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Зарещено использование детекторов полицейских радаров.
46.2-1079. Radar detectors; demerit points not to be awarded.
A. It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a motor vehicle on the
highways of the Commonwealth when such vehicle is equipped with any device or
mechanism, passive or active, to detect or purposefully interfere with or
diminish the measurement capabilities of any radar, laser, or other device or
mechanism employed by law-enforcement personnel to measure the speed of motor
vehicles on the highways of the Commonwealth for law-enforcement purposes.
It shall be unlawful to use any such device or mechanism on any such motor
vehicle on the highways. It shall be unlawful to sell any such device or
mechanism in the Commonwealth. However, provisions of this section shall not
apply to any receiver of radio waves utilized for lawful purposes to receive
any signal from a frequency lawfully licensed by any state or federal agency.
This section shall not be construed to authorize the forfeiture to the
Commonwealth of any such device or mechanism. Any such device or mechanism
may be taken by the arresting officer if needed as evidence, and, when no
longer needed, shall be returned to the person charged with a violation of
this section, or at that person's request, and his expense, mailed to an
address specified by him. Any unclaimed devices may be destroyed on court
order after six months have elapsed from the final date for filing an appeal.
Except as provided in subsection B of this section, the presence of any such
prohibited device or mechanism in or on a motor vehicle on the highways of the
Commonwealth shall constitute prima facie evidence of the violation of this
section. The Commonwealth need not prove that the device or mechanism in
question was in an operative condition or being operated.
B. A person shall not be guilty of a violation of this section when the device
or mechanism in question, at the time of the alleged offense, had no power
source and was not readily accessible for use by the driver or any passenger
in the vehicle.
C. This section shall not apply to motor vehicles owned by the Commonwealth or
any political subdivision thereof and used by law-enforcement officers in their
official duties, nor to the sale of any such device or mechanism to
law-enforcement agencies for use in their official duties.
D. No demerit points shall be awarded by the Commissioner for violations of
this section. Any demerit points awarded by the Commissioner prior to July
1, 1992, for any violation of this section shall be rescinded and the driving
record of any person awarded demerit points for a violation of this section
shall be amended to reflect such rescission.
1962, c. 125, § 46.1-198.1; 1975, c. 108; 1976, c. 90; 1978, cc. 87, 91; 1981, c. 303; 1989, c. 727; 1992, c. 825; 1998, c. 300.