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Old 05-19-2012, 11:35 AM   #1
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Radar Detectors.

I apologize for posting a topic that I know there is already of. I'm curious on everyones opinions on radar detectors. Im trying to get some unbiased opinions but everywhere I look it's just people chanting for the one they have. So I'm not looking for chants just for opinions, my main two I've been looking at is the escort passport 9500ix or the Valentine One (Two common ones). I'm also curious about if anyone has escort live, I can't find too many people with it but it seems cool. Lmk guys love to hear about this stuff from the stang people haha.
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Don't speed an u won't need
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Everyone with a mustang speeds. If u didn't want to speed u would have gotten a Nissan. Lol.
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Everyone with a mustang speeds. If u didn't want to speed u would have gotten a Nissan. Lol.
I know, just being a smartass. Couldn't help myself

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I don't have a need for one anymore but when I did, I thought escort were the best then uniden. But that was many moons ago.
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Everyone with a mustang speeds. If u didn't want to speed u would have gotten a Nissan. Lol.
Not everyone I don't speed. I just keep around 10-12 over, 14 and under doesn't go on your record.* Most cops here wait till your 15 over. Valentine says they will pay your ticket.

*just in Georgia that I know of.
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Not everyone I don't speed. I just keep around 10-12 over, 14 and under doesn't go on your record. Most cops here wait till your 15 over. Valentine says they will pay your ticket.
Will they pay the insurance too
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Not everyone I don't speed. I just keep around 10-12 over, 14 and under doesn't go on your record.* Most cops here wait till your 15 over. Valentine says they will pay your ticket.

*just in Georgia that I know of.
Wow haha 10 over around here gets u a ticket lol. That's what I meant by speeding. I didn't mean 20 over. Lol. That's just irresponsible. And yes valentine does pay for your ticket. Not sure about insurance tho.
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Yeah 10 over here goes on record and at night sometimes my foot can get a little heavy. Besides that I'm usually 10 over since the speed limit is only 50. The main reason I'm looking into one is I have an 11 hour drive to Myrtle Beach during Mustang week and I'm going with a few mustangs so there may be some spirted driving. Just in case .
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Re: Radar Detectors.

Several years ago I bought An Escort 8500 and a Solo several months later. I now use the Solo almost exclusively as it is cordless, easy to switch between vehicles and does an excellent job holding its own against the new ones. Valentines, that my friends have, seem to false alarm a little more from what I have observed, but you can't go wrong with either in my opinion.
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I apologize for posting a topic that I know there is already of. I'm curious on everyones opinions on radar detectors. Im trying to get some unbiased opinions but everywhere I look it's just people chanting for the one they have. So I'm not looking for chants just for opinions, my main two I've been looking at is the escort passport 9500ix or the Valentine One (Two common ones). I'm also curious about if anyone has escort live, I can't find too many people with it but it seems cool. Lmk guys love to hear about this stuff from the stang people haha.
I have the iCobra. It doesn't work too bad. I like how it links with you iPhone so I can have it up while I'm driving. The only thing is that it goes off around like CVS/Walgreens. Anything with a working detector I guess. Other than that I have no complaints and you can choose what signals you want to pick up. You pay what you get for and for the price it's not bad at all.
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Yeah 10 over here goes on record and at night sometimes my foot can get a little heavy. Besides that I'm usually 10 over since the speed limit is only 50. The main reason I'm looking into one is I have an 11 hour drive to Myrtle Beach during Mustang week and I'm going with a few mustangs so there may be some spirted driving. Just in case .
Better check the laws, I know some states in that area ticket you for radar detectors. I was running 70 in a 55, didn't get a speeding ticket, got a radar detector ticket. Cops radar detected it, can't remember what state it was tho.
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Better check the laws, I know some states in that area ticket you for radar detectors. I was running 70 in a 55, didn't get a speeding ticket, got a radar detector ticket. Cops radar detected it, can't remember what state it was tho.
Virginia will confiscate it and give you a ticket!
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Virginia will confiscate it and give you a ticket!
That's where it was,martinsville race. They made me put it in trunk and cord in glovebox
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Where I'm from it's legal. I'm sure some of the states I'll pass to myrtle beach are illegal but I believe the passport (maybe the V1 also) has it so the cops can't get a reading that you have a radar detector.
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Where I'm from it's legal. I'm sure some of the states I'll pass to myrtle beach are illegal but I believe the passport (maybe the V1 also) has it so the cops can't get a reading that you have a radar detector.
Do your research and just turn it off if need b
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Wow haha 10 over around here gets u a ticket lol. That's what I meant by speeding. I didn't mean 20 over. Lol. That's just irresponsible. And yes valentine does pay for your ticket. Not sure about insurance tho.
I usually drive 10-15 over and nothing has ever happened to me in the 9 months i've had my license lol
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I usually drive 10-15 over and nothing has ever happened to me in the 9 months i've had my license lol
Knock on wood ;P
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Knock on wood ;P
I don't have a Mustang though, i drive a truck so that could be a reason.
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Better check the laws, I know some states in that area ticket you for radar detectors. I was running 70 in a 55, didn't get a speeding ticket, got a radar detector ticket. Cops radar detected it, can't remember what state it was tho.
Virginia and washington dc are the only to places that they are not aloud but in va if you get the ticket and go to court it will be dismissed bc the state can't regulate air waves only the FCC can...just a thought I live in va and use mine every single day saves me all the time
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I have a 9500ix and haven't had a ticket with it yet. I also like it because it's really good at cutting down on false alarms and it has a pretty long range. If you live in a state where radar detectors aren't legal I'm pretty sure the escort redline is supposed to be undetectable. Not positive though.
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Virginia and washington dc are the only to places that they are not aloud but in va if you get the ticket and go to court it will be dismissed bc the state can't regulate air waves only the FCC can...just a thought I live in va and use mine every single day saves me all the time
500 miles to fight s $75 ticket,

