIC CONTROL View Entire Chapter

    316.1906 Radar speed-measuring devices; evidence, admissibility.--

    (1) DEFINITIONS.--

    (a) "Audio Doppler" means a backup audible signal that translates the radar's Doppler shift into a tone which can be heard by the radar operator.

    (b) "Audio warning tone" refers to an auxiliary radar device which alerts the operator, by means of an audible tone, to the presence of a speed registration above a preset level.

    (c) "Automatic speed lock" refers to an auxiliary radar device which immediately holds any speed reading obtained above a preset level.

    (d) "Officer" means any:

    1. "Law enforcement officer" who is elected, appointed, or employed full time by any municipality or the state or any political subdivision thereof; who is vested with the authority to bear arms and make arrests; and whose primary responsibility is the prevention and detection of crime or the enforcement of the penal, criminal, traffic, or highway laws of the state;

    2. "Part-time law enforcement officer" who is employed or appointed less than full time, as defined by an employing agency, with or without compensation; who is vested with authority to bear arms and make arrests; and whose primary responsibility is the prevention and detection of crime or the enforcement of the penal, criminal, traffic, or highway laws of the state; or

    3. "Auxiliary law enforcement officer" who is employed or appointed, with or without compensation; who aids or assists a full-time or part-time law enforcement officer; and who, while under the direct supervision of a full-time or part-time law enforcement officer, has the authority to arrest and perform law enforcement functions.

    (e) "Radar" means law enforcement speed radar, any laser-based or microwave-based speed-measurement system employed by a law enforcement agency to detect the speed of motorists.

    (2) Evidence of the speed of a vehicle measured by any radar speed-measuring device shall be inadmissible in any proceeding with respect to an alleged violation of provisions of law regulating the lawful speed of vehicles, unless such evidence of speed is obtained by an officer who:

    (a) Has satisfactorily completed the radar training course established by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission pursuant to s. 943.17(1)(b).

    (b) Has made an independent visual determination that the vehicle is operating in excess of the applicable speed limit.

    (c) Has written a citation based on evidence obtained from radar when conditions permit the clear assignment of speed to a single vehicle.

    (d) Is using radar which has no automatic speed locks and no audio alarms, unless disconnected or deactivated.

    (e) Is operating radar with audio Doppler engaged.

    I saw no reference to the use of laser for traffic enforcement. Interesting.

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    Hello, fellow Floridian. No we don't. From where in Florida are you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SamuraiVM
    Hello, fellow Floridian. No we don't. From where in Florida are you?
    i think he was just looking through FL laws. you can see hes from MN right bloew his avatar :wink: .

 

 

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