While reading the V1 installation thread I noted that some proud Virginian BMW owners were looking to Valentine for assistance from traffic tickets. Evidently, it is illegal to have a radar detector there. However, it may worth risking that violation to avoid the fine for speeding (20 over the speed limit). A recent article details Virginia's new law. http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-06-29-Va-new-driving-laws_N.htm. Non-residents passing through Virginia are not subject to the $3000 penalty. (This did not seem to go with the V1 thread).