Radar Detectors ??????

Discussion in 'Trucking Electronics, Gadgets and Software Forum' started by frankum1998, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. frankum1998

    frankum1998 Bobtail Member

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    I am very new to trucking, so new that I just got my CDL two days ago, and was wondering is it legal to use Radar Detectors in your trucks ??? Any info would be greatly appreciated....
     
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  3. WiseOne

    WiseOne Inactive contact bullhaulerswife

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    No, commercial trucks can NEVER use a radar detector. It is against the DOT rules. Cars CAN (in most states), but commercial trucks cannot.
     
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  4. Cybergal

    Cybergal Road Train Member

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    So True! Have a couple of truckers here licking their wounds from the very large ticket they got from the DOT trying that.:biggrin_25524:
     
  5. ~*GypsyRose*~

    ~*GypsyRose*~ Bobtail Member

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    I have heard O/Os talk of using them, they just hadn't been caught I suppose. Seems to risky to me though.
     
  6. Pur48Ted

    Pur48Ted Road Train Member

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    MOST Scale Houses have "Detector" detectors. They can "see" them even if they are turned off or unplugged.
     
  7. Keith48

    Keith48 Light Load Member

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    Actually, it would be impossible to detect them if they are off or unplugged. They are not emitting anything that can be detected then, such as radio waves.
     
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  8. WiseOne

    WiseOne Inactive contact bullhaulerswife

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    That is the truth...UNLESS it is sitting on the dash as you stroll through the weigh station...
     
  9. raindancer

    raindancer Light Load Member

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    Texas the fine is or was $90. use your c.b. instead. as they say no bear is ever lost 'cause every driver keeps an eye on him
     
  10. andy622000

    andy622000 Bobtail Member

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    People everywhere keep saying "use your CB" but in my experience not many drivers warn you of cops anymore, even when i warn others i rarely get even an acknowledgement let alone a thanks !!!!!!
     
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  11. Gazoo

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    Then you deserve the ticket.
     
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