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Old 10-08-2013, 11:27 AM   #76
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I figure 1 thing for sure.... If a LEO catches you speeding with one ON you will get a ticket for sure. Looks like you planned to be speeding IMO
not true, I've been stopped plenty of times and received warning with detector beeping away

has detector saved me from tickets, probably not, but it has probably saved me the inconvenience of getting stopped
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Old 10-08-2013, 05:20 PM   #77
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ABSOLUTELY........I always buy Corpsmen drinks when I know they are "Docs".

As a traffic cop in the 70s, I never cited a serviceman who was sober with a good attitude! Back in those days I could call their Sgt Maj. or Master Chief if they had too much to drink....don't think that happens much anymore....too bad!

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Old 10-08-2013, 06:21 PM   #78
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I put an Adaptive TPX w/s.s. mount. Seems like a well built unit. Very loud alarm and bright flashing LED visual alert. Going to make a 300 mile trip next Tuesday, hope I get a chance to see it in action...
Made that trip today, ran the Interstate, 80mph both ways, no radar detected. Funny thing is, everybody else was running 80 and 80+! Don't suppose it would have made much difference whether I had a detector or not in that kind of situation. I mainly bought it for state and secondary roads, only time will tell...
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Old 10-08-2013, 06:30 PM   #79
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Old 10-08-2013, 09:38 PM   #80
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Thanks for the links! I will be getting some for the bike.
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:34 AM   #81
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I am a professional speeder...at least that is what a nice police officer called me once...no ticket that day.

Radar detectors work, just don't buy junk.
Valentine1 gets my vote

Think of them as a technological tool to get you down the road a bit more safely. They protect your wallet from unscrupulous revenue collectors who sometimes bend the facts.

I got stopped in a very small town in western NY one fine sunday afternoon and the very mean officer tried to tell me he clocked me at 44mph in a 30 on radar...until he saw the radar detector... then in a very condescending manner he asked me "WHAT'S THAT!"? When I told him it was the honesty detector, he handed me my paperwork and walked away in a huff...
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Old 10-10-2013, 06:21 AM   #82
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Radar detectors, Ha! kinda long winded...

In my previous line of work i drove 1 ton dually trucks all over TX, OK, KS, CO, LA, MS, AL. Back when speed limit was 55, Almost always had some type of cheepo detector in the cab.
In my home state of Texas, back around 87-88 (cant remember and dont care to check), Texas passed a seat belt law. 1 ton trucks were exempt from the law. I was pulled over during a seat belt check stop in a town south of Lubbock. The cop wrote me a ticket for no seat belt. Asked me to sign the ticket and i said "No. 1 ton trucks are exempt". He got flustered and said "we gonna go downtown", I told him "lead the way".
Judge shows up after his mid day siesta and asks what is going on. I told him 1 ton trucks are exempt from seat belt law and i shouldn't be recieving a ticket; and the arresting officer sez "tell the judge about that radar detector on your dash..." Ah Hah, now i know why the cop is so pissy. I look at the cop and tell him this aint about the detector. Anyway, Judge has the cops back and tells me the fine is forty dollars! or a night in jail. It was thursday this would ruin my weekend and i would loose a couple of days of making money. So I pay the fine.
That weekend back at P3 in wichita falls, i see a couple of highway troopers. I ask them about 1 ton trucks being exempt from seat belt law. They concur that yes 1 ton trucks are exempt. I write a letter to the judge explaining the conversation, and a couple of weeks later i receive my fine back.
The judge was not going to let the cop loose face in court. Good for him, bad for the people of that town with a hard headed cop on patrol.

Radar detectors have sucked since the police started using lasers with on/off devices. Too easy to get popped... Now that the speed limit is damn near 70 every where, which means one can travel 75, dont see a need for detectors...

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Old 10-11-2013, 08:22 PM   #83
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I had a spare Escort so I mounted it on my '11 GSA right below my GPS. I then connected the detector to an LED though the audio port on the detector. I then mounted the LED on top of the 7 inch GPS at eye level. It works great except when the engine is under a load and the RPM is above 5K. Then the light comes on and the detector goes off which is just about the load and RPM's when I want to scoot around a car to pass. That tends to put me a bad place. Seems like some interference or noise. Anyone else have this problem? This probably isn't the place to lecture me on radar detectors, speeding or the beauty of the torque curve of my GSA.
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:38 PM   #84
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I am a professional speeder...at least that is what a nice police officer called me once...no ticket that day.

