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Radar Detectors for Vancouver and British Columbia

Legal to use

In British Columbia, it is completely LEGAL to use a radar laser detector.

Understanding BC Police Radar and Laser Technologies

It is important to understand what the police in BC are using. In the Greater Vancouver Region and BC Lower Mainland, you will find 90% of speed traps using handheld Laser Guns.

This means having just a radar or laser detector will not help you much at all. LIDAR, known as laser guns, can only be defeated with Laser Defense, known as Laser Blocker or Jammer.

Radar Detector vs. Laser Jammer in BC?

If you spend most of your commute through cities in BC, a Laser Jammer will be so much more useful than a Radar Detector. Note that with only laser detection on a radar detector, it provides zero protection because you won't have time to react to the quick speed acquisition on a police laser gun.

See AL Priority laser defense

When you're on highways (Sea-to-Sky, Hwy 1, interior BC, etc), you have good chance of running into both radar and laser. A radar detector will be very useful.

See below for a list of recommended radar detectors for BC driving, or consider a radar + laser protection package.