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Geez, you Canadians are a tough breed.
Don Muirhead wrote:
> When you enter Canada from any US border crossing, a sign is clearly posted
> indicating that the use of radar detection devices is illegal in Canada.
> If you're a US citizen caught using such a device you are simply fined
> ($500.00 CDN is average). Canada & US have an agreement that enables
> either country to aggressively collect fines of $500.00 or more no matter
> where you live or what your citizenship is. Should the country of origin
> decide not to collect the fine, your name, vehicle license etc... is
> entered into the Customs & Immigration database - if you enter the country
> again, they may demand full restitution (including interest) or seize your
> vehicle once you have entered their respective domain.
> If you're a Canadian and caught, you are fined and charged under the
> various provincial traffic acts - this may include losing "x" number of
> demerit points from your license, having your license suspended and fines
> of up too $1,000.00 (depending upon the province), or both.
> We stopped the practice of flogging and imprisoning those caught having
> radar detectors (unless your name begins with "Martin") a few weeks back.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: harrison [SMTP:email@example.com]
> Sent: March 17, 1998 5:34 PM
> To: Martin Pajak
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: VG-2?
> Doesn't Canada send you to jail for this offense? I thought that I
> remembered reading that in Autoweek.
> Martin Pajak wrote:
> > > > What happens if a cop detects that you do have a radar? Maybe an old
> > > > one
> > > > without VG-2?
> > I was informed that Canadian police use a device similar to VG-2 but
> > different enough to detect some undetectable radar detectors!
> > This is why I have Bel 845 STi (a Canadian company).
> > Apparantly the STi stands for undetectable by any kind
> > of radar detector detectors. Bel other undetectable models, but they
> > do not have STi in their designation and the literature states
> > "undetectable by VG-2". Looks like ones made specifically for US
> > market.
> > Just a worning to all who enter Canada thinking they are safe with
> > their undetectable radar detectors.
> > Cheers
> > Martin Pajak
> > email@example.com
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