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Zeek said:
Id recommend Valentine One. Or V1 for short. Google it. Its sweet!
V1 the guy says he'll pay for the ticket. I think it's passport that everyone talks about. I've looked at em before , but the google reviews help a lot.

Or you can go real, and get a laser jammer which is legal. Radar Jammers are illegal ( well unless you get it liscensed by the FCC)
 

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I use an Escort 9500ix and I have been very happy with it. It may not have the best detection range (although it is one of the best) but, I love the GPS features.

Each time it goes off, it remembers the band and location. If you pass a spot where it goes off 3 times, it locks out that location and never goes off there again. A couple of examples are the grocery store by my house would set mine off and I have one of those "your speed is" signs right by my house as well. It does not go off for either one anymore.

I have been using radar detectors for about 20 years and this one has less false alarms then any detector I have ever used.
 

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Yea v1 and 9500xi passport are top of the line. Both are equal in performance, the Valentine can give you the cops general location and the passport has GPS to find red light Cameras and speed traps. Both are great.
 

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I ware an Aluminum foil hat, never got a ticket.
 

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I use an Escort 9500ix and I have been very happy with it. It may not have the best detection range (although it is one of the best) but, I love the GPS features.

Each time it goes off, it remembers the band and location. If you pass a spot where it goes off 3 times, it locks out that location and never goes off there again. A couple of examples are the grocery store by my house would set mine off and I have one of those "your speed is" signs right by my house as well. It does not go off for either one anymore.

I have been using radar detectors for about 20 years and this one has less false alarms then any detector I have ever used.
What concerns me is the 3xs I deal with the same speed trap in front of my house at least 3xs per month, scares me to death.
 

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Radar detectors work great in most cases, but Lidar (aka police laser) is tough to beat. I have seen one lock a vehicle in at a range of 2km (1 1/4 miles); by the time the detector alerts you, your speed is already locked in the Lidar... basically it alerts you that you're about to get a ticket.

So although a radar detector will offer good protection against radar (except for instant-on mode, still no guarantees), all it takes is one Lidar unit to f..k up your day. True, there aren't nearly as many Lidar units out there compared to radar, but you're really playing a numbers game.

Lidar jammers do work, but most police Lidar units will detect when they're being jammed, and jammers are illegal in several states and provinces. In Ontario for example police are allowed to stop, enter and search a vehicle without a warrant if they suspect that a speed detection device or jammer is being used.
 

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You don't have to worry about the speed trap. If you drive by that location and it does not go off, the count resets. It had to go off every time at that location to be stored.

You can also mark it as a speed trap and it will go off every time it detects something there.

It is true that no radar detector is 100% but, mine has saved me enough to pay for itself many times over. I have received 1 ticket since I got the Escort from a highway patrol sitting in the dark popping people on the highway.
 

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thejohncarlson said:
You don't have to worry about the speed trap. If you drive by that location and it does not go off, the count resets. It had to go off every time at that location to be stored.

You can also mark it as a speed trap and it will go off every time it detects something there.

It is true that no radar detector is 100% but, mine has saved me enough to pay for itself many times over. I have received 1 ticket since I got the Escort from a highway patrol sitting in the dark popping people on the highway.
Oh I see what you're saying. How does it work with hills? For instance there is a moderate hill that has about a 30 ft straight, where I occasionally run into issues, No tickets yet but a few close calls.

(Sorry, Nick didn't mean to overtake your thread, but you know what hill I'm talking about.)
 

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All radar detectors will have their range reduced by hills and this one is no exception. My advice to anyone who gets one is to spend some time getting to know it and how it performs in various conditions. You will get to know it pretty quickly.

One a side note, I just read about a new feature on the Escort called Escort Live. It allows drivers to share alerts in real time. You can read more about it on their website. It looks pretty cool.
 

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Six years ago "a friend of mine" was speeding at a speed that is very unsafe and I could not condone. I, i mean he, saw the police officer and slammed on the brakes. Then the radar detector went off. 86 in a 60 from 100+ in a 60.

So shooting at cars with lasers, and planes, are pretty difficult to get around. Only the reverse sensors and people not pulsing the guns are going to be noticed.
 

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Is it true that in Florida radar and laser detectors are legal, and so are laser jammers, but a radar jammer is illegal?
 

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ToHellAndBack said:
Is it true that in Florida radar and laser detectors are legal, and so are laser jammers, but a radar jammer is illegal?
Yes! I looked it up a while back and as I understood it the FCC regulates radar and to get a radar jammer you have to get a license from the FCC. So technically it's not, but I have some feeling unless you reach the newbie at the FCC it's a waste of your resources.
 

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Six years ago "a friend of mine" was speeding at a speed that is very unsafe and I could not condone. I, i mean he, saw the police officer and slammed on the brakes. Then the radar detector went off. 86 in a 60 from 100+ in a 60.

So shooting at cars with lasers, and planes, are pretty difficult to get around. Only the reverse sensors and people not pulsing the guns are going to be noticed.
There is no way a radar detector is going to give you enough advance notice to protect you while going 40 over the speed limit. They just don't work that well.

You have to learn how to use the detector as well. If there are no other cars on the road, you are correct that instant on is going to catch you every time. If there are other cars around, chances are he will tag one in front of you and that will set it off. If you just expect that the detector will allow you to drive however you want, you will be disappointed.

This is what I like about the new Escort service as well. It provides a way for other drivers to mark speedtraps and have that information sent to my detector in real time. It's kinda like a high tech version of flashing your lights. Of course, it depends on how many people in your area have an Escort capable of this feature so, YMMV.
 

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There is no way a radar detector is going to give you enough advance notice to protect you while going 40 over the speed limit. They just don't work that well.

You have to learn how to use the detector as well. If there are no other cars on the road, you are correct that instant on is going to catch you every time. If there are other cars around, chances are he will tag one in front of you and that will set it off. If you just expect that the detector will allow you to drive however you want, you will be disappointed.

This is what I like about the new Escort service as well. It provides a way for other drivers to mark speedtraps and have that information sent to my detector in real time. It's kinda like a high tech version of flashing your lights. Of course, it depends on how many people in your area have an Escort capable of this feature so, YMMV.
Actually a 9500ix can give you warning about 10km 6 miles in advance. On the highway. If a cop has his detector on it will set your radar off plenty in advance. Just slow down wait a few min and you will see a cop drive by. I know I do a lot of highway driving. But remember cops are smart they will wait for a speeding car and radar them last min, in that case you might not have a chance. I'm 28 and haven't had a ticket in 8 years!
 
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