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Can a cell phone tower affect a policemans radar dectector

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Can a cell phone tower affect a policeman's radar dectector if it s located nearby? Thx
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: General
Expert:  JB Umphrey replied 4 years ago.
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Please clarify: was the officer using a radar detector or a laser gun?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
The citation said Radar
Expert:  JB Umphrey replied 4 years ago.
Thank you. No, the cell phone tower will not have any effect on the accuracy of the police officer's radar reading.

Understand, not all radar beams are the same. The police radar is measuring its specific beam that bounces off your car (that was emitted from its machine).

Some folks will report that their radar detector went off when they were by a cell phone tower. However, your radar detector is designed to sense may different types of radar waves that it may come into contact with. This is different than how the officer's radar is set up. The officer's radar only emits one kind of wave and is designed to only read one kind of wave on the bounce back.

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