Are Radar Detectors Legal?

If you live in Michigan, radar detectors are legal in non-commercial vehicles. If you live in another state, please check with your local laws before installing a radar detector in your car, truck or SUV.

Now that you know you can install a radar detector without immediately receiving a traffic ticket, which radar detector do you want to add to your vehicle? Do you want a Valentine 1, Beltronics laser detector or Escort Radar Detector:

  • How many radar bands to you want to check?
  • In-dash installed or windshield bracket
  • Mobile unit with battery power
  • With or without GPS
  • Radar, laser or both
  • How large a range to monitor

Our advice is to start by looking at the Escort 9500ix. It’s considered by many to be one of the best in the industry. Once you have seen what the best can do, buy it or work through the other available models until you find one that fits your needs and budget.

There is another classification of radar devices that are designed to cloak or block radar signals. These may not be legal, and you should check local laws before purchasing.

With a wide array of price points and options, choosing which radar detector is best can be difficult. Visit your local Auto One for an unbiased review of the best radar detectors.

Not all radar detector makes and models are available at all Auto One locations.