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Old 01-04-2004, 08:34 PM   #1
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I know nothing a radar detectors.... they are illegal here.... but I saw this review and thought others might wanna read it.

http://www.motortrend.com/features/c...12_0402_radar/
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Very illegal here, but I would love to have one...hidden away inside the car
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Very illegal here, but I would love to have one...hidden away inside the car
Yea ditto.....

BTW.. what'* up with the lips?
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My Bel Vector did pretty good
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I'm my radar detector.
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My Bel Vector did pretty good
I used to have one of those years back. Worked fine until the Ohio state patrol started using the instant-on pulse guns. The couple times I did get pulled over, the cop was always good with a quick sense of humor when he saw it on the visor.

I really can't say if the current batch of radar detectors is worth-while. Years back, it seemed that the detectors were always good for about six months then the law got a better type of gun that totally obsoleted whatever some poor bastard spent a couple hundred buck on.

I have come to the conclusion that the best "detector" is your common sense.
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Dang. Not sure if they're legal here, but i want that whistler 3400.
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My car IS my radar detector. When there is a police officer nearby, like within a half mile, none of my radio stations come in. And when I try to find one that does, the places in the dial (yes the dial) that are normally static are just silence. I guess their radar interferes with my antenna Same thing when my cell phone rings. I almost never miss a call when i'm driving, even when I have the radio cranked

I love my car

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The best radar detector in the world is someone going about 5 mph faster than you. Gotta keep one of them handy at all times...
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A good radar detector will pick up scatter from a car ahead of you when he gets clocked. My detectors (front and rear) have saved my *** numerous times in this car alone.

If nothing else, they make you pay attention. Current detector technology is sufficient to give you the edge at least 75% of the time. One ticket saved will pay for the detector. On my last trip to CA, I picked up a laser hit on another car about a mile away. It gave me plenty of time to reduce my speed. I had been doing 90 in a 65. After the detector warned me, I timed my approach to the CHP at almost 45 seconds.

The other advantage is that my Bel (in front) has the emergency KH band. This is becoming more widely used by emergency services and transportation departments.
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