FAQ for All Radar/Laser Detectors

Why is my detector giving me false alerts?

In today’s busy electronic world, there are numerous sources of stray microwave signals. Some of these sources are security systems, cell phone towers, and automatic door openers at supermarkets. Mos…

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Why isn't my detector detecting police cars?

Your detector will only detect a police car if the car has a radar gun, and if the gun is turned on. If the police car does not have a radar gun, or if the radar gun is not turned on, then there are…

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Will my radar detector work in other countries?

It is extremely difficult to maintain accurate information on radar use in other countries. Not only is it difficult to determine the frequencies in use, but even more difficult is determining when c…

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What is the range of radar detectors?

In flat, open conditions the range is at least 2 miles. Please note that road conditions (hills and curves) can affect the range. Thanks for stopping by!. We love hearing from our customers, and we'd…

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Are radar detectors illegal?

Radar detectors are illegal only in Virginia, Washington DC, and some parts of Canada. They are also illegal in all 50 states for commercial drivers, such as truck drivers and taxi drivers. If you ar…

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How come I can't turn on my detector?

First make sure that the cigarette plug is making good contact in the socket. Try reinserting the plug a few times. You can also check the fuse by unscrewing the tip of the cigarette plug. There is a…

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