Originally posted by Grunter
I've just spent an hour going through the road rules and Criminal Code relating to vehicles and I'm stuffed if I can find any reference to Radar detectors being illegal in vehicles or any mention at all.
You won't find it there. Criminal Code deals with criminal offences like theft, assault, murder etc. Road Rules are a national scheme adopted a couple of years ago by all the states for road traffic rules so that traffic laws are identical in each place.
Each state still makes it own laws about registration, vehicle standards, driver's licences, blood alcohol limits, etc, which is why radar detectors are legal in some places and not in others.
In Qld, radar detection devices are prohibited by Reg. 51 of Traffic Regulation 1962, which provides a maximum penalty of 20 penalty units for using, carrying in, or fitting to a motor vehicle. Penalty units are prescribed by the Penalty Units Act as $75 for theses offences. Police are also empowered to seize them. Go to
and go to Qld legislation for details.
Here's some more interesting legal rubbish. Under Section 8 of the Victorian Summary Offences Act it's illegal to drive a dog or goat harnessed to a vehicle through a public place and to slaughter or skin a beast on a public road. I sleep better at night for knowing I won't have to confront any more goats pulling carts down my street and that goats can't be killed or skinned there. I just wish they'd do something about the fvcking goats driving cars!