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Are the radar frequencies in Europe the same as in the US? I will be in the US next week and I was thinking about buying a radar detector there and bringing it back, assuming it would be useful. I searched around but couldn't find any definitive answer about whether the frequencies are the same.

A detector is illegal where I live, but I have a US driver's license (and IDP) so I can probably talk my way out of a ticket for a radar detector, especially if I talk only in English.
 

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It would be useful, but stay with the top of the range radar detectors of the established brands - eg beltronics, as the cheaper ones are virtually worthless as by the time they detect the radar & sing out, you won't have any time to react (slow down).

Also the upper range models don't false as much - you don't want the detector alarming everytime you pass a service station, garage door or shopping centre.
 
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