Re: JAMBO97 AUTO Travel tips - radar
Cheryl Singhal (csinghal@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Sat, 3 May 1997 15:22:25 -0400
On Sat, 3 May 1997, Steven G. Tyler wrote:
> Alan C. Wolfson wrote, in part:
> > Scouter Don wrote:
> > > For those that are driving to Jambo, I beleive that
> > > radar/lazer detectors are totally ILLEGAL in VA.
> > > If you are stopped, they will confiscate and destroy
> > > the unit on the spot! And I beleive that they can
> > > then also detain you and search the vehicle for
> > > other contraband, which could be a pistol (hand gun)
> > > that is NOT registered in VA.
> > Can police really confiscate and destroy personal property that is leg
> > in your home state, but happens to be regulated in a state that you are
> > passing through? I would think that would be a violation of Federal
> > Interstate Commerce regulations.
> > Can any of you legal experts shed some more light on that?
> First, yes, radar detectors ARE illegal in VA. Second, if you are caught
> USING one in VA, the police would be within their rights to confiscate
> I'm not sure of the exact scope of the VA law, but if I was travelling
I *think* it's a "secondary" -- i.e., can't be used as THE reason they
pulled you over, but once they pull you over for any other reason, they can
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City