Caledon cops give driver $170 ticket for illegal radar detector

Published March 14, 2023 at 4:19 pm

Police in Caledon have given a $170 ticket to a driver for their “useless purchase” of an illegal radar detector.

The Ontario Provincial Police say officers in Caledon pulled over a driver for stunting in a Community Safety Zone on Monday (March 13). A photo of the traffic stop posted on Twitter shows a black SUV pulled over with the police officer’s radar equipment showing a speed of 95 kilometres per hour.

Police said the driver tried to hide a radar detector during the stop. Speed-measuring warning devices are illegal in Ontario, and police say the driver faces a $170 fine and three demerit points for having the detector.

“Just slow down – it’s safer and cheaper,” the OPP said on Twitter, calling the radar detector “a useless purchase.”

There are only a few provinces in Canada where radar detectors are legal – British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan.

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