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Having 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.
 

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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.
 

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Why would anyone want one?
Many years back I bought a top of the line radar detector for the DW's very beatable 442.

I must say it did help from getting speeding tickets because it alarmed so often that we became afraid to exceed 55 MPH, ever!
Needless to say, I junked that radar detector and simply went back to speeding when ever the hell I felt like it.
No problem. :confused013:

Fast forward several years...
Radar detectors have come a long way. They are now 'connected' and work hand-in-hand with a cell phone.
Since the Dear Wife still has has a tendency to roll 90 in a 65 with the rest of the rush-hour nuts I bought a top-of-the-line ($700 w/accessories) Escort last Christmas.

Long story short...
The 99 cent Escort iOS app has been a great help but the 700 dollar radar detector itself has pretty much been retired to useless closet-glitter. :coffee:

YRMV but here in the congested Northeast it's far more effective to simply say alert when driving like a mad-man than be distracted by a radar detector & cell phone flooding you with data that has very little to do with (not) getting an actual ticket.
Just saying,
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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.
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.
 

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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.
To me its more about the 'sport' of driving like a complete idiot than it is about getting there faster.

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It has been my experience that the State Troopers in my part of the Northeast (GSP & Rt. 95 Corridor) are VERY lenient when it comes to speeding.
Thank you x10 NJ Stateys. :hail:


Hammer down :thumbsup:
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^^^^^ Just keep a foot near the binders at 7A. Troopers by Great Adventure have no sense of humor.....
 

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Having 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.
escort has some models with directional arrows at this point as well
 

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Good point. The saved timed is a nice bonus.
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:
 

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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:
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.

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.
 

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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.
I would argue that an alert driver also works very well - especially when accompanied by a good radar detector.
 

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I would argue that an alert driver also works very well - especially when accompanied by a good radar detector.
Ahhh yes, situational awareness can save a person a lot of headaches both with the LEOs and not having driving shenanigans happen to them.
 

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Much Agreed

do like me and work here Kentucky State Police: Home Page of the Kentucky State Police best radar detector ive ever had lol
Solid copy on that brother !

Did 10 years up in a New England State - "On The Job" as we say up there.

I do have a Retiree Badge, however there are "Some" States where the damn troopers could care less if you're on the job. They've been known to even stroke tickets for family members from the same Troop too! IMHO - this is akin to shooting another Marine in the back and is something anyone wearing the badge truly needs to do a self check. NEVER did I write up another Cop! Even the y toolbags who use zero tact and hang their badges out the window even before I got up to the car! It's really not a "Get Outta Jail" Free Card and I believe using some common courtesy and tact works out in you're own benefit. Agree "Nekkidhillbilly?" :grin2:

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Mr. SlowMover:
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.

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.
 

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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.

(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.

TEST!

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.

Wow

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.
 

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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.
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.
 

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Stfu !

(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.

TEST!

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.

Wow

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.
LMFAO!!

You Slowmover, have absolutely no idea what my "High Risk Behavior" has consisted of in my lifetime - And it certainly has absolutely nothing in the world to do with the use of a friggin Radar Detector of all things. Your Screen Name clearly reflects your perception of reality. Your ridiculously inane comments, computation, and condescending opinion within this particular thread shall not bait me. Personally, I have zero interest whether you trust me with a firearm or not. (Censoring my own response) Nor does it have anything whatsoever to do with the speed of my vehicle - "Trust Me" - Unfortunately, I know the difference between the two!

Therefore, unless you've chewed the same dirt I have -, you should perhaps accept the majority and continue to remain outside of the passing lane "SlowMover."
 
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