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post #1 of 7 Old 13th June 2008, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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POTENTIAL RADAR DETECTOR BAN IN NEW YORK!

I've received this in an email from Escort Radar:

YOUR DRIVING FREEDOM IS UNDER ATTACK!

State Senators Carl Marcellino, Thomas Morahan and Stephen Saland, and Assembly Member Harvey Weisenberg are proposing legislation to the New York Senate and Assembly that would ban the use of radar and laser detectors in New York.
Proposed Senate Bill SB 06934 and Assembly Bill A 10482
SYNOPSIS
"No radar detector, laser detector, or radar or laser blocking device shall be used in any motor vehicle" upon public highways by any person(s) in New York.
This proposal if made law, would ban the use of your radar detector in New York and potentially affect your out-of-state friends and relatives who visit as well as out-of-state business travelers and state tourism.




The motivation for this legislation is vague and unsupportable.
  • This bill is not backed up by concrete cases or facts. In fact, this bill fails to recognize that drivers with radar detectors are safer than drivers without radar detectors.
  • This bill will not make the highways safer, reduce accidents nor will it reduce the cost of auto insurance.
  • This bill is designed to raise revenue, not make highways safer. Assumed that fines would be collected by the State of New York, the bill does not provide that infractions be placed on one's driving record, thus promoting the perception that the focus of this bill is about revenue generation.
Protect your rights as a responsible driver and citizen. Please call or send your comments including your full name and voting residence address immediately to:
Sponsors:



Sen Carl Marcellino

Room 509 Leg Off Bldg

Albany, NY 12247

Tel (518) 455-2390










Sen Thomas Morahan

Room 848 Leg Off Bldg

Albany, NY 12247

Tel (518) 455-3261










Sen Stephen Saland

Room 708 Leg Off Bldg

Albany, NY 12247

Tel (518) 455-2411









Asmbly Harvey Weisenberg

LOB 731

Albany, NY 12248
Tel (518) 455-3028













Transportation Committee Chair:
Sen Thomas Libous
Senate Transportation Committee Chair
1607 State Office Building
44 Hawley Street
Binghamton, NY 13901
[email protected]




Assemblyman David Gantt
Assembly Transportation Committee Chair
74 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14605
585-454-3670









Suggestions to include in your email or letter:
  • Radar detector bans do not work. Research and experience show that a radar detector ban does not have lower accident rates, improve speed-limit compliance or reduce auto insurance expenditures.
  • Radar detector bans are difficult and expensive to enforce. They divert precious law enforcement resources from more important duties.
  • Radar detectors are legal in 49 states. In fact, the first state to test a radar detector ban, Connecticut, repealed the law - it ruled the law was ineffective and unfair.
  • This bill will unfairly burden, or place at risk, persons who own or have installed radar detectors in their automobiles and travel to New York without knowledge of the ban. Guests of New York who inadvertently leave a radar detector in their car may be caught and face predatory fines while visiting our state!
  • The intentions and priorities for this bill are unsupportable.
  • It has never been shown that radar detectors cause accidents or even encourage motorists to drive faster than they would otherwise. The Yankelovich - Clancy - Shulman Radar Detector Study conducted in 1987, showed that radar detector users drove an average of 34% further between accidents (233,933 miles versus 174,554 miles) than non radar detector users. The study also showed that they have much higher seat belt use compliance. If drivers with radar detectors have fewer accidents, it follows that they have reduced insurance costs - it is counterproductive to ban radar detectors.
  • In a similar study performed in Great Britain by MORI in 2001 the summary reports that "Users (of radar detectors) appear to travel 50% further between accidents than non-users. In this survey the users interviewed traveling on average 217,353 miles between accidents compared to 143,401 miles between accidents of those non-users randomly drawn from the general public." The MORI study also reported "Three quarters agree, perhaps unsurprisingly, that since purchasing a radar detector they have become more conscious about keeping to the speed limit..." and "Three in five detector users claim to have become a safer driver since purchasing a detector."
  • Modern radar detectors play a significant role in preventing accidents and laying the technology foundation for the Safety Warning System® (SWS). Radar detectors with SWS alert motorists to oncoming emergency vehicles, potential road hazards, and unusual traffic conditions. There are more than 10 million radar detectors with SWS in use nationwide. The federal government has earmarked $2.1 million for further study of the SWS over a three-year period of time. The U.S. Department of Transportation is administering grants to state and local governments to purchase the SWS system and study its effectiveness (for example, in the form of SWS transmitters for school buses and emergency vehicles). The drivers of New York deserve the right to the important safety benefits that SWS delivers.
Other Transportation Committee Members:
NEW YORK STATE SENATE
SABINI, JOHN D.13TH[email protected]
JOHNSON, OWEN4TH[email protected]
OPPENHEIMER, SUZI37TH[email protected]
PADAVAN, FRANK11TH[email protected]
STAVISKY, TOBY ANN16TH[email protected]
NOZZOLIO, MICHAEL F.54TH[email protected]
DILAN, MARTIN MALAVE17TH[email protected]
FUSCHILLO, CHARLES8TH[email protected]
SAVINO, DIANE J.23RD[email protected]
FLANAGAN, JOHN J.2ND[email protected]
VALESKY, DAVID J.49TH[email protected]
ROBACH, JOSEPH E.56TH[email protected]
HUNTLEY, SHIRLEY L.10TH[email protected]
SEWARD, JAMES L.51ST[email protected]
PERKINS, BILL30TH[email protected]
LARKIN, WILLIAM J., JR.39TH[email protected]
LANZA, ANDREW J.24TH[email protected]




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WHO CARES ??? HAS IT EVER STOPPED SOME FROM USING THEM??

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if they do that no one in new york will have a valid drivers lic

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if they do that no one in new york will have a valid drivers lic

i'm not worried. my M5 is faster than police cars..
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