Radar detectors work, just don't buy junk.
Valentine1 gets my vote

Think of them as a technological tool to get you down the road a bit more safely. They protect your wallet from unscrupulous revenue collectors who sometimes bend the facts.

I got stopped in a very small town in western NY one fine sunday afternoon and the very mean officer tried to tell me he clocked me at 44mph in a 30 on radar...until he saw the radar detector... then in a very condescending manner he asked me "WHAT'S THAT!"? When I told him it was the honesty detector, he handed me my paperwork and walked away in a huff...
hahahahaha. You are a special kind of retarded aren't you?

First you say
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I am a professional speeder.
Then follow up with...
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They protect your wallet from unscrupulous revenue collectors who sometimes bend the facts.
So, uh, the police are "unscrupulous revenue collectors bending the facts" because they are doing their JOBS?

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I got stopped in a very small town in western NY one fine sunday afternoon and the very mean officer tried to tell me he clocked me at 44mph in a 30 on radar...until he saw the radar detector... then in a very condescending manner he asked me "WHAT'S THAT!"? When I told him it was the honesty detector, he handed me my paperwork and walked away in a huff...
Again, you admit you are a "professional speeder" and then you got stopped and ticketed by the police for speeding and you say how the "honest detector" did a great job?


You sir, are sticking it to the man and deserve a beer! You go with your bad self.
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:45 PM   #85
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You sir, are sticking it to the man and deserve a beer! You go with your bad self.
I think the point of that story was that the cop who claimed to have clocked him at 44 on radar didn't.
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Old 10-11-2013, 10:02 PM   #86
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I think the point of that story was that the cop who claimed to have clocked him at 44 on radar didn't.
Except he still got a ticket, and he claims he's a "professional speeder." It wasn't spelled out, but it sounds to me like he probably was speeding. Further, I don't know many cops who would lie about the speed any vehicle was going. It just doesn't make sense. There are no bonuses or anything for tickets or for highest speeds caught. If he was speeding, he was speeding. Most cops would then give you a break on the ticket and only write 5 over or something though, unless you were so smart to tell the "mean officer" it's an "honesty detector." Incidently, that doesn't even make any sense either. A GPS would be a far better "honesty detector" as at least you then have an idea of your true speed versus something beeping / flashing at you saying there is a radar in the area.
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Old 10-11-2013, 11:36 PM   #87
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Except he still got a ticket, and he claims he's a "professional speeder." It wasn't spelled out, but it sounds to me like he probably was speeding. Further, I don't know many cops who would lie about the speed any vehicle was going. It just doesn't make sense. There are no bonuses or anything for tickets or for highest speeds caught. If he was speeding, he was speeding. Most cops would then give you a break on the ticket and only write 5 over or something though, unless you were so smart to tell the "mean officer" it's an "honesty detector." Incidently, that doesn't even make any sense either. A GPS would be a far better "honesty detector" as at least you then have an idea of your true speed versus something beeping / flashing at you saying there is a radar in the area.
I didn't read it that way. I took " handed me my paperwork" as returned my DL and registration, not gave me my ticket. I could be wrong, perhaps Advntr will check back in and clarify.

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I didn't read it that way. I took " handed me my paperwork" as returned my DL and registration, not gave me my ticket. I could be wrong, perhaps Advntr will check back in and clarify.

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It doesn't really matter either way. I just found the whole exchange funny is all. You are right though so I probably misread it the first time. Then again, regardless of the detector, it wouldn't have somehow protected him from a ticket. If he didn't get a ticket, it wasn't because the cop realized he was caught Super Honesty Detecting Man and his trusty electronic companion. It was because he didn't give a shit enough to actually write the ticket. He gave a break. He was probably looking for more, which is often the case in any traffic stop, than just a very minor civil infraction.

