List Of The Best Radar Detectors
On the right hand side is a list of products which we believe hold the best value in terms of radar detection equipment. It is illegal to install a radar detector in a commercial vehicle over 10,000 lbs in any state under federal law. Private vehicles are allowed to have them under the Communications Act of 1934, except in Viginia, Washington D.C. and on military bases. They cannot be installed on windshields in Minnesota or California due to obstruction of vision.
A radar detector is a device designed to alert a driver if their vehicle comes under police radar surveillance. The idea is for the detector to allow the driver enough time to reduce the vehicle’s speed before the police officer operating the radar gun has sufficient time to determine that the driver was speeding. They detect light frequencies on wavelengths used by police radar guns and use a series of warning signals such as flashing lights, alarms and voice warnings to alert a driver to nearby radar signals.
Many problems have been reported with radar detection equipment as it has been known to react to many common forms of light wavelengths such as automatic doors in shopping malls. Since police and civilians are constantly trying to find ways to outsmart each other, technology has been developed on both sides to gain a leg up in the “speed war”. Some devices include GPS which allows users to manually input common speed trap locations which will cause the device to give an automated alert when approaching them. These devices can also be programmed to ignore alerts caused by stray radar beams such as those employed in automatic doors. It is important to remember that the best way to avoid speeding tickets is simply not to speed. That being said, if you are going to risk the ticket, you should be informed as to what you will be facing in terms of police surveillance.