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Well a cop does'nt need any specific reason to pull you over, one quick peek through the drivers window as I am taking your documents and I will spot that thing dangling from the window.

Dont know specific law, but heard of a dude from our car club with a radar/laser jammer getting a slap on the wrist.
Maybe over there, but here in the states you need a valid reason to pull somebody over. Unfortunately for many others like myself in certain states having tint and no front license plate are violations carried everytime the car is on the road, giving a cop a reason to pull me over.

Doesn't matter if you see it dangling over my window, which you won't unless you stick your head in all the way. And even if you did see it, what are you going do to, write me a ticket for having one? Detectors are only illegal in 5 states: DC, IL, NY, MN, VA.

Not trying to pick a fight w/ you, just proving a point :thumbsup:

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Youre right that its only illegal in a few states, but theres always "obstruction of view" violation that they can write you up for. Chances of the cop seeing it up by your mirror when he is standing there is unlikely but it can def be punishable.
 

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Doesn't matter if you see it dangling over my window, which you won't unless you stick your head in all the way. And even if you did see it, what are you going do to, write me a ticket for having one? Detectors are only illegal in 5 states: DC, IL, NY, MN, VA.

Not trying to pick a fight w/ you, just proving a point :thumbsup:
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Last i heard, radar detectors in passanger cars are only illegal in DC and VA.

Maybe over there, but here in the states you need a valid reason to pull somebody over. Unfortunately for many others like myself in certain states having tint and no front license plate are violations carried everytime the car is on the road, giving a cop a reason to pull me over.



Youre right that its only illegal in a few states, but theres always "obstruction of view" violation that they can write you up for. Chances of the cop seeing it up by your mirror when he is standing there is unlikely but it can def be punishable.
yup, the cops will use anything they can to bust you.....
 

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the passport 9500 by escort is amazing, blocks out false alarms, the GPS works great and it doesnt have a bad price tag at all
 

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Radar detectors are only illegal in DC & VA. I live in IL and i run the V1.

There is a writeup on here by a guy from VA about his concealing of the V1...he mounted it where the factory alarm goes, it can see out the front and back that way...concealed display integrated into the dash along with mute/volume button....boom there you have it, a completely hidden, 100% functional V1....I'm pretty sure he even stated he passed inspections with 0 problems...

-too lazy to find thread
 

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Youre right that its only illegal in a few states, but theres always "obstruction of view" violation that they can write you up for. Chances of the cop seeing it up by your mirror when he is standing there is unlikely but it can def be punishable.
Ha you are right though!

But for him to prove it is obstruction of view, he would have to sit in the driver's seat to find out. And even if he/she did do that and wrote me one, I would get it dropped completely.
 

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Last i heard, radar detectors in passanger cars are only illegal in DC and VA.
Oops you are right. I didn't read the fine print that had to do with the other states.

District of Columbia - (1995 law, still effective 2003) - RADAR-detectors are illegal.

Illinois - (2002 law) - Not regulated in passenger vehicles, but they are illegal used in commercial motor vehicles over 26,001 pounds (which is redundant legislation, since Federal law already makes that illegal in any U.S. state for vehicles over TEN-thousand pounds, anyway; BUT, some states like to have it in their lawbooks so that they can charge added fines and penalties that would go to the state).

Minnesota - (2002 law) - Radar detectors not specifically regulated, BUT - hanging things from windshields not permitted. If one were to put two and two together, then this would supposedly include radar-detectors if they were hung from the windshield. However, I suppose one could also infer that they would be okay if simply rested upon the top of the dashboard. The law does not specify that it is not. So...

New York - (2002 law) - For motor vehicles over 18,000lbs, and any other commercial vehicle over 10,000lbs, RADAR-detectors are illegal. [This is already covered by Federal law, as well.]

Virginia - (2002 law) - Use is illegal.
 

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I run a Beltronics STI and I love it. It looks good and is very well made. It has a lot of different prefrences which i like about it so you can set it to your exact likings. It also is suppose to be very competitve to the V1. I have never seen the V1 work but this one has never let me down. I have caught a cop on a flat highway from easily over 4 miles. I also drive from MD to FL alot down 95 which means i go through VA. This detector is the only one on the market that can not be detected by and radar detector detecting devices. So when I do drive through VA which is usually at night. I black out the screen on my radar detector which is one of the prefrences and I have it mounted up by my mirror which makes it just about invisible. But also I have my front windsheild tinted slightly which gives a slight reflection and will totally stealth out the detector. I would definitly buy this one again.
 

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Mr. Instant-On got me today. 86 in a 55 OUCH!! :rofl: I'll give Valentine a call tomorrow and see about getting this ticket paid for. The hwy patrolman was tailgating a cargo van in the opposite direction as me and the sun was glaring off the van, so I couldn't see him until my V1 full blasted Ka. By the time he finished his U-turn I was already pulled over on the side of the road :rofl: :rofl:

By the way: No matter what radar detector you have, nothing prevents instant on from getting you. It is the sh*t for the law, and sh*t for us. ;)
 

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i have a hardwired 8500, and it works good... the only thing (or at least in ohio) is the cops dont run constant radar-they will switch it on and off when they please (my blinding xenon lights done help). 4 out of 5 times i got shot by radar this week they just flipped the switch and hit me when i was 20-30 feet in front of me in the dark, the one time the cop used constant radar i got him over a mile away. btw i drive 45 mins to work everyday and am garenteed to get "hit" once a day
I live in Ohio and just got a 8500x50 (hardwired to my car). I wish I had known that the cops were smart here not to have their radars on all the time... I've noticed a few cops just sitting there (while I was crusing) and my radar failed to go off. I've never owned a detector before and don't think it was a wise decision to get one.... :cry:
 

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But your ass is saved when he does instant-on to people in front of you, because yours may pick up the signal (mine does from 1/2 mile away while cop is in traffic heading same direction as me). And also they ride around with it on sometimes, again you are saved.
 

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ok, i've only had it a week now so i'll see how it works... i have a clean record and usually cruise at 74 on a 65 limit... never in a hurry to get anywhere...
 
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