Our resident man in the rapid-road-rallying catbird seat, Alex Roy, popped up over at Gizmodo yesterday to give a quick-yet-thorough tutorial on laser-jammer usage. As more and more law-enforcement agencies move from radar to laser, it becomes a more valuable countermeasure, especially because laser detection is nearly worthless. Sez the Roy-Man:
"Although jamming radar is technically possible, there are two huge drawbacks. First, doing so requires a unit as big as a milk crate on the dash or bumper, emitting highly dangerous radio waves that may cause cancer. And secondly, federal law mandates a minimum one-year jail sentence for anyone transmitting radar waves without a license."
And you know, if there's anyone we're gonna take advice about speeding from, it's Alex.
World's Greatest... Laser Jammers [Gizmodo]
Brava Firenze: Alex Roy's Gumball 3000 Police Escort [Internal]