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Radar Detector & Laser Jammer Facts, News, & Stories

Are Radar Detectors Illegal?

K40 gets this question every day. There is quite a bit of confusion regarding the legality of radar detectors. Our goal is to answer the most common misconceptions and allow you to drive with confidence.

Here are all the facts regarding who can use a radar detector and where:

Under federal law, the use of…Read more

Fuzzbuster, Snooper, K40… Oh My!

Let’s start at the beginning. In the early 1950’s, police began using a Doppler effect radar system to catch speeders. The very first band used was S-band (2.445 GHz). This device allowed police officers to detect a vehicle’s speed with relative accuracy without the driver’s knowledge. It was a revenue revolution.

The cat had been…Read more

Five Tips for a Fabulously Fun Road Trip

1.    Destination: The Journey IS the Reward 2.    Ride with A Road Warrior 3.    Choose the Road Less Traveled 4.    Pack the Miscellaneous and Unusual 5.    If You Plan for Lemons, You’ll Drink Lemonade

With winter behind us, and all the “cool cars” out of hibernation, driving season has finally arrived.

It’s our favorite time of year, and as…Read more

First Ride in the Porsche Taycan

Truth be told, it wasn’t us in either seat of the late 2019 availability Porsche Taycan (pronounced TIE CON). But supposedly, this is the first passenger ride video to surface showing how this EV (Porsche’s first production electric vehicle) handles.

We enjoyed watching 600HP delivered by an all-wheel twin motor drive drift around a secret…Read more

Save Time & Money Spring Cleaning Your Car

Larry Kosilla of AMMO NYC is a YouTube star (nearly 1 million channel subscribers) when it comes to vehicle cleaning and detailing. Some of his processes take an entire day and the cost of the equipment, tools, and cleaners is significant. So when he released a  step-by-step video on how to save time and money when Spring…Read more

10 Tips For Safe Spring Driving

Once the weather warms up and the dangers of ice and snow are a distant memory, if you’re like most drivers, you think you can drop your vigilance when it comes to road hazards. In reality, it seems Spring introduces a broad range of safety concerns.

A recent Carwise article highlighted 10 potential spring driving safety threats….Read more

UV Coated, Heated Windshields, and Portable Radar Detectors: What To Know

To increase passenger comfort, many vehicle manufacturers utilize UV coated windshields to reduce heat buildup in the vehicle cabin. Often referred to as Low-E glass, infrared-reflective, solar glass, or athermic windshields, UV coated windshields have an almost transparent layer of metal film in the glass.

For drivers without factory installed UV coated windshields, metallic window…Read more

Autonomous Vehicles and K40 Laser Defusers: What You Need To Know

We were recently asked by a K40 dealer if LIDAR (Light Detecting And Ranging) technology use in autonomous (self-driving) vehicles might cause our Laser Defuser™ laser jammer products to give false alerts.

K40 has not received a single report of vehicles with LIDAR-based autonomous capabilities causing a false alert or any performance issues with our Laser Defusers.

That said, we…Read more

Radar Detectors Make Safer Drivers

It seems like not a day goes by that you don’t read, hear about, or personally experience the relatively new driving scourge term known as “distracted driving” Based on a formal definition of the term:

“distracted driving is any activity that diverts attention from driving, including talking or texting on your phone, eating and drinking, talking to people…Read more

Where The Fastest Drivers Live

Is your city on the America’s Fastest Drivers list? Here’s the top 25 from fastest to slowest:

1. Wichita, KS

2. Omaha, NE

3. Boise, ID

4. Portland, OR

5. Richmond, VA

6. Columbia, SC

7. Salt Lake City, UT

8. Minneapolis, MN

9. Charleston, SC

10. Virginia Beach, VA

11. Greenville, SC

12. Charlotte,…Read more