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Re[2]: Radar Jammers

>I know nothing of radar jammers, BUT...
>I read a story about the One Lap of America "Race" and it seemed the cars 
>which were the most successful at avoiding speeding tickets were the ones 
>with radar jammers.  This would lead me to believe that they work pretty 
     There are too many variables for this to be a conclusive indication of 
     the effectiveness of jammers.  To be absolutely sure, you need to run 
     identical cars with identical drivers under identical conditions with 
     the only difference being the presence of a jammer.  Obviously 
     impossible.  So we must rely on previous controlled tests, which have 
     shown the jammers to be ineffective.  It they don't work in the lab, 
     they certainly won't work in the field.
     It's likely that the people who bought jammers for the One-Lap also 
     spent the dough to buy the best detectors -- fully rounding out their 
     electronic countermeasure arsenal.  ("If we throw enough technology on 
     the dash, we're invincible!")  These people probably also make a habit 
     of driving fast, so they must be better at it by necessity.  They may 
     be more alert to potential hiding places, "unmarked" cars, etc.
     It's interesting that the magazine that reported this about the 
     One-Lap drivers is the same one that not too long ago reported that 
     jammers were basically useless.
     - Dave Dahl  (dad@roadnet.ups.com)
     - '87 VW Quantum Syncro
     - '93 Volvo 850 GLT