Originally Posted by magastos2
What about if you don't live in CA? Just visiting or passing through, would that work? Maybe the law only applies to a resident of CA.
Laser jammers are illegal in nine states, and questionable in another one. Here is a link with a map showing which states have anti-laser-jammer laws: http://www.guysoflidar.com/usa-laser-jammer-laws.html
Here is a link with the specific California law: http://www.guysoflidar.com/californi...mmer-laws.html
It is clear to me that laser jammers are illegal in California, whether or not you are a resident or just passing through. You aren't allowed to drive over the speed limit or run red lights in California, just because you are not a resident or are just passing through. That was the point of my previous post.
If you have a device that is illegal in some states, then you have choices:
* Don't buy one in the first place.
* Avoid those states where the device is illegal. (Personal comment: If enough tourists avoid a state because laser jammers are illegal, the state may change the laws. I doubt that it can be measured or is likely to happen.)
* Remove the device and leave it at home if you are planning to pass through a state where it is illegal.
* Hope that you don't get caught with the device installed. You may be more likely be caught if the device is running. See this test for an example: http://www.guysoflidar.com/july-2008...mmer-test.html
* Hope that if you are caught, the police will not enforce the law, especially if you are a visitor from another state. Then again, they may be more likely to enforce the law if you are a visitor. Who knows?
* Find a way to remove the device, put it away, and leave it turned off while you are in states where it is illegal. It may be illegal to have it, but it is less likely to be discovered, and the police are more likely to let you go. I have friends with radar detectors who pack them away in their side cases when they ride into Canadian provinces where they are illegal. Passing through Customs is the most likely place they will have problems. Most get away with it, but I know a few who have had their detectors confiscated. There are no guarantees.
I mentioned California not only because GMack and I live there, but also because you live in a neighboring state (albeit on the northern border), and might ride to California from time-to-time.
As of this writing, the thread has been viewed 55 times, and is likely to be viewed must more than that. Don't you think it would be useful for those viewers to know that the devices are illegal in some states?