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Perhaps one of the resident experts could build a mount that utilized the windshield to provide a hiding place for the radar. It could fold into the dash when the machine is powered off. I'll give it a try with a simple folding box velcrowed between the dash and windshield. My detector is on order with a CAST dash. I think it would be a simple task, and it would save a cops ire if he doesn't see the unit.
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In Australia, the cops don't need to see your detector to know you've got one, they have got detectors that can sniff out your detector even when they are driving past in the other direction. They will then stop you and tear your vehicle to pieces until they find it, then they will confiscate it and give you a humungous fine as well.
 

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In the province of Ontario, in Canada, radar detectors are illegal. I have heard that if they find one, they will ask you to hand it over, and step on it right in front of you!! :(
While in British Columbia, they are legal, if a cop sees that you have one, they have no mercy. So it is wise to pocket it before he can get out of his cruiser. I suppose you could do that in Ontario, and then he would have to have due cause to search you.
 

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Bernie said:
In Australia, the cops don't need to see your detector to know you've got one, they have got detectors that can sniff out your detector even when they are driving past in the other direction. They will then stop you and tear your vehicle to pieces until they find it, then they will confiscate it and give you a humungous fine as well.
You guys let them get away with that down there?
 

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Sounds like it's time for a tea party. If you don't stand up against even small oppressions, Bush will eventually have to put you on his list of countries to liberate. That list is already pretty long, ya know. :crylarf:
 

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After our Iraqi wheat scandal, I think we're on the dreaded list already. :oops:
 

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So after they tear your vehicle apart to find the detector, what happens if they don't find one?
Say for instance someone just 'happened' to install an oscillator circuit (in the guise of a noise filter perhaps) that trips their detector detectors?
Are they required to restore the vehicle to it's 'pre-inspection' state? Or do they just leave you with a pile of parts on the roadside?
 

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Well, I've never heard of that happening, but I suspect it would take lengthy court action to get them to restore your vehicle, or even apologise.
 

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Radar detector location and detectabilaty

I keep my Escort 8500 X50 hidden inside my tank bag, this means it will not pick up laser but around here there is not much laser to worry about.
I also use the X50 because it has the ability to hide itself from police detector devices. I did not realize this until the other day when I finally read the directions. other detectors do not offer this feature. (I do not sell this product, I just use it) :ale:
 

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I thought that radar detectors were only illegal in two states in the USA. Those states being Virginia and Washington DC.
 

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Qmotion wrote I thought that radar detectors were only illegal in two states in the USA. Those states being Virginia and Washington DC. Starwolf says IMHO that you are right, I'v been running a radar dector for a long time and never had a problem. ride safe 8)
 

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Bernie said:
In Australia, the cops don't need to see your detector to know you've got one, they have got detectors that can sniff out your detector even when they are driving past in the other direction. They will then stop you and tear your vehicle to pieces until they find it, then they will confiscate it and give you a humungous fine as well.
I had the unfortunate experience of dealing with the Aussie SOB cops back about 13 years ago when I lived in Sydney. This was not long after they blatantly infringed on our civil liberties making radar detectors illegal. I got one of the first shielded split units installed in my car which saved me a ton of money for about a year, until they upgraded their detector detectors. Just in case I carried with me an old (leaky) Uniden detector for that very purpose, to give then something if/when they found me, paid the fine and simply upgrade to a newer, better radar detector, still came out ahead by my calculations :)
The new generation of undetectable radar detectors are definitely worth considering if you're still unlucky enough to live in an oppressed country/state. So if even if by some unfortunate happenstance you do get busted with one, carry an old cheapie detector to hand over and pay the fine, still a much better proposition then loosing your license and given the cost of their revenue raising speeding fines you'll quickly make that up in speeding tickets anyway.

http://www.radarbusters.com/products/beltronics/bel_sti_driver.asp
 
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