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Radar detectors detect when the cops radar is going off in the area, its the Lazer that tells you when your hooped unless your lucky enough to be doing the speed limit at the time. there is no warning for a Lazer. and to confirm what someone said about unless your dead alone on a road then youve usually got some time to break before hes got your vehicle locked in. I have a highway and a city setting on mine and the highway will pick up radar for up to 2 or 3 miles away, but even with my radar detector on ive always got my eyes peeled for 5-0. I wouldnt just throw it on your dash and hope for it to go off when a cop is around, you should also keep an eye out and use the radar detector as a back up plan. But i have a Belltronics 995 which was one of the best one on the market a year or 2 ago and i paid around 700 bucks canadian it was also on sale. personally i would recommend belltronics if your gonna buy any radar detector.
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Radar detectors are ILLEGAL in Virginia.

get caught using one and expect a $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ticket
75$ fine
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ive never gotta ticket in the 4 yrs ive been driving. knock on wood. im a delivery driver now and if you get a ticket you get fired so im ALWAYS on the lookout for cops. but im somewhat interested in a radar detector as well since christmas is coming up and i need to give the family some ideas. how does the cops radar work? i usually just see them parked under overpasses or hiddin somewhere w/ either the gun out the window or just sitting there. what kinda radar are the using doing both of those and can the radar while theyre moving?
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and jeff urban, can you shoot me a pm on how it all works? thanks
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anti-radar paint and a jammer ;-)
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My Detector detects and blocks Lidar
how is that so? laser/radar jammers are illegal
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how is that so? laser/radar jammers are illegal
among alot of other things, but you can still get em if you want it bad enough...
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youll never get caught with a jammer tho unless you make it obvious looking. you arent supposed to let it just jam cops lasers always, you leave it on all the time and then when you get a laser shot at you it makes a loud beeping noise. then you slow down real quick to the speed limit and turn the jammer off, that way the cop sees on his gun that you arent speeding because you no longer are.
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Radar detector's aren't much help if the officer is utilizing quick trigger or instant-on. By the time a radar detector goes off it's too late.
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I have a Whistler XTR-690 that I got thru my job for 40% off. It worked pretty good, but I think the heat got to it, as the display is dim on one end, and sometimes it goes off even when I have the volume on silent, so I took it down.
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I use to depend on my radar detector. I have just a plain Cobra, cost me about $80. It has laser, emergency warning and the rest or the norms. It is hardwired into my fuesebox. I have gotten 2 tickets, the officers were hidden sitting on 2 lane roads. I drive up an down I-95, 26 & 20. I never pay any attention to my radar detector anymore. I don't do anymore than 10 over the speed limit on the interstate. It tells me they are there and they do not move. I won't go any faster. Most of the local oficers around town have told me they wont mess with 10 miles over unless you are attracting attention to yourself. I stick with the speed limit in town and 5 miles over on 2 lane country roads. My wallet has felt the hurt. No radar detector will can guarantee you will never get a ticket.
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even if you had a jammer and the cop radars/lazers hes gonna see your front end drop and assume somethings up and could pull you over regardless because cops arent stupid.
Cops have 2 radars one in the front and one in the back, usually you get your lazy cop that just leaves it on and those are the easiest ones to find, but sometimes you get the "trying to make the monthly quota cop" whos sitting in the ditch off the road or at the top of a hill radaring people with his hand held gun and those are the ones you gotta keep your eyes peeled for.
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motorcycle cops that radar suck dick as well. lol
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okay, what you do is paint your truck with RAM (radar absorbent material)

and buy a V1... well, those were top of the line several years ago, my dad has one. picks up on several kinds of radar and lets you know when youve been tagged with a lazer so you can start the math for how many points youre gonna get on your license lol. he has a bmw bike and a porsche that he runs pretty hard every now and then, no ticket yet.

above all though, a radar detector wont replace you actually THINKING and keeping an eye out. people know where cops hide or are likely to be, just pay attention. and chances are, if you see an 18 wheeler that was doing ilke 10 over slow way up its because someone on his CB told him there were cops around... its the details that save you, the detector is just a 2nd line of defense
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Radar detector's aren't much help if the officer is utilizing quick trigger or instant-on. By the time a radar detector goes off it's too late.
This is why you always drive with a rabbit, a car ahead of you that is going your speed. Then the cop will instant on the car ahead which will give you enough time to slow down. If I had to recommend a radar detector I would say the escort 9500.
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I've had good results from my Passport
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Cobra XRS 9545

I got it a couple months ago from a Best Buy in Carolina
Cobras are made for door stops, it set off other radar detectors.

The best radar detector to get is valentine 1 or Escort...
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Cobras are made for door stops, it set off other radar detectors.

The best radar detector to get is valentine 1 or Escort...
Yea cobras are completely worthless.
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forgot i had these...




first one is mine, second one is my roommate... first vid is like 3 years old and then the second is about 4 and both these detectors are still solid
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Heres one of me detecting a speed sign.
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actually radar detectors are kinda useless now due to the invention of lidar... with lidar they got you even before you know it... if you want a good radar detector, you are gonna pony up some serious cash, and go for a valentine V1
yup ... especially in california .... 5 to 10 over is all i do these days and i have an older cobra

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Is it true that when you put a radar detector high on your windshield, the range is reduced if it has to pass through your tint strip?
read the instruction manual

anyways i second the rabbit comment ... as long as someones going quicker than you you are usually good
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yep, i always match speed with a guy, then let him get about 1/2 a mile ahead of me and reset cruise to his speed.
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do those signs take pics so you get a ticket? ive always wondered that about the speed sign trailers they use too. i never understood the purpose of them if they didnt take pics to give you tickets
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Ever thought about slowing down?

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do those signs take pics so you get a ticket? ive always wondered that about the speed sign trailers they use too. i never understood the purpose of them if they didnt take pics to give you tickets
At least in MN they do not take pictures. There just there to remind you to slow down I guess.
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