police-laserYour radar detector might actually be faulty, but there are a couple of more likely reasons why your radar detector didn’t go off when a police laser was pointed at your car.

  • The laser gun has to actually pass over the sensor on the radar detector before you’ll get any kind of warning.  They need to lock onto your car before you get a constant warning.
  • The officer was not focussing on your car but a car beside or behind instead, or traffic going the other way.
  • Your imported radar may not recognise the technology used in New Zealand police laser systems
  • It was your lucky day.

Incidentally, it only takes about 2 seconds for the police to get a lock on your speed.  Generally by the time you hear the alert and hit the brakes, your speed has been recorded.