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alright so im 16 and i just got my first speeding ticket. ouch. so if i get another one the penalties are a lot more severe and costly, and i dont want that to happen. so i have decided that with this entire next month without a license im going to use the money i save from work and invest in one of these radar detectors. if anybody has one, or knows anything about them let me know. What kind do you have, does it work well, any tickets with it. any help will be greatly appreciated (and karma will be given)!:jump:
 

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I have played around with a few radar detectors and I have found that the only one that works well enough to depend on it and not just pray that it'll work would be the escort. Yeah it's close to 300 bucks but it's worth every penny. I bought a few radars and returned alot of radars. The escort is IMO the only one worth buying
 

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The only way to really be safe is to drive reasonably. Speeding is risky no matter what.... I have a radar detector and it's saved me a few times, but it's nothing to rely on.
 

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alright so im 16 and i just got my first speeding ticket. ouch. so if i get another one the penalties are a lot more severe and costly, and i dont want that to happen. so i have decided that with this entire next month without a license im going to use the money i save from work and invest in one of these radar detectors. if anybody has one, or knows anything about them let me know. What kind do you have, does it work well, any tickets with it. any help will be greatly appreciated (and karma will be given)!:jump:
*NewsFlash* - this just came in.....

if you don't drive like a fucking retard then you will keep your licence
 

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16 and already gettin pulled over for speeding?! If you're going to speed, like we all are, know where and when to. Down Main St. in your 'hood isnt a good spot. I've been driving for 2 years and just recentrly (last week) got my first moving violation for not using blinkers 3x, $225!

-Tyler
 

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heh im 17 and got my 1st a couple months ago, but i was changing my guages and had to run to the store so i had no clue how fast i was actually going lol
65 in a 45, somehow the ticket was only 112, i am the worlds most grateful person :)
 

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i beleive they don't work!! well here at least!!

does the police use laser speed readers? if so then the detector won't detect it untill the cop as got ur speed!!! he fires the thing on u and boom gets ur speed and the detector warns u!!

if they use old radio frequencies then they should work ...

just don't speed on public roads, use a TRACK!!
 

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no, no, no. no radars at all with all the technology cops have they get ur speed before you get a signal. the only way to go is a radar deflector, when the cop shoots the gun at ur car the signal comes back to the gun, well w/ a deflector it deflects it away from the gun. they run about 400 but im telling you they work
 

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in addition to what everyone has said........ just drive like a normal human being............ speeding is the number one causes of car accidents..... -> injuries -> paralization -> death........

anyways, my buddy has a radar detector and we were driving up to syracuse from binghamton............

the cop was sitting in the middle........... and all of the sudden it started going off like crazy......... cops know that you have radar detectors, and rely on it too much...... so what they'll do is they'll sit there, and only start using the radar when your about 50 feet away, if your lucky your detector will go off, but its too late............

remember, most radars need a line of sight, so if a cop is around the corner, and you can't see him until you come from the turn, they'll get ya wether or not you have a detector or not...... (that's how i got my first ticket, and i didn't have a radar, and even if i did, i would've been screwed)
 

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Only some of them work and only some of them are legal.
yeah ive seen the "legal" ones, waste of money. there is a performance sound shop around me and they have the illegal ones in stock, you just have to know the guy before you get to even see them
 

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yeah and you wanna know what the fines are if your caught with one. Lets just say it's not double or triple digits. Dude like tyler said if your going to speed dont speed on main streets. Know the area in which you are speeding. And if your going to speed on the highway do it in the passing lane. I went by a state trooper on the Mass Pike going about 95 and I was in the passing lane and I noticed that he didn't clock me. He was clocking people in the right lane. But the best idea is not to speed. Granted I speed but I know where to do so. And when I do it I dont do like 60 in a 30 I do like 40 in a 30 or at the most 45 in a 30. Ya know what I'm saying hear. I never kept a radar because they dont work that well. It's just a waste of money and a radar jammer or deflector will get you totaly fucked.

Acually now that i'm thinking about it one guy at the meet the other week told me that one of the options on the 1st Gen MX6s was a radar detector that was located right around your knees. Only visible to the driver and that the signal detetor was mounted in the front bumper. Anyone else heard of this i think thats an awsome idea
 
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That doesnt sound like an option anyone would ever put into car, let alone the fact that radar technology from that era wouldnt do you any good these days. It would be like still getting CB radios from the factory.
 

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I am 19 and I have lost my lisence three times already. Actually its not so much the speeding, but I got royaly screwd the first time I got in trouble. I was in an accident that should have been avoided, but I guess old ladies are allowed to speed in town. This lady drives a brand new lincoln and she is always speeding and when I pulled out in my truck I thought I had time, except a kid ran out in front of me. So I stop wait and then go... only problem I was in the intersection and she wasn't paying attention
so she slams into my truck as I try desperately to get the hell outta there. I got introuble cuz I was the 15 year old so naturally MY FAULT! But oh well, I save a lot on gas and insurance money.... WAIT no i dont Ive paid enought to the state that I could have bout a whle nother car by now, no joke...... Moral of the story don't speed at all and when an officer pulls you out of the car and slams your dumb struck ass on the ground, don't move he just might pull his gun out and pistol whip you! lol that hurt but it was kinda funny.
 

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Actually, they do work, and they don't have to be expensive. I have a cheapy $40 ( yeah forty ) one that I got at the Walmart. You would not believe how many times that thing has saved my lousy butt. It only works if the cops are using the old radio frequency radars, but thats what they are still using around here, so it helps. Most of the cops around here drive with the radar on too, so I usualy know they are out there before I get close.

Of course, the best solution is not to speed to begin with.
 

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I have an old radar detector that my mom gave me, because she doesnt need it, as she never speeds. It probably doesnt work well anymore, but its saved me a couple times. I picked up a Statie that was sitting on the side of the road clocking people with his lights off about a mile and a half before I even saw him. Good thing too. I was doing 85 in a 50.

Im fairly certain that most radar detectors dont work, if not all. One time a cop explained it to me. He said that his radar can pick up cars speeding up to 3 miles, and that the radar detector only picks him up, after he already clocked me, and its too late, rendering it useless. He said that he already knows my speed and sees me long before I even know hes there.

Some of the rocket scientists in here can come in and tell me thats BS and he was lying, but he seemed like an honest and nice guy, and besides, you never know, so why take the chance now that someone told you how they work?
 

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/\/\/\ yea he was lying to you, maybe the radar gun could tag from 3 miles away if you were the only thing on the road and it was a straight flat road, but if you cant see the cop he cant see you.... the only place you really need to worry about tickets is in town when you are driving past a side street or something where the cop just apears and you have no time to slow down. ....if your on the highway just stay attentive and when you see a cop slow down and stay close to other cars....i do alot of driving in heavily patroled areas and havent had a speeding ticket in years
 

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He may not have meant to, but he was lieing. If its the old radio frequency radars, then if it's so much as pointed in your general direction, your detector will pick it up.

ps - no offense or anything, but I know plenty of people that seem "honest and nice" and are the worst bs'ers ever. Though, its likely he was just mis-informed.
 
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