I'm new, and intrigued by Roundel's colorful ads for radar detectors, and naturally I want to feel like a fighter pilot. But are these devices discussed in polite company? Like old-time ads for vibrators, they don't come out and say just for what they are to be used! What are my questions? Legality--I think they're legal in Calif., but not in some states. Morality--Aren't these like burglar's tools? Possessing them is akin to breaking the law. Safety--"Speed kills!" Sure, you and I may be safe at 95, but what about the drivers with whom we're sharing the road? They do something stupid and it's all over. Isn't it true that excessive speed is involved in most accidents, certainly fatal ones? Practicality--Here's where I'm asking for feedback: If a device saves me just one ticket, it's worth the price. But are they really effective? Might not it detect police radar at exactly the moment it detects me?! Also, Smokeys are often parked beside the freeway. If I'm speeding, he's going to see me at least as soon as I see him, and he doesn't need radar. On last weekend's trip I twice spotted cops parked on side roads beside the freeway. They didn't need any radar to see who's flying down the fast lane. Anyone want to tackle this?