From the article...
Yeah right . I just have to laugh when I read crap like this. Written by someone that clearly hasnt a clue either .Not only does it scramble a device, but it can damage a radar device," said the law's author, state Rep. Linda Harper Brown, R-Irving.
I thought this article was kind of funny myself.
"I think that radar jammers are an active effort to thwart the speed laws, and obviously they shouldn't be allowed because the speed laws are in place to safeguard the motoring public," said Gentry.
ROFL! On my commute there's a message board that often reads "Increased enforcement area, watch your speed". I'm always watching my speed, I know how far over I am at all times.i ALWAYS observe the speed limit!! that way i know how much i need to slow down when i get an alert.
Quick correction, it's the FDA that regulates LIDAR. I understand it was late!It would be a simple matter to to create another subsection where FCC [microwaves] is changed to EPA [light] and LIDAR jamming would be easily, and specifically, covered
It's always been a violation to break COP toys.
According to the OP in this thread (which I'm glad you found!!!) It's limited to a Class C misdemeanor, which means NO possible prison time, NO points on your license, and a maximum $500 fine. That's good to know! I'd rather risk a $500 jammer ticket than a $1000 speeding ticket. Especially if, as was mentioned, it's a "fix it" ticket, where you may fix it and only pay $10I guess no update as to what exactly happens to folks who still run LI in TX.