News Alberta driver learns that a radar detector is illegal on Ontario roads SHARE ON: Bob McIntyre, staff Monday, Apr. 26th, 2021 The ticket issued to an Alberta driver and the reason for it: a radar detector. (Timmins Police Service) An Alberta driver has been busted by Timmins Police for using a radar detector. He was pulled over in Porcupine on Monday for a traffic offence. The officer noticed the device that warns the driver when radar is being used to catch speeders. It’s illegal in Ontario, so it was seized in exchange for a $170.00 ticket.