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  • I have never heard of anyone being ticketed for a Laser Jammer.

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A recent thread about radar detectors prompted me to start thinking about laser jammers. On my previous car I installed an Escort ZR3 Laser Shifter. It was very effective and saved me from numerous tickets. Several years after I installed it, CO enacted a law making them illegal. With this in mind, when I bought my M5, I did not move it between cars.

This law has now been on the books for about 4 years. In this time I have never heard of anyone receiving a ticket for a laser jammer. As I am considering buying and installing a new one, I thought I would query my fellow M5 owners to see if that is consistent for them as well.

For reference - using a laser jammer in CO is a class 2 misdemeanor. This is equivalent to a 'speed contest' or speeding 25 MPH over the limit.
 

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The laws vary from state to state, and it sounds like you answered your own question for your state. I live in FL and have never had a problem with my jammers or detectors.

My advice would be to try and install your jammers as incognito as possible. Pay the extra money to LI and get the switch that allows them to be full time PDC sensors. And when jamming, turn off your LI as soon as you are within the legal speed limit. Most police officers will not know that they are being jammed, and you will not have a problem.
 

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I installed the passport 9500ci in a customers black E60. Haven't heard any news good or bad after wards. The shifters themselves were black which blended with the car well. I hid them back far enough so you can only see a corner of them from top view. The rear shifter was mounted to the top of the plate frame, against the trunk lid (he lost the functionality of the trunk button.) It's visible, but you have to know what you're looking for. The control panel was mounted in the ash tray so it could be hidden in case of any "encounters"
The police out here seem fairly cool, much nicer than the db's in Ohio/NJ, so long as you don't give them any reasons to bust your balls if you get stopped, you should be ok.


P.S. I could not activate the laser jammer (liability reasons/state law out here.) Our customer had to do that himself.

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A recent thread about radar detectors prompted me to start thinking about laser jammers. On my previous car I installed an Escort ZR3 Laser Shifter. It was very effective and saved me from numerous tickets. Several years after I installed it, CO enacted a law making them illegal. With this in mind, when I bought my M5, I did not move it between cars.

This law has now been on the books for about 4 years. In this time I have never heard of anyone receiving a ticket for a laser jammer. As I am considering buying and installing a new one, I thought I would query my fellow M5 owners to see if that is consistent for them as well.

For reference - using a laser jammer in CO is a class 2 misdemeanor. This is equivalent to a 'speed contest' or speeding 25 MPH over the limit.

Here in FL, they dont care about laser jammers.
 

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Thanks for the feedback :)
If I do anything it will be a very discreet install. It is good to know that this law is not strictly enforced. Sadly CO seems to be centered on profit generation / taxation and not safety. CO, as with many of the other states that have banned laser, is one of the heavy users of laser. It seems every speed trap I pass these days my laser detector goes off and I am not warned.

So no tickets even out in CA?
 

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My advice would be to try and install your jammers as incognito as possible. Pay the extra money to LI and get the switch that allows them to be full time PDC sensors. And when jamming, turn off your LI as soon as you are within the legal speed limit. Most police officers will not know that they are being jammed, and you will not have a problem.
x2. get the PSL and shut them off.

I have heard of a few people being harassed for having them.

there is also a prototype out of a new product that works with current LJ's that will make them easier to conceal and mount but not hinder performance. not sure yet on release date for sale though.
 

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Thanks for the feedback :)
If I do anything it will be a very discreet install. It is good to know that this law is not strictly enforced. Sadly CO seems to be centered on profit generation / taxation and not safety. CO, as with many of the other states that have banned laser, is one of the heavy users of laser. It seems every speed trap I pass these days my laser detector goes off and I am not warned.

So no tickets even out in CA?
thats because one of the laser gun manufacturers is located in CO. also the ban and high penalty is probably because of a company located in CO that made/makes junk jammers that don't work.


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thats because one of the laser gun manufacturers is located in CO. also the ban and high penalty is probably because of a company located in CO that made/makes junk jammers that don't work.


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Interesting... I was aware of Rocky Mountain Radar being located out here -- yes, complete crap. I was, however, not aware of a gun manufacturer. GEICO is another reason for the proliferation of laser guns :mad:

I would be interested in anything that uses the existing sensors - sounds cool.
 

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yes GIECO and their giving away lidar guns in the 90's...

LTI maker of the True speed and the ultralyte is in CO.
I hate GIECO although their commercials are entertaining I will never give them a single dollar of my money.

I am waiting on it to be released.
 

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Every time I read one of these threads I'm glad to live in Pennsylvania. State Police are restricted to k-band and the locals are prohibited from using radar or laser.
 
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