Many years back I bought a top of the line radar detector for the DW's very beatable 442.Why would anyone want one?
Yep, it's fairly simple math; drive 20 or 30% faster, get there 20 or 30% quicker. At least I also thought it was that simple.but seriously slowmover how do you not get that at 80 mph on a 60 mile vs 60 knocks 15 mins off. that's quit a bit a time. so at 300 miles you are knocking off an hour and 15 mins. that's a crazy amount of time. and 55 is common speed limit everywhere here beside interstates or parkways. 65 mph a lot of them. just saying.
To me its more about the 'sport' of driving like a complete idiot than it is about getting there faster.Yep, it's fairly simple math; drive 20 or 30% faster, get there 20 or 30% quicker. At least I also thought it was that simple.
I don't have time to burn, but I do have fuel which can be burnt.
escort has some models with directional arrows at this point as wellHaving the ability to know where the signal is coming from, like with a Valentine One, is very valuable, I think.
No point in slowing down if the signal is from the rear and still far away. Instead, I speed up even more, to a point. If the signal is still keeps getting stronger, and I may end up being in sight, down to the speed limit I go.
But usually the cop finds someone else before catching up to me.
Agreed!Good point. The saved timed is a nice bonus.
No, that Veil crap has been proven to be snake oil and it will ruin your headlight and paint - and it is used for LASER not radar. Radar jammers are illegal and a federal crime if you're caught, and you need a radar licence to operate even if you had one (which no known citizen has). Also, a radar jammer would require a lot of R&D as there are a lot of frequencies to cover and a lot of power to use on your electrical system.Agreed!
Another item that might help the Radar Detector users is that they also sell special radar absorbing paint that can be applied to key areas on the front of a vehicle to absorb (not reflect) the gun's signal.
The link---> Veil G5 Anti-Laser Stealth Coating - Now Shipping Version G5.5!
If all else fails... Radar jammers are also available. I'm guessing that they are very expensive but hey... so are speeding tickets. :confused013:
I would argue that an alert driver also works very well - especially when accompanied by a good radar detector.The ONLY thing that works against radar is a detector.
The ONLY thing that works against laser is parking sensor lidar emitters.
The ONLY thing to work against both is to slow down.
Solid copy on that brother !do like me and work here Kentucky State Police: Home Page of the Kentucky State Police best radar detector ive ever had lol
You bring up some good points for sure. Whether you speed or not, a good radar detector gives you situational awareness. Getting a radar signal could give you foresight that traffic will be slowing down ahead (as it usually does when the cops are out). I'll admit, I like to do 15-20km/h above the speed limit on highways, and I don't like being caught up in traffic. When I go to Edmonton (300km away) I'll actually take a longer route to avoid traffic and get on the four lane sooner. The extra 1/2 hour travel time is well spent for me to avoid the frustration of slow traffic on the short route (I'm thinking the short route is like the short bus, for those whom are a little slower in society).
Your driving discipline sounds excellent, I need to work on mine.
but seriously slowmover how do you not get that at 80 mph on a 60 mile vs 60 knocks 15 mins off. that's quit a bit a time. so at 300 miles you are knocking off an hour and 15 mins. that's a crazy amount of time. and 55 is common speed limit everywhere here beside interstates or parkways. 65 mph a lot of them. just saying.
Unless you're a perfect driver, we can all use some work on our driving discipline. And no, having never had an accident does NOT mean you're a good driver. I've been assessed my driving habits as a work requirement to drive company vehicles. I scored a mere 6/10 because I have work to do. Such things as slowing down BEFORE the speed limit sign drops the speed, speeding up AFTER the speed limit sign has increased the speed limit. I'm a decent driver, but I can always improve.Possibly the best post in the thread.
Regarding your closing sentence, not sure if I should wish you luck or not. Been driving for 43 years now (no CDL or anything like that), and in the right vehicle, driving fast is just pure adrenaline.
Ultimately, age (if something else doesn't beat it to the punch) will catch up with us all, including me, but I don't see that happening any time soon.
When towing with my Dodge, however, I do typically drive at a slower velocity. There is one law that I also choose to follow that I see in most states, that I feel is a big safety item and significantly more important that the speed limit, the "slower traffic keep right" one. Just because I can't move fast doesn't mean that those who can, shouldn't "make the kessel run in under 12 parsec's", or how ever the quote goes.
LMFAO!!(Radar detector does no such thing. Please. I first used one in 1975).
I recommended testing several times, didn’t I.
I’m a professional driver. It’s that old, “I’ve forgotten more than you’ll ever know” thing.
For the second time: Traffic volume determines the average mph. Spacing of your vehicle is paramount, thus it is the control.
On a trip under 300-miles, you won’t save beans.
Driving like the Third Worlders is the answer? Are you EVER within 200’ of other vehicles? What do you do to increase that space?
Or, WHAT ARE YOU GETTING PAID TO RISK IT?
Ya’ll are rationalizing bad behavior that not only doesn’t pay, you’re spending for nothing in return EXCEPT the consequences of high risk behavior.
Make no mistake I’m glad no member of my family rides those so witless.
And, Gunny, no, drive this way and you’re not ever a guy I’d trust with a firearm.
The two things are the same.