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Re: 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 (email@example.com)
- '87 VW Quantum Syncro
- '93 Volvo 850 GLT