I'll be leaving for the Loonie rally in Trenton ON next week and would like to have my radar detector along for the US portion of my trip. I know that they are illegal in Canada, and I have no problem with removing it and stashing it in a bag or pannier while driving there. I've seen that they can confiscate them if they find them. Does anyone have any real-world experience with this?? Do they really search? And would they confiscate one kept in a pannier and not being used?
I plan on returning through upstate NY then meandering unpredictably for a few days. I'd rather leave it at home than lose it, but I'd like to have it for use where it's legal.
...and please, I'm not in need of a lecture about speeding, etc...I'll admit right now that I do like to twist the throttle from time to time. There are other threads where this already being debated.