Laser/Radar detectors - Page 3
+ Reply to Thread
Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Results 31 to 45 of 74

This is a discussion on Laser/Radar detectors within the Everyday Impreza Talk forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Originally Posted by rquinn19 Yeah that's what I meant by useless. My typing isn't making sense today. If you're RD ...

  1. #31
    Registered User STiDriven's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    St. Louis
    Posts
    503
    Quote Originally Posted by rquinn19 View Post
    Yeah that's what I meant by useless. My typing isn't making sense today. If you're RD goes off for laser might as well pull over.

    Maybe on empty roads when you are alone - but Radar would peg you also..... Maybe I'm lucky but there are a couple counties that have laser around me. My Escort has saved my a couple of times when I was going at least 10 over and my laser goes nuts. Sure enough off in the distance they are laser speed trapping.....

    I'm not saying they were pointing it at me, i feel I had to pick it up from the cars in front of me, because I have not been pulled over..... the only times I ever get stopped is when I forget to use my detector......


    And those saying "don't speed" - give me a break. I'll take the chance of a ticket when 90mph vs. 70mph on the interstate gets me home from a long out of town trip 2.5 hours sooner. That would make some trips an extra stop at a hotel for the night. A ticket is cheaper than that.........
    Last edited by STiDriven; 03-20-2013 at 03:03 PM.

  2. Remove Advertisements
    ClubWRX.net
    Advertisements
     

  3. #32
    Registered User Ingo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Posts
    1,110
    BAck when my WRX was new to us, albeit already on coil-overs and up-staged, my wife did actually and for real ACCITENTALLY bring it up to 105 MpH. SHe didn't feel the speed since the car is stiff and doesn't really change much with speed. "Normal" cars get squishy and what-not, not so here, and that's what happened to her, she was real surprised and slowed it back down. This was on a long road trip and probably the very first time she was in control of it...
    You can't have everything - where would you put it?

  4. #33
    Registered User Ingo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Posts
    1,110
    What I meant to say is that I do not believe when people claim to "never speed". If if not on purpose - it will happen to pretty much anyone. So making that claim always makes me think "here's another one you can't trust 100%". I don't and never have owned a radar detector, but am considering it. Just like a gun for home defense...
    Of course we also need to be aware that this is an "open" forum, so anyone can troll here and a certain percentage of the population is in law enforcement of one kind or another. So you might want to think twice about admitting to anything dicey... And this applies to not only speeding but also our mods, like catless and other emissions control stuff, and whatever else. Just in general: don't forget that this is open to the world.
    You can't have everything - where would you put it?

  5. #34
    Administrator RayfieldsWRX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    The Old Folks Home
    Posts
    47,034
    I Support ClubWRX
    Hmmm...It's doubtful that I've ever made that claim...but you should probably put me on your "trust watch list", anyway.
    Most people that have been driving for a while know where the line is...around here, if you're going 10mph or more above the limit, you're 1-going to attract attention from LEO's, and 2-likely creating dangerous situations for people around you. (eg., people pulling out of a neighborhood aren't expecting you to suddenly zoom around that corner at 60mph in a 35 zone. )

    The people here saying that they don't speed probably mean that they're keeping things within reason. No need to read too much into it.

    I'll freely admit that I go around corners faster than the average bear, when there's no danger to do so. :shrug:
    --Ray
    Grandfather of the Bugeye Mafia
    2013 Subaru BRZ Limited
    2002 Subaru WRX Bugeyebrid Wagon

  6. #35
    MAINEiac 11blackSTi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Land of the Port. ME
    Posts
    2,872
    I Support ClubWRX
    Quote Originally Posted by STiDriven View Post
    Maybe on empty roads when you are alone - but Radar would peg you also..... Maybe I'm lucky but there are a couple counties that have laser around me. My Escort has saved my a couple of times when I was going at least 10 over and my laser goes nuts. Sure enough off in the distance they are laser speed trapping.....

    I'm not saying they were pointing it at me, i feel I had to pick it up from the cars in front of me, because I have not been pulled over..... the only times I ever get stopped is when I forget to use my detector......