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I don't think so
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500 miles to fight s $75 ticket,

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I don't think so
You said Martinsville race that's 20 min from my house I thought you were close like NC or something
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You said Martinsville race that's 20 min from my house I thought you were close like NC or something
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Not to rain on anyone's parade but I'll give my .02. I'm a cop in Kentucky and am a very avid traffic guy. The way radars are designed now is there is a "hold button" that button allows the radar to remain on and ready. (not giving a signal- not reading speed - not setting off your detector) and when the officer takes it off hold it then sends out the signal and immediately gives the speed "within a second" at that point when ur detector is going off the officer has had ur speed for 3-5 seconds. I'm not gonna be that guy and say don't speed bc we ALL do it. However just don't rely on those detectors all the time. With all that being said there still are officers to this day that don't use the "hold" button and leave them on and constantly sending signals from the time they come on shift till they clock out. Those r the lazy ones that don't wanna push a button on and off. There the guys that set off everyone's radar detector all the time. So just be safe guys and where I work all they people r diff. My limit is 15mph over on the hwy but only allow 10 over in the neighborhoods. Just a heads up bc I've learned a lot reading everyone's posts and I finally found this post where I might can save someone a couple hundred bux and help someone out. Stay safe
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Not to rain on anyone's parade but I'll give my .02. I'm a cop in Kentucky and am a very avid traffic guy. The way radars are designed now is there is a "hold button" that button allows the radar to remain on and ready. (not giving a signal- not reading speed - not setting off your detector) and when the officer takes it off hold it then sends out the signal and immediately gives the speed "within a second" at that point when ur detector is going off the officer has had ur speed for 3-5 seconds. I'm not gonna be that guy and say don't speed bc we ALL do it. However just don't rely on those detectors all the time. With all that being said there still are officers to this day that don't use the "hold" button and leave them on and constantly sending signals from the time they come on shift till they clock out. Those r the lazy ones that don't wanna push a button on and off. There the guys that set off everyone's radar detector all the time. So just be safe guys and where I work all they people r diff. My limit is 15mph over on the hwy but only allow 10 over in the neighborhoods. Just a heads up bc I've learned a lot reading everyone's posts and I finally found this post where I might can save someone a couple hundred bux and help someone out. Stay safe
You'd have a field day here. The city I live in issued over a 1,000 tickets in a month just on the highway alone. They stated they catch at least 100mph or more on a weekly basis.
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Ya radar detectors are not very helpful when you are buy yourself but when ya running in a pack of cars could more then likely save ya from getting busted
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Not to rain on anyone's parade but I'll give my .02. I'm a cop in Kentucky and am a very avid traffic guy. The way radars are designed now is there is a "hold button" that button allows the radar to remain on and ready. (not giving a signal- not reading speed - not setting off your detector) and when the officer takes it off hold it then sends out the signal and immediately gives the speed "within a second" at that point when ur detector is going off the officer has had ur speed for 3-5 seconds. I'm not gonna be that guy and say don't speed bc we ALL do it. However just don't rely on those detectors all the time. With all that being said there still are officers to this day that don't use the "hold" button and leave them on and constantly sending signals from the time they come on shift till they clock out. Those r the lazy ones that don't wanna push a button on and off. There the guys that set off everyone's radar detector all the time. So just be safe guys and where I work all they people r diff. My limit is 15mph over on the hwy but only allow 10 over in the neighborhoods. Just a heads up bc I've learned a lot reading everyone's posts and I finally found this post where I might can save someone a couple hundred bux and help someone out. Stay safe
Is that standby mode? Cause my radar detector picks that up (Cobra), I love my radar detector. Haven't gotten a ticket since I bought it, knock on wood
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I don't believe so when I got my certification they brought in several radar detectors and showed how they worked with the radar system and all when mine is on hold it doesn't transmit a doppler signal therefore there is nothing to detect. It's simply a box with a digital display that is showing no numbers at that point. Im no means an expert or anything just trying to pass on what I know.

