Bill Would Prohibit Radar Detectors in Florida

By: Assoc. Press
By: Assoc. Press

Radar detectors would be prohibited in Florida under a bill filed by a Florida lawmaker and former sheriff.

The proposal, introduced by state Senator Steve Oelrich, would make it illegal to use a radar detector.

But the measure would make using one a secondary, non-criminal traffic violation. That means that law enforcement officers could not stop you just because you have a radar detector in your car.

If an officer pulls you over for another traffic violation and they discover a radar detector, they can then issue you a ticket.

The legislation has the support of the Florida Highway Patrol, which says radar detectors have no other purpose than to help speeders avoid traffic tickets.

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