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We're going around Lake Superior next weekend.Anyone know Canada's policy on radar detectors?or would I be better off leaving it at home?

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We're going around Lake Superior next weekend.Anyone know Canada's policy on radar detectors?or would I be better off leaving it at home?
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In Canada, the only three provinces that allow their use are Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan.

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That's going to require a pretty big detour to avoid Ontario.Thanks.

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Last weekend, while having some motorcycling fun in Vermont, I talked a lot to the proprietor of the inn - also an avid rider.

He told me that he was stopped by the patrol in Quebec - while having a detector in his car. The cops told him that he can retrieve it from the police station in about 2 month's time - or, he can destroy it on the spot.

He elected choice #2; the cops put the detector under his tire and told him to ride over it.

I go to Canada a lot, by car and bike. I always remove the detector on the border - no need to court trouble. Also, there are way fewer cops up there than here in the Northeast. If you are not going crazy in urban areas, the chances of being pulled over are low.

My experience is that the bastards trying to get you on an open, rural, inexplicably underposted road are very much native to our corner of the States. When coming back from Canada into NY or VT, I always expect a patrol hiding in the bushes within first dozen of miles - inevitably it is there and I yell into the intercom "Welcome to America!".

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Generally, on the main highways, they won't bother you for 10-15 kph over the limit. There are however still places where they hide when they know you will be speeding, (bottom of a hill, etc.) I recently received a ticket for 3kph over the limit. (I was actually doing 18 over, but the officer was a good guy, and my apology worked, so he knocked it down to save my demerit points and insurance rates.)

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Hello. Here in Ontario radar is a funny thing. just owning the stupid thing is illegal. What ever happened to our rights? Having it in the glove box at Customs they can take it away.(BS) I drive for a living and just stay at the posted limit. Even a 3/kph will go on my record. The dame CDL.
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Lessee - take a chance of a random search at the border? Nah. I leave it home.

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