    And those saying "don't speed" - give me a break. I'll take the chance of a ticket when 90mph vs. 70mph on the interstate gets me home from a long out of town trip 2.5 hours sooner. That would make some trips an extra stop at a hotel for the night. A ticket is cheaper than that.........
    A few tickets for 25MPH+ over the speed limit and you won't have to worry anymore because you won't have a license. Then you can just sleep on the bus during those road trips

  7. #36
    Administrator RayfieldsWRX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    The Old Folks Home
    Posts
    47,034
    I Support ClubWRX
    Quote Originally Posted by STiDriven View Post
    And those saying "don't speed" - give me a break. I'll take the chance of a ticket when 90mph vs. 70mph on the interstate gets me home from a long out of town trip 2.5 hours sooner.
    I just caught this...doing the math, that means you're making a 788 mile trip, if that 20 mph differential means arrival in 2.5 hours sooner. Do you participate in the Cannonball Run?

    Trying to average 90mph on public roads..eh, no thanks. I'll lock it on 70-73mph, put on some good music/podcasts/audiobooks, and arrive with a smile on my face. I do it all the time, up I81 in Virginia to various backpacking destinations. (And CretinFest, w00t!)
    --Ray
    Grandfather of the Bugeye Mafia
    2013 Subaru BRZ Limited
    2002 Subaru WRX Bugeyebrid Wagon

  8. #37
    Registered User Ingo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Posts
    1,110
    Quote Originally Posted by RayfieldsWRX View Post
    Hmmm...It's doubtful that I've ever made that claim...but you .... :shrug:
    I thought I was carefully NOT pointing any fingers at anyone. ;-)
    Some people MAY feel I'm pointing at them, but between my "cautionary note" and someone not being quite thruthfull, I'm not all that narrow-minded. And truly, many probably mean "reasonable" and are not quite as literal as I tend to read...
    You can't have everything - where would you put it?

  9. #38
    Master Baiter EJ257's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    On a stream bank somewhere
    Posts
    19,825
    I Support ClubWRX
    Quote Originally Posted by STiDriven
    And those saying "don't speed" - give me a break. I'll take the chance of a ticket when 90mph vs. 70mph on the interstate gets me home from a long out of town trip 2.5 hours sooner. That would make some trips an extra stop at a hotel for the night. A ticket is cheaper than that.........
    Depends on your definition of "speeding". If you mean breaching the speed limit, then yes, unless you're constantly driving below the speed limit on purpose, there are times that everyone breaks it. If you're talking about being one of the faster cars on public roadways, there are a lot of people who can honestly say that. My parents have 85 years of driving experience between them, and my father is the only one to be stopped for a moving violation (notice that I clarified "stopped", not "ticketed"), and that was when he was 16 for rolling a stop sign once. Do my parents ever exceed the speed limit? Sure, they'll exceed the speed limit to not cause a disturbance in traffic flow, if needed (but still are one of the slower vehicles), but that's the way it should be. Someone impeding traffic is as bad / worse as someone driving like a maniac. Most people that refer to "not speeding", as been brought up, are referring to not traveling at a speed that will cause you to be targeted by LEO for a citation.

    In regards to your comment about a ticket vs a hotel...if a 90MPH speeding citation is cheaper than a hotel where you're driving, I should consider moving. Between the fine, surcharge, "unsafe driver tax", and insurance hikes, a 90MPH citation will easily be $500+ more than a night in a hotel (assuming a hotel room is $100/night).
    Last edited by EJ257; 03-21-2013 at 03:54 PM.
    2005 WRX STi (Mods | Virtual Dyno)

    Resident Tuner @ WTF Tuning

    "Never trust anything that bleeds for a week and lives ..."

    UNYSOC

  10. #39
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    South Jersey
    Posts
    107
    I understand both sides of the argument and tend to agree and disagree with parts of both sides as well. Whenever there is a post about radar detectors or anything to imply someone might be speeding people come out and say don't speed and talk about how they don't speed and therefore there's no need. I for one can admit I do speed. But I also always use my turn signal. I don't talk or text while driving. And obey pretty much all traffic laws, but I do tend to drive 10 or whatever the posted limit is as long as it's not in a residential area. Meanwhile people point fingers at people for "breaking the law" while they have illegal exhausts, tint and the list can go on and on for illegal modifications to their cars.

    I don't want to point fingers, but I guess I am, but someone in this very thread made a comment about don't break the law don't and you won't get pulled over and about how long they've been driving without being pulled over. That very same person can be seen in a pic cutting a turn and completely crossing the double yellow lines. And truth be told I don't personally know the person, but I hold him in high regards here on this forum because he's been helpful to me as well as many others.

