A good number of the people with cars in the United States have their own radar detectors. Indeed, a good radar detector can be your best friend keeping you safe from cops out on the prowl. Once the radar detector alarm sounds, you can ease up on the gas, and no one is the wiser. But, the police are savvy to your secret. They've taken to clever ways of hiding from them, in alleyways or behind bridges in order to avoid being detected by the radar detectors. Motorists on the other hand are being clever themselves, they are aware of these techniques from the police, so more enhanced, top-dollar detectors have entered the market. Though the authorities are always improving their chances of catching the radar detector users, they are unable to make the streets of the United States radar detector-free. Radar detectors are legal in many cities and states in the United States. But this does not mean that radar detector units are legal in all of the states in the US. Here are some of the states that deem radar detectors illegal: 1. The usage of radar detectors are prohibited in the Commonwealth of Virginia. They have laws banning the use of radar detectors. Not only are radar detectors illegal to use in Virginia, they are also illegal to have in the vehicle. 2. Radar detectors and radar jammers are illegal in the District of Columbia. The passing of their laws to ban the use of radar detectors was set in 1995. 3. In Illinois, radar detectors are only regulated in commercial vehicles of over 26,001 pounds. 4. On US military bases, they are legal to have but illegal to use. 5. Radar jammers are illegal in the states of Utah, California, Oklahoma, Colorado and Nebraska. 6. Radar detectors are not specifically regulated, but things hanging from windshields are not permitted in the state of Minnesota. 7. Radar detectors are illegal for motor vehicles over 18,000 pounds and any other commercial motor vehicles over 10,000 pounds in New York. And the following other states prohibit the use of radar detectors: - Alabama - Arizona - Arkansas - Colorado - Delaware - Florida - Georgia - Idaho - Indiana - Iowa - Kansas - Kentucky - Louisiana - Maine - Maryland - Massachusetts - Michigan - Mississippi - Missouri - Montana - Nevada - New Hampshire - New Jersey - Mew Mexico - North Carolina - North Dakota - Ohio - Oklahoma - Oregon - Pennsylvania - Rhode Island - South Carolina - South Dakota - Tennessee - Texas - Vermont - Washington - Wisconsin - Wyoming The state of Connecticut on the other hand cancelled its anti-radar detector law in 1998 which make this radar detector now legal in this state.
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