Monday, Oct. 25, 2010


The oil crisis of 1973 led to the reduction of the national speed limit in the U.S., and thus was born the first radar detector, the Fuzzbuster. Built by Dale Smith, the Fuzzbuster detected the X-band frequency used by law enforcement to detect traffic speed. An inherent issue with radar detectors, even today, is that they detect the same frequency as things like automatic door openers, triggering false alarms.