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(Studio) Report on growing number of Americans finding way to beat police radar on hwys.
REPORTER: Morton Dean
(Des Moines, Iowa) Report on motorists' use of Fuzzbuster and similar radar detection devices to escape police radar traps. [Fuzzbuster inventor Dale SMITH - cites reasons for denial that product is making energy crisis worse.] Police depts.' reaction to Fuzzbuster and important of radar to police work noted. [Iowa public safety commissioner Charles LARSON - notes state rarely loses cases involving radar detection and that 55 m.p.h. has been most effective approach to energy crisis. Says Fuzzbuster devices just don't help enforce it.] Failures to pass anti-radar detection device law in Iowa and 19 other states noted. [LARSON - describes jamming device he's come up with.] Device is called phantom radar and Larson's placing them all over state reported Truckers' use of Fuzzbuster devices described; cases of Charlie Mails and Mike Patterson noted. [PATTERSON - cites reasons for driving over 55 m.p.h.]
REPORTER: Betty Ann Bowser
- Bowser, Betty Ann;
- Dean, Morton
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