Radar detectors are devices that can be easily installed in a vehicle to inform the driver of a speed trap so that he or she can avoid getting a ticket. Radar detectors are actually illegal in a few states; however, the state of New Jersey allows their use (as long as it is not a radar jammer, which is illegal in all states). New Jersey uses what is known as the X band radar frequency for its speed traps, so whatever detector you have must be able to detect that frequency in order to “see” those traps.
You should note, though, that the X band is the most prone to false alarms, and because a majority of areas in the US dropped the use of the X band long ago (except for New Jersey), many devices won’t track that particular signal. If you have additional questions regarding the legality of radar detectors, you may wish to contact a knowledgeable New Jersey traffic ticket attorney for more information.
In general, radar detectors use a superheterodyne receiver to identify the electromagnetic emissions from radar guns and put out an alarm that lets the driver know when a transmission is detected. But as noted above, numerous false alarms can occur due to a large number of devices, such as the automatic door openers that are typically found at supermarkets that operate within the same portion of the electromagnetic spectrum as the radar guns that are being used by police officers. If you need a dedicated and knowledgeable New Jersey traffic Lawyer, please call Dan Matrafajlo for a free consultation.