    I don't need anybody's approval and don't care if anyone disapproves of my actions, but I thought I was on NASIOC for a minute reading some of the comments, as if everyone that drives a WRX only speeds at the track. That being said I'm in the market for a radar detector as sold my last one and miss having the extra protection when I choose to speed. At least once a month I drive out to Ohio and usually leave straight from work at midnight so that way I'm alone on the road and just prefer driving that way. I will continue to set my cruise control to 9 over the limit and arrive an hour earlier than if I was doing the speed limit.

  11. #40
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Miami
    Posts
    109
    i am using snapshot for my insurence and i drive on limit 45 on 45 and 55 on 55
    every body passes me some pass me like i am stand still
    even old people pass me over the limit 10 to 30 miles (estimated)
    one day mercedez suv lady got so pissed off of my 30 miles speed limit driving that she followed me very closely (3-4 feet) i was like what! r u trying to run over me until i flashed her bimbo
    and yet most people says that they drive on limit

  12. #41
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    The ham of Alabama
    Posts
    4
    I am about to buy a Valentine tomorrow unless someone convinces me otherwise. I am hyper vigilant and aware when I drive. I have not had a ticket for about 5 to 8 years and it was for rolling through a stop sign. I am pay about $75 a month for insurance(multilingual discuss count and own two other cars) and want to keep it that low. I see a detector as prevented maintenance. I was thinking about buy the $50 detector that was on amazon but decided to drop the $400 for a valentine since I hope to get 5 to10 years of use out of it. The insurance premium hike I would get would easily justify the purchase. I am going to stay vigilant while driving but want to ensure I don't get popped when on a long trip. I normally let someone else be the leader on the highway but am going to hedge my bets.

  13. #42
    Administrator RayfieldsWRX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    The Old Folks Home
    Posts
    47,034
    I Support ClubWRX
    Quote Originally Posted by rquinn19 View Post
    I don't want to point fingers, but I guess I am, but someone in this very thread made a comment about don't break the law don't and you won't get pulled over and about how long they've been driving without being pulled over. That very same person can be seen in a pic cutting a turn and completely crossing the double yellow lines.
    Okay, gotta step in, here. You're putting enough specific info out there to where this could become a problem, if the "very same person" determines that you're talking about them. Let's keep things non-personal. So far, this conversation has been pretty civil...let's keep it that way.

    I understand the point that people wanted to discuss their favorite Laser/Radar detectors, and not be preached to. Detectors are legal (well, most places that I drive), and you're within your rights to investigate them as an option. The folks that advocate reasonable driving have had their say, so let's just move on, keeping it on topic.
    --Ray
    Grandfather of the Bugeye Mafia
    2013 Subaru BRZ Limited
    2002 Subaru WRX Bugeyebrid Wagon

  14. #43
    Moderator rage-wrx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Yonkers/NYC
    Posts
    10,815
    I Support ClubWRX
    Quote Originally Posted by OneEyedJack View Post
    I am about to buy a Valentine tomorrow unless someone convinces me otherwise.
    The Valentine has worked well for me. It has never given out false alarms for me. The good thing is that even if they come out with a new model,you can send them your unit & for a fee they will upgrade it.

    T0ny
    2011 WRX
    2012 FXT

    The Big 2011/2012 Mod Thread


    Ooh,hang on. That is the throb of a turbocharged flat four engine. A sound which,all over the world,heralds the imminent arrival of a moron - JC.

  15. #44
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    South Jersey
    Posts
    107
    Quote Originally Posted by rage-wrx View Post
    The Valentine has worked well for me. It has never given out false alarms for me. The good thing is that even if they come out with a new model,you can send them your unit & for a fee they will upgrade it.

    A hefty fee though. Upgrading from a v1.7 to the newest is $300 iirc

  16. #45
    Moderator rage-wrx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Yonkers/NYC
    Posts
    10,815
    I Support ClubWRX
    Quote Originally Posted by rquinn19 View Post
    A hefty fee though. Upgrading from a v1.7 to the newest is $300 iirc
    Yes, but think of it as insurance against a ticket that costs about as much.
    T0ny
    2011 WRX
    2012 FXT

    The Big 2011/2012 Mod Thread


    Ooh,hang on. That is the throb of a turbocharged flat four engine. A sound which,all over the world,heralds the imminent arrival of a moron - JC.

+ Reply to Thread
Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself. We strongly suggest that you stay away from using aol, yahoo, msn, and hotmail accounts. Sometimes the mail server blocks the emails from our server. As a result you will not receive any notifications including the confirmation email.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Posting Permissions

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •