A borderline illegal device promises that lead-footed motorists along the
Grapevine or Highway 395 will not receive speeding tickets.
As the name implies, the
Escort 360 sniffs out Radar and Lidar beams emitting from the front, sides, and rear
of a vehicle. The manufacturer claims it also detects red light cameras,
speeding cameras, and helicopter or airplane Radars. The device also uses
a GPS locator to reduce the number of false positives, so the more frequently
you travel a certain section of road, the more accurate it gets.
There is a guarantee that the maker will pay any speeding tickets the owner
receives; not surprisingly, the details regarding this alleged guarantee
are rather sketchy.
Radar Detector Law
These devices are legal in California, although there are several rather
VC 26708, it is illegal to hang anything from the windshield “that obstructs
or reduces the driver’s clear view through the windshield or side
windows.” While it is debatable whether or not a Radar detector
that is mounted with suction cups inhibits a driver’s view, an officer
will almost certainly issue a citation if given the opportunity. However,
an attorney can effectively use this defense in court and in pretrial
Second, it is illegal for
commercial drivers to use or possess Radar detectors, at least in most cases. Special rules
apply to commercial drivers in other areas as well, most notably with
regard to points accumulation.
Finally, although it is not an issue with the above-referenced device,
VC 28150 makes it illegal to use any Radar scrambler. This provision might also
apply to cars with auto-drive functions that automatically slow the vehicle
if there is Radar or Lidar in use nearby.
Getting Legal Help
The aggressive attorneys at Bigger & Harman, APC, are committed to
giving individuals a voice when dealing with speeding and traffic tickets.
Call today at 661-349-9300 or email
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