The new traffic laws, which came into force on 1st September 2012, state:
"Preventing, disturbing and altering the results of traffic control is forbidden, excluding the usage of speed radar detecting devices."
Therefore, the usage of radar and laser detector devices is not forbidden. Radar- and Laser Detectors can detect the radars from a large distance (hundreds of meters), therefore we will be able to adjust the speed of our vehicle in time. These devices will be legal after the 1st of September as well, because they do not prevent or disturb the traffic control.
These detectors - no matter whether they are front or rear devices - can detect the signals (infrared light or radio-wave, used by speed radars), which are reflected from the back of the car ahead, therefore they can warn us that traffic control is in progress. The better the device's sensitivity, the greater the chance to detect the radar in time and adjust our speed!
For whom the detection of laser-based speedtraps is not enough and wish to have an active protection, we can recommend our Laser Jammer Devices as supplements to our Radar- and Laser Detectors.
The technology of police speed measurement can be categorized into 3 groups: the laser-based technology, the radar-based technology and other speed radars.
A The RADAR abbreviation stands for: RAdio Detection And Ranging. These devices use spherically spreading microwaves and locating technology to calculate the speed of the vehicle.
The signals of the ordinary radars can be detected, however they cannot be jammed. When these radars are in use, pictures are being taken from a relatively short distance (50‑60m). Luckily, radars can be detected with Radar Detectors, from a relatively large distance (from a few hundred meters).
It is important to know, that American or Asian radar detectors are calibrated to radars in those regions, therefore they may not include the frequencies used in the European region. For the best protection, we recommend using devices, which had been developed primarily for the European markets, especially the Radar Detectors of KIYO TECHNOLOGY.
The most often used laser radar brands in Hungary are: FÁMA, SCS and ARH. The most recent Hungarian model of laser radars is the ARH CAM-S1, which is in service from 26th March 2015. On Hungarian highways, the most common type is the stationary RAMET radar.
In the past, radar- and laser detectors placed in the windscreen seemed an obvious solution to avoid radars. However, the new ARH CAM-S1 radar operates from a shorter distance and in a narrower angle, therefore the signal does not reach the height of the windscreen, where the detector is located.
The detectors located in the windscreen are perfect for detecting the ordinary radars and the older-generation laser-based devices, but to defend ourselves against the latest laser radars (which operate from a shorter distance and in a narrower angle), we should supplement our defense with a Laser Detector or with a Laser Jammer that can be build into the frame of a license plate.