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    I got caught today in downtown Omaha--casually cruising down a main thoroughfare at 50 in a 35 mph zone...Sadly I wasn't trying to speed, just not paying attention to how fast I was going. The 2 motorcycle cops were literally standing on the road with their guns--pulling over guys as fast as they could write the tickets.

    I was polite and deferential but still got a ticket for 10 mph over. After handing me the ticket, the cop said, "Are these cars fast? I seem to pull over a lot of them." I said in all truthfulness, "They can be, depends who's driving them".

    I may have to invest in a radar detector. I actually don't speed too much except on twisty, turny roads, and I have put off getting one for years. I have had 2 tickets in 2 years, both due to not paying attention and running into a trap. That will put a damper on my activity for awhile...

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    Radar detector won't help you in a situation like that...by the time you know you've been alerted, you'll already have been radar'd.

    Maybe you should start paying a bit more attention instead? It would be cheaper...
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    Download the map/navigation app Waze. User reported...reports...that include speed traps and such. A couple cops nabbing people left and right would've definitely been reported by someone. I don't really need actual navigation, always look at maps if I don't know where I'm going, but I leave it on for the reports.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    Radar detector won't help you in a situation like that...by the time you know you've been alerted, you'll already have been radar'd.

    Maybe you should start paying a bit more attention instead? It would be cheaper...
    +1. A radar detector won't save you from a laser. If your radar detector gives you a laser warning,you might as well just pull over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rage-wrx View Post
    +1. A radar detector won't save you from a laser. If your radar detector gives you a laser warning,you might as well just pull over.
    Not necessarily. While admittedly I have few experiences with laser alerts but I have had laser alerts go off 3 times on the escort 8500 I use in the last year and have never been pulled over. Twice I was traveling around 10 over with about 5- 6 other cars in a loose group and the third traveling about 3-5 over in traffic. All it takes is one beam to touch the sensor to trigger the alert, could even be beam scattering off of another vehicle, it does not necessarily mean they recorded your speed. Just because radar or lidar is aimed directly at your car doesn't mean you are caught. Most systems require the officer to "lock-in" a vehicles speed. if you are doing say 10 over, get an alert slam the brakes and get down to 3-4 over before he locked it in, decreasing the chances of being pulled over and being ticketed.

    Best way to avoid laser by far is just not speed.

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    the trick is to go faster than the laser...somehow..
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    +1 to the slow down/pay more attention comments, as they are both free of charge and by far the most effective.

    HOWEVER, if you are seriously considering a radar detector, I highly recommend the Valentine One. I have yet to be pulled over since my acquisition about 5 years ago (and I do a fair amount of spirited driving). If you like the peace of mind, in my opinion, it's worth the investment.

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    I like my V1. Got a ticket for having it stuck to my windshield. Pretty sure the sheriff had nothing better to do.

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    OK, I could pay attention and drive the speed limit, but what's the fun in that? ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor Jeff View Post
    OK, I could pay attention and drive the speed limit, but what's the fun in that? ;-)
    Where's the fun in paying attention to your surroundings while driving?

    I dunno, continuing to live?



    Seriously though, check out that app I mentioned, I've found it to be helpful. And you can set it to give verbal warnings of things like speed traps that have been reported so you don't have to keep your eye on the phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SKI.WRX View Post
    Not necessarily. While admittedly I have few experiences with laser alerts but I have had laser alerts go off 3 times on the escort 8500 I use in the last year and have never been pulled over. Twice I was traveling around 10 over with about 5- 6 other cars in a loose group and the third traveling about 3-5 over in traffic. All it takes is one beam to touch the sensor to trigger the alert, could even be beam scattering off of another vehicle, it does not necessarily mean they recorded your speed. Just because radar or lidar is aimed directly at your car doesn't mean you are caught. Most systems require the officer to "lock-in" a vehicles speed. if you are doing say 10 over, get an alert slam the brakes and get down to 3-4 over before he locked it in, decreasing the chances of being pulled over and being ticketed.

    Best way to avoid laser by far is just not speed.
    Or the officers just didn't feel you were going at a speed that they wanted to pull you over? More than likely if you are hit by laser, your speed has been recorded.

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    OK, I could pay attention and drive the speed limit, but what's the fun in that? ;-)
    Of course everyone drives spiritedly, but come on...be serious here. There's no point in flying around town between stop signs and stop lights. You just put yourself and others at risk. If a road is 25mph limted, MAYBE you can do 27-30. If it's 35...do 40 at most (and that pushes it in a lot of areas that are 35). If a road is 45, you can generally get away with 50. Why do you need to go faster than that? That's when you run the risk. Interstates is generally where you can cruise much quicker...but stay with the general flow of traffic and don't stand out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    Radar detector won't help you in a situation like that...by the time you know you've been alerted, you'll already have been radar'd.

    Maybe you should start paying a bit more attention instead? It would be cheaper...
    Why would you make this assumption? OP didn't mention if he was hit with Laser or radar, and what type of radar. If they were running K or Ka band radar, he likely would have received warning ahead of time, especially since OP mentions how busy they were with other traffic. If it's laser, definitely going to be difficult to detect, but radar is pretty easy if you're not alone on the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rage-wrx View Post
    +1. A radar detector won't save you from a laser. If your radar detector gives you a laser warning,you might as well just pull over.


    I dunno about that.. the last three times I got popped with laser while speeding I gunned it, exited the highway immediately, hit some surface streets and I was fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcdbrendan View Post
    Why would you make this assumption? OP didn't mention if he was hit with Laser or radar, and what type of radar. If they were running K or Ka band radar, he likely would have received warning ahead of time, especially since OP mentions how busy they were with other traffic. If it's laser, definitely going to be difficult to detect, but radar is pretty easy if you're not alone on the road.
    Why would you make the assumption that it was K or Ka band? Exactly...OP didn't mention. I was only stating in the event of a laser as that's where the conversation shifted. K and Ka band also pick up a lot of pointless "noise" from everything around and aren't really reliable to begin with unless you have a GOOD detector.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    Why would you make the assumption that it was K or Ka band?
    I made no assumptions, which is why that sentence begins with "if." What detector are you using/have you used in the past?

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