Questions Posted to "Ask a Dispatcher"
I was wondering JPD's stance on radar detectors?
Are they legal to use or not?
Dear Juneau Resident,
They are legal to own and use. JPD officers regularly see them while issuing speeding tickets. Lets just say the effectiveness of a radar detector is questionable. And don't forget Laser, which JPD also uses.
There are just some hard truths most of us have to come to grips with. Pills don't make you lose weight. If you are offered money for nothing it's a scam. Anything you buy to allow you to violate the law isn't going to work as promised. We certainly serve warrants on people who have violated probation by using drugs and see empty bottles of those drinks than promise a clear urine test. Probably high priced Kool-aid, I'm guessing.
If you do buy a radar detector be aware of developing a false sense of security, like people who drive four wheel drives and speed on icy roads. You may not realize you made a mistake until you are hanging upside down by your seatbelt. Hopefully you don't hurt anyone else since unsafe speed is a huge contributing factor to injury and fatality collisions.