Fact is most likely we all speed. I don't much care how much faith people put in radar detectors, but the cops are doing a job. That's all. There is no conspiracy. They aren't out there lieing about speeders in some feeble attempt to save the world. They aren't out to get you. They are doing a part of their job, that they don't exactly enjoy themselves. If you speed, no secret cloak of radar blocker will save you in every situation. Win some, lose some.
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Old 10-12-2013, 05:36 AM   #89
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I am checking out after this.

A professional speeder is some one who speeds safely...the speed limit sign is a reference just like the line in the middle...it's not how fast you are going it's what you are doing with it. I have the type of job that requires extensive travel by cage, so I see a lot of BS driving everyday. About 3 decades worth of travel so perhaps I might know a tidbit or two about safe travel in the one of the world's most dangerous places-the american highway. Btw when you leave the Aberdeen Proving Grounds there is a sign "welcome the the worlds most dangerous place-the american highway".

I am always amused by those who think since they don't need or use some type of technological device neither does anybody else. It never happens to me...you guys really do live in a dream world.

LOL..they aren't out to get you...they are just doing their job...right. When the Arkansas State Police follow you down I40 in the dark without any lights for 4 miles to pull you over and harass you ONLY for being from NY State, or the Utah SP follows you for 25 miles hitting you with radar ever 2 miles, or the Kansas SP pulls you over for going 79/70 when you were actually going 72/70, or the TN SP radars only you not the speeding cars from TN, or the MI Sheriff on I69 stalks you for 15 miles let me know how you feel about they are just doing their job. Serve and Protect???

The bully with the badge lied to me when he pulled me over...I told him nicely it was a lie...hence honesty detector...he is not the first liar i have met while driving nor will it be the last.

Speeding tickets are all about revenue and have nothing to do with safety.
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I am checking out after this.

A professional speeder is some one who speeds safely...the speed limit sign is a reference just like the line in the middle...it's not how fast you are going it's what you are doing with it. I have the type of job that requires extensive travel by cage, so I see a lot of BS driving everyday. About 3 decades worth of travel so perhaps I might know a tidbit or two about safe travel in the one of the world's most dangerous places-the american highway. Btw when you leave the Aberdeen Proving Grounds there is a sign "welcome the the worlds most dangerous place-the american highway".

I am always amused by those who think since they don't need or use some type of technological device neither does anybody else. It never happens to me...you guys really do live in a dream world.

LOL..they aren't out to get you...they are just doing their job...right. When the Arkansas State Police follow you down I40 in the dark without any lights for 4 miles to pull you over and harass you ONLY for being from NY State, or the Utah SP follows you for 25 miles hitting you with radar ever 2 miles, or the Kansas SP pulls you over for going 79/70 when you were actually going 72/70, or the TN SP radars only you not the speeding cars from TN, or the MI Sheriff on I69 stalks you for 15 miles let me know how you feel about they are just doing their job. Serve and Protect???

The bully with the badge lied to me when he pulled me over...I told him nicely it was a lie...hence honesty detector...he is not the first liar i have met while driving nor will it be the last.

Speeding tickets are all about revenue and have nothing to do with safety.
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Oh, and there are simple explanations for pretty much all of it. Your PERCEPTION of the events and what really happened is different. I dont think youre a liar at all, but people often times tell these stories about being stalked and whatnot and forget the simple truths the LE has to use those same roads too. Sometimes they are simply going in the same direction as you. Other times, maybe they are followig you for longer distances to observe your driving or because they are running your plate and LEIN is running slow or whatever. Point is there is much more going on in the officers mind than writing you a ticket and especially lieing about such a trivial thing that could result in the loss of their career and reputation, which is about the most important thing cops have and therefore they dont take it lightly.

At the end of the day, if you have nothing to hide but your "professional speeder" certification then you have nothing to worry about. Let the police do their jobs and dont be sarcastic to them. Everyone wants to remind cops how they are wasting their time when they could be out catching "real" criminals yet they forget that catching those "real" criminals requires hunting them down first. A traffic stop, no matter how menial, is a good tool even though it does sometimes inconvenience people. Then again, you dont really have a valid argument about that when you knowingly are breaking the law while speeding in the first place. If you want to push your luck, then suck it up and quit acting like a victim when you get caught.
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