Why Radar Detectors Are More Annoying Than Useful

In many places the use of radar detectors is illegal and therefore you are not allowed to use them. However, even if they were legal everywhere there is a very good reason why you probably wouldn’t want to use one anyway. That reason is: false alarms!

It’s true. There are so many things on the road nowadays, and specifically in cars and perhaps even YOUR car, that would cause a radar detector to beep and chirp and give a false alarm. Among the technological wonders that can set off a radar detector are parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control and lane keep assist. All of those can and most likely will set off a false alert. Given how many new cars are on the road, it goes from being an annoyance to sounding like you are driving in a video game from the eighties!

Whatever your drive, don’t speed and don’t forget to keep your car up to speed by having Handy’s Service Center check its safety features and tires. Come in for a checkup and stay safe on the road. If you live in Essex, Burlington, South Burlington, Colchester, Winooski, Williston, Shelburne and anywhere in the State of Vermont be sure to contact Handy‚Äôs Service Center for all your auto repair needs!