Living: Foiling the Fuzz

CB's "good buddies" are sure learnin' fast how to outfox Smokey the Bear. The sophisticated way to beat speeding tickets is to use a miniaturized radar-emission detector. Mounted on a dashboard, it flashes a light and then sounds a high-pitched beep when the vehicle approaches a radar trap. "This is the fastest-growing area of consumer electronics," says Cy Robinson of a Richardson, Texas, firm called Autotronics that sells "Snoopers" ($89.95) and "Super Snoopers" ($149.95). Super Snooper claims to be able to sniff out "over-the-hill and around-the-corner detection."

Leader in the field is Electrolert...

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