Do you recommend getting a Radar Detector?

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  1. Lucky Pierre

    Lucky Pierre Well-Known Member

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    Adam Carolla was discussing this and, as usual, he made great points.

    It pays for itself if you can avoid just one ticket. It would be a perfect gift for anyone who drives a lot, especially on the open road, etc.

    I remember I once owned one of these in the early 90s and it would go off every two seconds to the point where I didn't even use it any more, too, to, two annoying. Then you hear all this crap about these detectors don't work because the cop use one band and these store bought models use something else, etc.

    I'm thinking I should get one for my trips to Vegas, etc.

    [video=youtube;VdxiFSbUgd0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdxiFSbUgd0[/video]
     
  2. Vyb

    Vyb serial chiller Gold

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    Yeah I stopped using them in the very late 80s/early 90s because they didn't work well. So embarrassing to get pulled over trying to stash it (otherwise it's sitting on the dash).
     
  3. Lucky Pierre

    Lucky Pierre Well-Known Member

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    PS: if you've come this far, maybe you'll go a bit further.... there is a glass rock under a tree at the end of a long fence in Buxton that has no earthy business being there and that youtube clip is old, his radar detector rant was from a podcast he did the other day.
     
  4. nazdrowie

    nazdrowie Sultan of Sweat Gold

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    even if they were legal around here, I wouldn't own one. just use your instincts out on the road..for example, you look ahead and see a car parked on the shoulder. always assume that it could be an officer running radar.
     
  5. Lucky Pierre

    Lucky Pierre Well-Known Member

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    You always hear about how the police are extra harsh, won't give warnings, etc, to anyone they pull over with a radar detector... I wonder if that's true vs. just us faggots repeating it over and over again without actually experiencing it for ourselves.
     
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    It worked so well with schmoopy.
     
  8. Schmoopy

    Schmoopy Shit Mult Hunter

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    My radar never went off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tiger Woods lied and was stalking me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:cuss:
     
  9. nserafini

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    Don't speed
     
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    My buddy has got one, they still seem like a pain in the ass going off all the time
     
  11. Gomez

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    not for anyone who drives a hyundai
    they barely make it past 49 mph
     
  12. Schmoopy

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    :nojj:
     
  13. GHP

    GHP New Member Banned User

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    I bet naz would like one of those
     
  14. Lemmy

    Lemmy Douchebag Extraordinaire Gold

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    I haven't gotten a ticket in 17 years. No radar detector either. :dontknow:
     
  15. Dave

    Dave Active Member

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    So we need guns and badges then?
     
  16. Artie Laugh

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    Lemmy, How many times have you been pulled over though? Yes i know youre a leo...
     
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    I guess I'm old and boring now; my first thought was, why not just obey the speed limit? Then again, down here in Texas a lot of highways and almost all the Interstates are 70 or 75 which is plenty for me...
     
  18. GHP

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    "Slow down you young whippersnappers!"

    :grouch:
     
  19. Lemmy

    Lemmy Douchebag Extraordinaire Gold

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    Hmmmm, do you think that has anything to do with it? I never thought of that......

    I am an alleged LEO......it is the Internet after all. :toptip:
    I don't know for sure. More than a few but not a crazy amount.
     
  20. GHP

    GHP New Member Banned User

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    I've only had one ticket in 25 years of driving, for failing to come to a complete stop at a stop sign

    Take that fuckers :hat: