March, 2014

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Other Radar and LIDAR Countermeasures


Radar detectors and laser jammers are not the only countermeasures available to drivers to combat speed traps and other means revenue-generating schemes used by municipalities.  Mobile phone apps, such as Waze, and Laser Veil, which applies to your vehicle’s headlight lenses to absorb LIDAR, are very effective at defeating speed traps and providing drivers with an edge on the road.

For assistance with terminology used in some of these articles, please refer to our Glossary.


Passive Countermeasures

Police Scanners
A nice addition to having a radar and LIDAR detector is a police scanner. Unbeknownst to some people, police scanners can be interesting to use because they allow the user to listen to radio traffic from police and fire departments, emergency medical services, and park services. Although radar detectors are a necessity for detecting radar usage and providing ample warning, the … read more
Waze is a very popular, free smartphone app based on crowdsourcing that provides GPS navigation and real-time traffic information for drivers.  Originally developed in Israel in 2008, the app made its way to the USA where in 2013 Google purchased it.  This versatile app, for either iPhones or Android phones, has won numerous awards due to hard-to-beat user friendliness and wealth of features that allow users to see real-time traffic information on a map.  Some of the features that make this app fun to use is the personalization it offers … read more
Laser Veil
Laser Veil is a liquid coating that is commonly applied to vehicle headlight lenses and other highly reflective areas in the front of the vehicle in order to prevent the reflection of LIDAR transmissions.  The product was developed and patented in the United States in the year 2000 to counter the increasing trend of speed enforcement technologies using LIDAR.  As the product improved, it was reviewed by Motor Trend and … read more