+1. I'm not sure about Cali, but most states around me have phased to Laser. With Laser, it doesn't matter if you have the detector or not; once you detect the laser you've already been tagged.But you could also slow down a bit. Radar is not going to save you every time.
You need to know how to use a detector properly for it to be useful; it's another tool in your arsenal to avoiding tickets. You still need to know what traffic control methods LEOs in your area use and drive with an eagle eye (spotting potential "hot spots", watching traffic in front of you, etc.), rabbit technique, ratio rule (for every X cars you pass, one passes you), etc. The people who have trouble are the ones who install a detector and go around speeding everywhere because they have a false sense of security.
+1. I'm not sure about Cali, but most states around me have phased to Laser. With Laser, it doesn't matter if you have the detector or not; once you detect the laser you've already been tagged.
Absolutely true! The only time I got a speeding ticket in the 5+ years of owning the V1 was when I chose to ignore all the warnings I was given and all the troopers I saw. Pure stupidity on my part.<< Valentine 1 owner
A detector is only part of the equation for avoiding citations. I'll quote myself from the other thread:
Every CHP has laser now days, NHP, AZDPS and NMHP and 90% of the motorcycle cops. Unless you know their tactics and how they are deployed. Its very hard to beat laser. Even a well rounded radar set up. Say a motorcycle cops radar set up. Your not going to get away on that if he chooses to get you.Exactly.. although around here LIDAR is not all that common because of the cost, and you can usually spot them because they have to be sitting stationary holding the gun out the window, or standing by their car/motorcycle.
Also, laser jammers are perfectly legal since there's no law against emitting IR.. but that's considerable additional cost on top of just getting the detector.