1. normanhawker's Avatar
    A police officer pulled me over recently because his equipment indicated that I had an illegal radar detector in my car. I didn't have a radar detector in my car at the time. In fact, I've never had one. After searching my car, the officer sent me on my way.

    At the time, I was using the Maps application from iOS 9 on my iPhone 6. Could this have been what the officer's equipment mistook for a radar detector?
    10-17-2015 12:20 PM
  2. bones467's Avatar
    I would guess it was possible to pick up your phone as its sending a receiving signals to run maps. Never heard of this before though. How close did you get to the officer?
    10-17-2015 01:18 PM
  3. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Hello! Very interesting but never heard of anything like this.

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    10-17-2015 01:23 PM
  4. dchandler's Avatar
    This is very interesting, I suppose it could register as some type of radar device since it is registering with radars and gps signals.

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    10-17-2015 01:26 PM
  5. kch50428's Avatar
    No...just no. GPS receivers stand alone or in a phone are just that...RECEIVERS. They don't emit signals... smh...

    And Radar Detectors don't emit signals either... There are devices out there that are radar jammers that can emit signals, and are illegal... the cop was likely fishing for a reason for a stop and made up the excuse.
    10-17-2015 01:48 PM
  6. pr1nce's Avatar
    I've never heard of this before.
    10-17-2015 01:48 PM
  7. normanhawker's Avatar
    Pretty close. He was pulled me over and searched the car.
    10-19-2015 06:52 PM
  8. neurodave's Avatar
    1. Impossible. Nothing in the phone emits a signal equivalent to a radar detector.

    2. In most states, they are legal devices anyway, so he can't pull you over just because you have one (Unless you live in D.C. and Virginia, where they are illegal)
    10-20-2015 10:08 AM
  9. knotsure's Avatar
    It must have been the burrito you were heating up in the microwave that was sitting in your front passenger seat😁
    10-20-2015 08:13 PM
  10. Alex Rodriguez Jr.'s Avatar
    Where was your phone? If you had it mounted on your windshield he probably saw it. I, personally, would've objected to the search.

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    10-20-2015 08:54 PM

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