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    Radar Detectors

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    Personal anecdotes?

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    With police switching over to instant-on laser guns, IMHO radar detectors are a waste of money.

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    I find Waze, at least in high traffic areas, pretty good at giving me a heads up about speed traps.
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    I try to not go more than 10mph over the speed limit on highways. On back roads. try going 35 in 35 zones and 50 in 45's and no more than 59 in a 50. It has worked out well at least in New England.

    have used Waze as well while on long trips
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    Used to run a detector on my bike and car. Really just told you when they had you. Now a days they use laser that is instant on. A detector just tells you to pull over.
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    Waze is great...

    RADAR detectors are best on back roads.. Saves me all the time here in Hunter where you could get a ticket for going 5 over..
    Mine has GPS so I mark the spots where cops hide and it warns me.
    My RADAR detector seems to be set off by random cars - they must use it for safety stuff - like checking a lane before switching..
    Like anything else RADAR detectors are changing and adding functionality... To not JUST check radar and laser... but do other stuff..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smellytele View Post
    I try to not go more than 10mph over the speed limit on highways. On back roads. try going 35 in 35 zones and 50 in 45's and no more than 59 in a 50. It has worked out well at least in New England.

    have used Waze as well while on long trips
    I have a similar approach! In NH where it is 70 mph I keep it below 80, where it is 65 I keep it below 75 etc. Exception is when I go to Killington where the speed drops to 25 in a couple places then I go 25. They are nuts over there!

    Back to the OP - I had a radar detector and got nabbed by aircraft. I think it is a waste of $'s Spend it on a skiing!
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    10 plus the speed limit seems to be safe most places

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    Quote Originally Posted by Funky_Catskills View Post
    My RADAR detector seems to be set off by random cars - they must use it for safety stuff - like checking a lane before switching..
    That's correct. Cars now use radar for blind spot warning, adaptive cruise control, and other things.

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    Oh and if you do have one and they catch you in Canada - they will take it and smash it!
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