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Police Speed Enforcement Tactics in Texas

TexasUnderstanding the speed enforcement tactics and equipment used in Texas can save you from getting an expensive speeding ticket!

Texas Radar Detector and Laser Jammer Laws

Radar detectors
are legal in passenger cars in the state of Texas, however laser jammers are not.

Points of Interest

  • A nonresident can apply for a concealed handgun license, if licensed in his/her home state, home state's licensing requirements are as rigorous as Texas, and home state allows a person with a Texas license to apply for a license.
  • Member of non-resident compact.

Phone/Texting Laws

  • Texting ban law when child younger then 17 is passenger.
  • No bans on handheld cell phones while driving unless driving in school zone.

Aircraft Enforcement

Texas does have a variety of aircraft they can utilize for traffic enforcement including seven Cessna fixed wing and an Aero Commander.


Police do speed enforcement using both rear and forward facing pacing.

Red Light and/or Photo Radar Enforcement


Police Radar Enforcement

State procurement records over the past 5-years indicate that the following police radar guns are used by both state and local police agencies.

  • Applied Concepts Stalker Basic K-band
  • Applied Concepts Stalker DSR Ka-band
  • Applied Concepts Stalker DSR 2X Ka-band
  • Applied Concepts Stalker MDR Ka-band
  • Applied Concepts Stalker Patrol K-band
  • Applied Concepts Stalker II SDR Ka-band
  • Applied Concepts Stalker SL K-band
  • Applied Concepts Stalker SL Ka-band
  • Kustom Signals Eagle II K-band
  • Kustom Signals Eagle II Ka-band
  • Kustom Signals Falcon HR K-band
  • Kustom Signals Talon II
  • Kustom Signals Talon Directional
  • Kustom Signals Raptor RP-1 K-band
  • Kustom Signals Raptor RP-1 Ka-band
  • MPH Industries Bee III POP Radar K-band
  • MPH Industries Bee III POP Radar Ka-band

Police Laser Enforcement

State procurement records over the past 5-years indicate that the following police lidar guns are used by both state and local police agencies.

  • Stalker Lidar XS
  • Stalker Lidar XLR
  • Laser Atlanta Speed Laser B
  • Kustom Signals Pro Laser III
  • Kustom Signals ProLite
  • Kustom Signals Ultralyte
  • Kustom Signals Ultralyte LRB
  • Laser Atlanta Speed Laser
  • Laser Atlanta Speed Laser Model S
  • Laser Atlanta Speed Laser Model R
  • LTI 20/20 TruSpeed
  • LTI 20/20 TruSpeed S
  • LTI 20/20 Ultralyte 100LR
  • LTI 20/20 Ultralyte 200LR
  • LTI 20/20 Ultralyte LR B


Police do not utilize VASCAR speed timing equipment.

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Return Policy

Dash Mounted Radar Detectors, Accessories, Mounting Systems: These products come with our 30-day money back guarantee provided that they are returned in resalable condition. This requires that all parts, accessories, warranty cards and packaging are returned.

Installed Products: Any radar detector/laser jammer product that requires installation is exempt from our 30-day return policy if the product is removed from the packaging and/or if the buyer installs and/or attempts to install the product on a vehicle it becomes a nonreturnable product.

This exception includes all laser jammers, installed radar detectors, and the Veil Stealth Coating.