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Spectre Radar Detector Detector (RDD) Testing Results






Spectre RDD TestRadar detectors are illegal in all vehicles in Virginia, Washington DC, and on Military Bases. Radar Detectors are also illegal in all commercial vehicles weighing over 10,000 pounds.

To enforce these laws police use a device called the Spectre which is able to detect the presence of radar detectors.

A common tactic police also use is to install these Spectre RDD units at toll booths and weigh stations to detect the presence of radar detectors in a commercial vehicle.

Because of this our Spectre test was performed using a Spectre IV RDD at a distance of 20 feet or less from the vehicle with a radar detector turned on.


Spectre RDD Test


Radar Detector Brand/Mode Detected
Adaptiv TPX Yes
Beltronics STi Magnum No
Beltronics STiR Plus No
Cobra SPX 7800 Yes
Escort 8500x50 Yes
Escort Redline No
Escort Redline Segmented No
Passport Yes
Passport Max/Max2 Yes
Rocky Mountain Radar CR495 Yes
Radar Shield Ghost No*
Uniden LRD950 Yes
Stinger VIP No
Valentine One Yes
Valentine One Segmented Yes
Whistler CR85 Yes

* Even though the Radar Shield Ghost radar detector was stealth during this Spectre test that the detector failed to detect any police radar transmissions during our test






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