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      12-13-2012, 07:58 AM   #30
TK23
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Originally Posted by Richard Cranium View Post
Careful. Here in Ontario Canada radar detectors are in fact illegal to own and if caught it will be confiscated.
In the US they can't do that. It isn't contraband. It is a product legal within the United States. A state legislature can outlaw the usage, but they can't outlaw the sale or possession - that would be a violation of federal commerce laws which establish a common market.

Another interesting example - it is illegal to have a radar detector inside any commercial vehicle in the US. But the Fedex guys have no difficulty delivering them to your home. It illustrates the point, that transporting is not illegal, using is illegal.

In Florida a law was proposed to ban radar detectors in 2007 but died on the Senate floor.
Unfortunately that isn't true. At least in Illinois the law is that you can only have it in your vehicle if is in a separate locked container in the trunk. They can both ticket you and confiscate the system. I'm not sure how strictly it is enforced but that is the law. It's not going to stop me from getting one but it isn't without some risk
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