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Old 13th June 2005, 15:13   #1
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In the US there are radar detectors available for detecting speed radar guns. Any such thing available in india? Also is it illegal? If yes which section of the motor Vehicle/any other act says that its illegal.
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Old 27th June 2007, 16:12   #2
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Folks,

Can someone respond to this message if there is any info on Radar detectors. It is a useful accessory to have.
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Old 27th June 2007, 16:14   #3
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afaik its illegal in the us in one of last months magazine they had put up one of those for sale.
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afaik its illegal in the us in one of last months magazine they had put up one of those for sale.
It's only illegal in a few states in the US, in most it's allowed.
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one of my friend had one

he was told to put it away by the cop(he knew him)
and he also mentioned that if some other cops sees it he will take it away and maybe he may even impound the car

but it is very useful thing to have
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Great topic. I guess it isnt illegal because the motor vehicle act hasnt evolved to include stuff like this yet. Probably wont stop cops using their usual bullying tactics though.
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Old 27th June 2007, 16:55   #7
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Wikipedia page gives some very interesting information on the subject [Radar detector - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia]
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It's only illegal in a few states in the US, in most it's allowed.
in most states it's "not illegal". meaning they are yet to recognize these and pass a ruling against these. not that they are "allowed".
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In the US, many states ban the use of radar detectors. There are quite a few states that allow its use, while some states do not specify-hence its upto the cop to decide what to do.

I think there was some firm in Mumbai that actually started to import the detectors from the US. China makes them too,so it should be available in most cities. I don't think the Indian Govt has made a rule that bans the use of these detectors.

An average detector is pretty accurate with reading the type of speed-tracking device used. Laser, wavelength specific radar guns etc.

I'm not too sure about a car being impounded,if a detector is used in a state that bans its use. The driver gets a ticket,and the detector is confiscated.
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Most states allow the use. Whats banned is "windshield mounts of any device" including California.
US has many laws which garuntee lots of freedoms. Radar Jammers are illegal, but a device which detects radio waves is not. Cases have been fought by citizens and won over there.
So law enforcement there looks for innovative ways like pop radars and short radar bursts at cars which they are thinking are speeding instead of continuous burst.
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I don't think the Indian Govt has made a rule that bans the use of these detectors.

Keep in mind that in the US a person can do anything as long as there is a specific law/rule stating that it is illegal.
In India a person cannot do anything unless there is a specific law/rule stating that doing it is perfectly legal.

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Yup they were also available in chandigarh but the cops are so clever they a device fitted in there GYPSY'S which can detect if there is something like that passenger vehicle or not... Some people even got ticketed for this but i dont know what offense the cops have ticked on that ticket lol.
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Yup they were also available in chandigarh but the cops are so clever they a device fitted in there GYPSY'S which can detect if there is something like that passenger vehicle or not... Some people even got ticketed for this but i dont know what offense the cops have ticked on that ticket lol.
You mean they have radar detector detectors?? Isnt a radar detector more of a 'passive' device? (Receiver rather than transmitter) how can such a device be detected?
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You mean they have radar detector detectors?? Isnt a radar detector more of a 'passive' device? (Receiver rather than transmitter) how can such a device be detected?
Any radio receiver emits some oscillations. Radar detector detectors can detect that.
If you visit US sites there are radar detectors which can hide from Radar detector detectors. Its an advertised feature now.
But the US cops are smart now.
They switch off the radar and do not target anybody. Then if they see somebody appearing to come fast(guy changing lanes etc.,) they switch on. By the time the guy is warned, his speed is already recorded.
In chandigarh I think they have started laser, which cannot be detected easily, or until its too late.
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Radio detectors can be used in most of the states. Scramblers are banned in more states. There are even devices which store the photo radar locations throughout U.S and will warn you when you are near one (based on GPS). There are shields to protect your licence plate from photo radars too.
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