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Speeding and Detectors (no Q content)
<<A word to the wise, vigilance is still the best way to avoid speeding
tickets. In fact, I gave up on radar detectors a couple of years ago.
Haven't had a speeding ticket since.>>
I don't think this point can be stressed enough. I, too, gave up
detectors for several years, finding they lulled me into a false
sense of security. Then I got popped from a well-hidden radar
trap on I95 in VA... unusual since VA troopers are usually very
unsophisticated in radar use. Even a cheap (but illegal in VA!)
detector would have saved me... vigilance would not have.
Only ticket I've ever been "convicted" of! (Fighting DOES work!)
So, I bought the V-1... BUT, I use it only as a backup to careful
driving. There are many times I've been overtaken by
(or worse, have almost overtaken) unmarked cars _without_
a bubblegum machine. (10-4 good buddy?)
As to outbraking radar or successfully detecting laser
in enough time, I still maintain it's rare that you'll be
successful. You have to hope to pick up scatter from
other targets ahead... a real long shot with laser IMHO.
Best rule of thumb: if alone on the highway...
don't speed excessively.
Drive smart! Lots of good books on the subject.
Lake Mills, WI