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Radar Detectors

HowieT2

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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!

me too. I set the cruise control at 68 in 55s. try to keep it 10 over in 40-50s, but 5 over in 30-35s.
 

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Pros/Cons? The best?

Personal anecdotes?

I have used Escort Solo models for about 20 years now, they are one of the best on the market and have saved me the GDP of a small nation by now. If you want the best range, go with a wired model, but I personally like cordless and don't feel the slightly under-powered range hinders my reaction speed much. I also like the fact that my model can independently track up to 6 police cars at once. That may sound like ridiculous overkill (and it is a bit), but where it REALLY comes in handy is when you're going by those "You're Going Xmph" signs will built-in radar. Also helps when cops are working sections of highway in teams.

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

This is mostly not the case. If you happen to be that instant-on guinea pig, then yes that is correct and you likely have no time. But the reality is often someone up ahead of you has already been triggered, and that's all you need to know to slow down.

Secondly, it's a fallacy that radar detectors are solely to prevent you from getting triggered.

Sure, that's the #1 point, but it's also CRITICALLY important to know WHEN you've "been nailed". I cannot tell you the number of times a cop busted me for sure, but my radar detector TOLD ME I was nailed, and so I had plenty of time to get off at the next exit, while the cop went screaming by looking for me on the highway.


Good point (for most provinces, at least). And if it's powered on, just about every detector can be detected by the police. They use spectre radar-detector-detectors. Talk about a cat and mouse game!

Which is why the best radar detectors on the market have anti radar-detector-detector features! Mine, for instance, lets out a piercing noise and automatically shuts itself off. The purpose is two-fold, one, it lets you know there's a cop nearby, and two, by shutting itself off it cannot be detected.
 

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Got really lucky yesterday coming home from Crotched. I was going about 53 in a 40. The 40 limit in that area was pretty arbitrary as much of the road the limit is 50. Cop was coming in the other direction and turns around to come follow. Xwhaler and I for sure we were going to get the blue lights, but he just kept following me for a stretch. I don't know if was running my plates or what. Either way, someone in oncoming traffic must have been going well over the limit as he flipped on his lights and immediately went after the other guy.

Weirdest part about it was I was following a Prius. They must be the only Prius driver in the world that travels 13 mph over the limit!!

Haven't had a speeding ticket since 2001. I don't have a radar detector. Guess I don't need one.
 

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I thought it extremely telling Toyota had to coin-up for a Superbowl add for Prius (not exactly a new release).

Sales must be getting absolutely hammered with the low price of gasoline.
 

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Got really lucky yesterday coming home from Crotched. I was going about 53 in a 40. The 40 limit in that area was pretty arbitrary as much of the road the limit is 50. Cop was coming in the other direction and turns around to come follow. Xwhaler and I for sure we were going to get the blue lights, but he just kept following me for a stretch. I don't know if was running my plates or what. Either way, someone in oncoming traffic must have been going well over the limit as he flipped on his lights and immediately went after the other guy.

Weirdest part about it was I was following a Prius. They must be the only Prius driver in the world that travels 13 mph over the limit!!

Haven't had a speeding ticket since 2001. I don't have a radar detector. Guess I don't need one.

One of my cars is a Prius....I've had it over 115mph....lol
 

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well I have a new ride that looks like it going 90 in my garage, so I take it slow , 10+ on highway, 7+ on 2 lane roads and 35 in the few go slow zones on RT 16 . this has worked for a long time for me.
 

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Radar detectors...lol...what is it 1993 ? Waze is all you need anytime, anywhere.

How well does the Waze app interface with Bluetooth in most cars?

The issue now is the hands-free laws. Probably get a heavier fine for using a cellphone than a radar detector these days.
 

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How well does the Waze app interface with Bluetooth in most cars?

The issue now is the hands-free laws. Probably get a heavier fine for using a cellphone than a radar detector these days.

personally i hate the bluetooth integration but it works. what i don't like is the music pausing every time waze wants to tell me something. personally i just use the phone speaker for WAZE and stereo for audio. of course this doesn't work when streaming from same phone waze is on but in my car that usually isn't a problem. either my daughter has taken over the audio or i am listening to satellite radio

a cool feature of the WAZE is you can wave your hand in front of the phone* and use basic voice commands to report traffic and or cops.

* at least on an iphone when it is positioned vertically.
 

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Does Waze still report every time that a car is in the breakdown lane? This is why I stopped using Waze. It drove me crazy. Cops I care about. Cars well off into the breakdown lane I don't.
 

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Does Waze still report every time that a car is in the breakdown lane? This is why I stopped using Waze. It drove me crazy. Cops I care about. Cars well off into the breakdown lane I don't.

yes and they've add fun stuff like weather and road kill. i've never checked but wonder if there is a sensitivity to types of events that get broadcast??
 

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yes and they've add fun stuff like weather and road kill. i've never checked but wonder if there is a sensitivity to types of events that get broadcast??

I just wish that you could select which notifications that you want to receive. Unless it's been updated, I don't believe that you can do so. It's a HUGE shortcoming in an otherwise great app.
 

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How well does the Waze app interface with Bluetooth in most cars?

The issue now is the hands-free laws. Probably get a heavier fine for using a cellphone than a radar detector these days.

Its clipped to my dash (galaxy note) , hardly ever touch the screen except to report traffic, cops, etc and its not in my hand, the interaction is akin to changing tracks, climate control, etc on your touch screen head unit if you had one in your car.
 
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