Concerned About Running Your Laser Jammer in Texas?

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Thanks for sharing your research. As more states institute (hope not mine) these laws it is nice to see how they work. Thanks again!
 

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Thought you guys might like to see this. Just found a news article on the ban:
New law targets the jamming of radar, laser guns

Full of a lot of crap as usual.
I thought this article was kind of funny myself.

And this was the funniest part of the article IMO>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
"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.
 

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My goodness that article is ridiculous. Thanks for the original post, Colby :D
 
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EDIT: from the article:
"The best way to do it is observe the speed limit."
:eek: i ALWAYS observe the speed limit!! that way i know how much i need to slow down when i get an alert. :mmmsmug:
 

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EDIT: from the article:

:eek: i ALWAYS observe the speed limit!! that way i know how much i need to slow down when i get an alert. :mmmsmug:
Well done :p
 

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Thinking of installing laser interceptor on my 250. Any suggestions? Live in Houston.
 

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:eek: i ALWAYS observe the speed limit!! that way i know how much i need to slow down when i get an alert. :mmmsmug:
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. :D
 

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This is such a great thread.

TX and VA are pretty much nailed. Is there any really specific information on SC and TN for instance?
 

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The idea that jamming LIDAR(or radar) would only fall under the jurisdiction of DMV, DOT, etc. rather misses the point.
As an abstract example; firing a handgun at another moving vehicle would result in additional charges not related to DMV statutes.

But to the point, in this case Texas
http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/PE/htm/PE.38.htm

Sec. 38.152. INTERFERENCE WITH RADIO FREQUENCY LICENSED TO GOVERNMENT ENTITY. (a) A person commits an offense if, without the effective consent of the law enforcement agency, fire department, or emergency medical services provider, the person intentionally interrupts, disrupts, impedes, jams, or otherwise interferes with a radio frequency that is licensed by the Federal Communications Commission to a government entity and is used by the law enforcement agency, fire department, or emergency medical services provider.
(b) An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor, except that the offense is a state jail felony if the actor committed the offense with the intent to:
(1) facilitate the commission of another offense;
[like SPEEDING!!] or
(2) interfere with the ability of a law enforcement agency, a fire department, or an emergency medical services provider to respond to an emergency.
(c) In this section:
(1) "Emergency" has the meaning assigned by Section 38.15.
(2) "Emergency medical services provider" has the meaning assigned by Section 773.003, Health and Safety Code.
(3) "Law enforcement agency" has the meaning assigned by Article 59.01, Code of Criminal Procedure.
(d) If conduct constituting an offense under this section also constitutes an offense under another section of this code, the actor may be prosecuted under either section or under both sections.


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. What's been lacking is a little creativity on the part of the prosecution

I could be more thorough but it's past midnight and I'm tired of weeding thru all this legaleze.
 

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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.
Quick correction, it's the FDA that regulates LIDAR. I understand it was late!
 

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I guess no update as to what exactly happens to folks who still run LI in TX.
 

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I guess no update as to what exactly happens to folks who still run LI in TX.
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 $10 :D
 
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