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At least in MN they do not take pictures. There just there to remind you to slow down I guess.
x2 ... due to those damn things i found out the lawnmower i sometimes drive has a fullspeed of 18 mph ... my favorite thing to do is run the red light cameras on it early in the morning ... no lic plates FTW
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x2 ... due to those damn things i found out the lawnmower i sometimes drive has a fullspeed of 18 mph ... my favorite thing to do is run the red light cameras on it early in the morning ... no lic plates FTW
Haha that would be pretty funny to see. I was going to run past it and see how fast I could get.
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Say what you want about radar detectors and about cops sucking dick (kymudder08) but I am a cop and I'm telling you, radar detectors are not effective.

How does that saying go? A picture speaks a thousand words?
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(kymudder08) my uncle is a cop also, you shouldent have anything against cops, just quit getting in trouble man.
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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.
Nice concept but I have a rebuttle. Most cops aren't dumb asses. I know...hard to believe right? Actually in Michigan, a college education is now a must for all LEO coming into the field.
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Nice concept but I have a rebuttle. Most cops aren't dumb asses. I know...hard to believe right? Actually in Michigan, a college education is now a must for all LEO coming into the field.
what is your rebuttle? you cant pull someone over (in ohio at least) if it shows up blank. yes a front end dipping can be cause but if you slowly brake youre in the clear...




kind of old, but some of the companies that make lasers also have a share in laser jammer companies heh
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All you gotta do it foot off the gas and turn OD off and you slow down pretty fast but then again i really only do 10-15 over our crapy low speed limit of 55
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Also the other day i was doin 70 in a 55 and i look over and see a bike cop with a radar gun pointed right at me. then in my rear view i see a cop car then he gets over passes me and the bike cop waves... Man i was Lucky.
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(kymudder08) my uncle is a cop also, you shouldent have anything against cops, just quit getting in trouble man.
excuse me, but i dont remember saying anything about gettin in trouble all the time... ive been in trouble w/ the law once when i was 17. i regret it and took care of everything. ive NEVER had any traffic tickets. if i get a ticket now, i lose my job. simple as that. ive always had issues w/ cops bc most cops where i live are strait up *** holes even when your nice and cooperative w/ them. acting as if they are above the law and the **** bc they have the shiny little badge... not saying that about the other dude thats a cop on here bc idk you. but cops here ARE dicks
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but cops here ARE dicks
I blame that on KY and the average attitude and "God complex" that so many people here seem to have, lol.

I have only had one really bad experience with a cop in my life. After the fact, I found out that several other people I know had problems with the same officer on the same stretch of road. Many people knew of him. He was just a bitter *****, there are all people of that kind in the world though. I have been pulled over a few other times and I was very nice and professional and so were the officers, and I never received a ticket from them even when I was speeding (not excessively of course).
I haven't been pulled over once since I've been in Kentucky, and I almost never see anyone pulled over. Whether they are speeding excessively, swerving like they are intoxicated, running red lights and stop signs, driving recklessly, burnt/broken out lights, etc. Seems like you would have to give an officer the finger and run him off the road to get pulled over here.



