Speed Trap Hunter Forum: Best Radar Detectors, Laser Jammers, Laser Detectors, Speed Cameras Forum  

Go Back   Speed Trap Hunter Forum: Best Radar Detectors, Laser Jammers, Laser Detectors, Speed Cameras Forum > Speed Trap & Traffic Enforcement > Police Laser (LIDAR) Enforcement
Radar Detectors Forum Logon:


Police Laser (LIDAR) Enforcement Discussion of police laser (lidar) enforcement and related technologies.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)   IP: 166.102.152.3
Old 2007-10-10
steagall1000 steagall1000 is offline
Banned Indefinitely
 
Join Date: 2007 Jul
Location: Homer, Georgia
Posts: 30
steagall1000 is on a distinguished road
Cool A Cop Forum thats interesting!

Just happened to come accross this today. You should read some of the B.S. these guys are saying about laser jamming laws? Police Forums & Law Enforcement Forums @ Officer.com - Powered by vBulletin


Georgia Boy
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)   IP: 166.102.152.3
Old 2007-10-10
steagall1000 steagall1000 is offline
Banned Indefinitely
 
Join Date: 2007 Jul
Location: Homer, Georgia
Posts: 30
steagall1000 is on a distinguished road
Thumbs down State vs Federal laws on jamming

Can someone answer this question for me once again? Does the Federal laws overide the state laws when it comes to jamming police laser guns???? See posting below from a forum of LEO'S. This is a bunch of crap!!! If the FDA owns Laser how can a state/county law prohibit laser jammers??



Georgia Boy


Originally Posted by Samuel
CVC
28150. (a) No vehicle shall be equipped with any device that is
designed for, or is capable of, jamming, scrambling, neutralizing,
disabling, or otherwise interfering with radar, laser, or any other
electronic device used by a law enforcement agency to measure the
speed of moving objects.
(b) No person shall use, buy, possess, manufacture, sell, or
otherwise distribute any device that is designed for jamming,
scrambling, neutralizing, disabling, or otherwise interfering with
radar, laser, or any other electronic device used by a law
enforcement agency to measure the speed of moving objects.
(c) Except as provided in subdivision (d), a violation of
subdivision (a) or (b) is an infraction.
(d) When a person possesses four or more devices in violation of
subdivision (b), the person is guilty of a misdemeanor.
(e) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a person who has a
valid federal license for operating the devices described in this
section may transport one or more of those devices if the license is
carried in the vehicle transporting the device at all times when the
device is being transported.

You're welcome.

Is this for California or is it for the US in general?
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)   IP: 166.102.152.3
Old 2007-10-10
steagall1000 steagall1000 is offline
Banned Indefinitely
 
Join Date: 2007 Jul
Location: Homer, Georgia
Posts: 30
steagall1000 is on a distinguished road
Default Where do they come up with this stuff???

More Police Forum B.S.


Georgia Boy


Quote:
Originally Posted by cake
Thank you very much. Is this for California or is it for the US in general?

CVC = California Vehicle Code. Irrelevant anywhere else. Your mileage may vary.
__________________

Tim Dees, Editor-in-Chief
Officer.com
editor@officer.com


Tim Dees
View Public Profile
Find More Posts by Tim Dees

07-08-2006, 12:16 AM #19
SgtScott31
Forum Member




Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 2,512 Finally put into effect in TN July 2006 to make any type of "jammer" illegal. Haven't got the statute yet, but I'll be sure to pass it along.


SgtScott31
View Public Profile
Find More Posts by SgtScott31

07-08-2006, 08:32 AM #20
kirch
Forum Member


Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: America's Dairyland
Posts: 3,275 Despite the clumsy way in which you've asked the question, I'll do my best to answer.

To my knowledge as a WI PO, there is currently no WI state statute that specifically prohibits laser jammers per se (radar jammers, as was mentioned previously, are federally prohibited). I cannot speak for MN law or any other state in which you might be traveling.

Even ignoring for a moment the ethical reasons for not purchasing an item that is essentially designed to evade detection of law breaking, I would avoid purchasing one for the following reasons:

1. The only ones who seem to be able to prove they work are the companies selling them. I've seen no impartial studies showing they are in any way effective. I personally have used LIDAR to stop and ticket several people with laser jammers. One guy complained that I must be lying about acquiring him with the laser, as he just installed a laser jammer. NOTE TO PROSPECTIVE BAD GUYS -- This is a bad idea.

2. Though you may not be able to be ticketed for the jammer itself, a creative officer with a well-crafted report could certainly make a case for Interfering with a Law Enforcement Officer, a more serious offense than a simple traffic ticket.

3. If I know you have a laser jammer and can't ticket you for that, I'm sure as he11 going to be able to find plenty of other things to ding your for. I treat them like radar detectors -- yes they're not illegal, but if I see one all discretion just went out the window.

Let me conclude by saying this: Don't waste your money. Drive the speed limit. He11, drive within 10 mph of the posted limit and you're probably going to be fine in 99.9% of the jurisdictions around the country (there's always the occasional trooper or traffic enforcement officer who's having a bad day). Why borrow trouble just so you can go a little faster?
__________________
Caution and worry never accomplished anything.


kirch
View Public Profile
Find More Posts by kirch

07-08-2006, 09:26 AM #21
Hightower
Senior Veteran


Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 251 Minnesota State Statute 169.14
Subd. 12. Radar jammer. For purposes of this
section, "radar jammer" means any instrument, device, or
equipment designed or intended for use with a vehicle or
otherwise to jam or interfere in any manner with a
speed-measuring device operated by a peace officer.

No person shall sell, offer for sale, use, or possess any
radar jammer in this state.

This is the Minnesota law right out of the book. You may notice that the section is titled as "Radar Jammers" but the guts of it would make it illegal to use any device that would interfere with the police officer's use of a speed measuring device (Laser would obviously fall into that category).

Hightower
__________________
No, you've got the wrong number. This is 9-1....2.
- Police Chief Clancy Wiggum
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
This is interesting... vschuel Cincinnati Microwave 0 2009-06-13 00:01
Professional Dealer/Installer Forum Speed Trap Hunter Professional Dealer/Installer Corner 0 2008-07-13 13:29
MISSION STATEMENT: Forum Rules and Posting Etiquette Speed Trap Hunter MISSION STATEMENT: GUIDELINES & RULES 0 2007-09-09 19:16
Guidelines: Read & Affirm Before Posting! Speed Trap Hunter STH Member Private Marketplace/Exchange: For Sale, Want to Buy 0 2007-07-23 12:39


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:25.


©2009 SpeedTrapHunter