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You'd have a field day here. The city I live in issued over a 1,000 tickets in a month just on the highway alone. They stated they catch at least 100mph or more on a weekly basis.
Lol and I have to say running traffic is fun, I enjoy doing my job. Some may call it a power trip or call us being egotistical dicks, but the truth is we're just doing our job and my family along with your family all travel the same roads we do and I don't want no one getting hurt over someone on a power trip running 90 in 5 o'clock traffic ... That's just dangerous. But yes that would be fun in the area you speak of lol on our particular stretch of US27 that runs through the city I work in we have a lot of accidents related to speed. So we do what we can . Most of the locals know we're there and keep it around 55 but the out of towners cause the most problems.
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I understand but that was the only reason I bought my radar detector is because it said it read stand-by but you actually have to arm that feature in the menu or else that mode isn't functional
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Ive got the Escort Solo S2 and its great, picks up cops from so far away and gets all the speedtraps and camera traffic lights. Also, its cordless. The only downside is that you should get rechargeable batteries because it sucks up the juice.
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Not to rain on anyone's parade but I'll give my .02. I'm a cop in Kentucky and am a very avid traffic guy. The way radars are designed now is there is a "hold button" that button allows the radar to remain on and ready. (not giving a signal- not reading speed - not setting off your detector) and when the officer takes it off hold it then sends out the signal and immediately gives the speed "within a second" at that point when ur detector is going off the officer has had ur speed for 3-5 seconds. I'm not gonna be that guy and say don't speed bc we ALL do it. However just don't rely on those detectors all the time. With all that being said there still are officers to this day that don't use the "hold" button and leave them on and constantly sending signals from the time they come on shift till they clock out. Those r the lazy ones that don't wanna push a button on and off. There the guys that set off everyone's radar detector all the time. So just be safe guys and where I work all they people r diff. My limit is 15mph over on the hwy but only allow 10 over in the neighborhoods. Just a heads up bc I've learned a lot reading everyone's posts and I finally found this post where I might can save someone a couple hundred bux and help someone out. Stay safe
Thank you for your service! As a Soldier I hear this all the time...I don't think you guys hear it enough. I think it is really cool you posted this...thanks!
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Thank you for your service! As a Soldier I hear this all the time...I don't think you guys hear it enough. I think it is really cool you posted this...thanks!
I appreciate that and thank you as well... And no I hardly ever hear that lol..... Once in a blue moon someone will thank us for doing our job but it's seldom . I understand though we're not bad people just tend to be judged rather quickly. Not sure where everyone lives but if anyone has any legal questions for KY I'd be happy to help if I know the answer and if not I'll find out.
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Never been to KY...but the chicken is excellent...lol...keep up the good and important work! I have lots of law enforcement friends...it's a thankless job that shows the dark side of human nature and takes a patient person to do. Keep up the great work!
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