Anyway, I use to use a radar detector all the time but I don't any more. I always put it at the top of my windshield (behind the blue tint) so it was out of site but in better view of radar/laser signals. It is pretty much useless to laser, since laser has to be pointed directly at you and they have your speed by the time it beeps, but it lets you know they see you and not to speed up at least.
I found it very useful for radar on the other hand. The great thing about radar is that it bounces all over, and if an officer is using radar is normally on constantly or enough to get a few beeps before you are in range. If you are cruising along through traffic and a cop is running the opposite direction with radar on, it will start beeping long before you are in range unless he has a pretty clear shot and you are the only car on the road.
I just used a cheap cobra detector from target or something. I just wanted a little heads up to know if there is a cop around when traveling two lane highways with slow moving obstacles (Oregon cops use to have theirs on all the time on the highway).
It served me well and kept me from passing people when an cop was patrolling nearby.
I don't use it any more because probably 90% of the cop cars that passed me here are not using their radar at all, and the other 10% that used it could care less if everyone was driving 15mph over the speed limit. I found it to just be annoying and I was the only one who slowed down, for no reason.
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yea. cops here in ky are mainly bad near the bigger cities like oboro, henderson, campbellsville, etc. i will warn you since you live in the the campbellsville area. on hwy 210 right ourside/above campbellsville, there seems to ALWAYS be a DOT officer and campbellsville/taylor county cop patrolling pretty heavily. and on I65 watch out for dodge magnums, i saw 2 or 3 radarin in between the north and southbound lanes where your can turn around. and in southern indiana (mainly around I64, hwy 41 on the far west of IN, and some hwys in between theres about 5 05+ mustang GTs that the stateboys drive. from what ive seen, theres a red, maroon, white, black, and grey ones. drivin all over for a livin kinna trains ya to be on the lookout for that kinna ****, especially when youll lose your job if you get a ticket...
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I don't drive that fast on the interstate. I mean the speed limit is 70 how freakin fast do you need to go? lol
I have seen undercover cars a lot around Louisville though you're right.
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excuse me, but i dont remember saying anything about gettin in trouble all the time... ive been in trouble w/ the law once when i was 17. i regret it and took care of everything. ive NEVER had any traffic tickets. if i get a ticket now, i lose my job. simple as that. ive always had issues w/ cops bc most cops where i live are strait up *** holes even when your nice and cooperative w/ them. acting as if they are above the law and the **** bc they have the shiny little badge... not saying that about the other dude thats a cop on here bc idk you. but cops here ARE dicks
Yeah, I don't post much on here. I spend alot of time on rangerpowersports. But I can assure you that I'm not a ***** cop. I'm a gear head just like anyone else on these forums. I just finished building a 5.0 ranger on airbags and I'm currently building a 460 based ranger. So to stereo type cops as jerks kinda strikes a nerve ya know? We aren't all dicks. There are some that paint a bad picture and those jerks are what people always remember when someone starts talking about cops.
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ive only been pulled over once. it was a new cop in town. luckily tho, the lieutenant stopped also, and he was like hey i know him, let him go, and i got a verbal warning.
i was doing 56 in a 35 at about 1 am in my mustang on my way home.

ive thought about getting a radar detector, but i just slow down now. getting the 1 verbal warning was enough. luckily i know most of the cops in my town tho.
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there are products like the escort that you install 3 sensors in your front bumper 2 in you back bumper and one on each side if you do get hit with a laser it send back an angel error too the gun and you get your 2-3 seconds too slow down. they come at a good price but if they fail and u get a ticket they pay you for it and i seem too remmber they give you the money for the detector back. but it sure isnt cheap its about 1800 and installs into your dash
https://www.escortradar.com/store/passport-9500ci.html
seems the new product is a bit diffrent but u can see its about the same too what i am talking about
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My dad has the Solo by Escort and this thing is the ****.

We were pheasant hunting this weekend and it went off. We didnt see a cop around but sure enough about 3 miles down the road there was a State Tropper.

Its nice because its got X band, K band, Ka band, Laser, etc...

I would recommend it.
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there's a website that will show you how to fight your ticket using math..."sine error". Like depending on where he was when he clocked you, the reading could be off. only good if you know you weren't speeding, and he writes you up for being close to the posted speed.
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there's a website that will show you how to fight your ticket using math..."sine error". Like depending on where he was when he clocked you, the reading could be off. only good if you know you weren't speeding, and he writes you up for being close to the posted speed.
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I've got an Escort Passport 8500 X50 in my B4000. In my Integra, I use the newer Escort Passport 9500i, which is essentially the same detector as the 8500 with added GPS functionality. I prefer the 8500 because it's just as sensitive but has a lot louder alert sound that gets my attention better. I've used them side-by-side and they both alert at the same exact time. The GPS is nice on the 9500i. With the GPS, you can lock out false alarms (automatic doors, etc.) but on the 8500, I lock out X-band so my false alarms are just about eliminated. You can get better deals on the 8500...

Escort is selling them on eBay refurbished for $200 right now and that's a great deal (I paid $400 for mine). I had a Valentine One two years ago and returned it. It has way too many false alarms and the directional arrows don't do a thing to help me. A lot of people love how it's so sensitive, but I can't stand a radar detector that goes off every time I pass Taco Bell. I don't think anyone will regret any of the high-end Escort products.
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letting someone become your rabbit isn't always effective. Speeding hardly saves time. unless you're travelling cross country or you're a little late and you want to get through a big town for rush hour times or lunch...it's not worth it. I've seen loads of cops in NC and VA that cruise about 20-30 over the speed limit just waiting to catch up to someone, or that's what I assume they're doing. Usually if they're going to a call they'll have the lights blaring. I think someone told me last time I was home in NC about a new "saying"...5 your fine, 10 your mine. thought that was clever.
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valitine v1 is the best out there that ive heard of but u might as well look into jammers and things of that such to protect from tickets or look at the radar detectors that claim they will pay your tickets if you get one
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the escort 9500ix looks pretty good. Motor Trend, most recent one with the mustang gt350 white/blue. it's in the middle of the article on the mustang. not that I run red lights and need to know which ones have cameras. ha
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