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Old July 7th, 2017
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I just got a ticket yesterday in Fort Myers, FL, for having a radar detector. I'll try to upload a copy of the ticket. The ticket says "violation of traffic control device" and is $161.00
Radar detectors are legal in Florida. But radar detectors are illegal on Military bases and in some National parks.

The most common charges that individuals receive in regards to a violation of a traffic control device are:
  • Failure to yield or stop at a stop sign or yield sign
  • Running a red light
  • Illegal U-turn
  • Ignoring flashing lights or portable/temporary signs
  • Encroaching on a crosswalk
  • Speeding
  • Railroad crossing infractions

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Only the state of Virginia and the District of Columbia ban the use of detectors. They are lawful in other states, except on military bases and some national parks, just as flylow7f39 mentioned.
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I just got a ticket yesterday in Fort Myers, FL, for having a radar detector. I'll try to upload a copy of the ticket. The ticket says "violation of traffic control device" and is $161.00
This may not mean what you think it means. It may just be a speeding ticket (as flylow indicated).
See link below for additional info (I have no affiliation with this site or individual I just ran across it and it was FL specific). Will look forward to your posting if you get to it.

http://fightyourspeedingticket.com/v...ontrol-device/
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This may not mean what you think it means. It may just be a speeding ticket (as flylow indicated).
See link below for additional info (I have no affiliation with this site or individual I just ran across it and it was FL specific). Will look forward to your posting if you get to it.

http://fightyourspeedingticket.com/v...ontrol-device/
That's a great reference, poolmon. Good work.
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http://www.flsenate.gov/Laws/Statutes/2011/316.2952

A person shall not operate any motor vehicle on any public highway, road, or street with any sign, sunscreening material, product, or covering attached to, or located in or upon, the windshield, except the following:
(a) A certificate or other paper required to be displayed by law.
(b) Sunscreening material along a strip at the top of the windshield, so long as such material is transparent and does not encroach upon the driver’s direct forward viewing area as more particularly described and defined in Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards No. 205 as the AS/1 portion of the windshield.
(c) A device, issued by a governmental entity as defined in s. 334.03, or its designee, for the purpose of electronic toll payments.
(d) A global positioning system device or similar satellite receiver device which uses the global positioning system operated pursuant to 10 U.S.C. s. 2281 for the purpose of obtaining navigation or routing information while the motor vehicle is being operated.
Interesting . . . According to their windshield law an attached rear-view mirror is not permissible either.
In any event, it appears that a violation of the section is not a moving violation according to its terms, which is some relief if one gets tagged.

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Which National Parks are RDs unlawful to use or possess??

Unless they are interpreting the National Park to be in Virginia, DC or a military base?? I looked up the CFR and did not see any where they are prohibited.
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Interesting . . . According to their windshield law an attached rear-view mirror is not permissible either.
In any event, it appears that a violation of the section is not a moving violation according to its terms, which is some relief if one gets tagged.
That means it's a fix it ticket.Have never seen this statute used for an RD. I guess it's time to go back to the Escort IQ?
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Which National Parks are RDs unlawful to use or possess??

Unless they are interpreting the National Park to be in Virginia, DC or a military base?? I looked up the CFR and did not see any where they are prohibited.
Over 5 years ago I found a couple of National Park sites that stated detectors were illegal/banned inside the park. IIRC it is/was up to the management of each park to decide if they wanted to enforce a detector ban.

https://www.radarbusters.com/How-to-...get-s/2411.htm
"Radar Detectors are legal in all passenger vehicles in all states with the exception of Virginia, Washington D.C. on all military bases and in several national parks."
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A radar detector is not a traffic control device, a sign or a traffic light is. The radar detector is not the stated reason for this citation.
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