I use one in the truck, just wondering if display is effective when riding. Your right if your the solo,lone eagle out front ...your nabbed.I used to have several brands of them..
if you are out front or alone on the road.. they are useless...
they can lock on you faster then you can press on the brakes
Cobra, several Cincinnati Microwave, B n k.
Don't get wrong, my right wrist is not always twisted to the max. The X likes to settle around 70, but I can known to see 80/85 on the needle ever once and awhile. Tickets start at around $100.00 and go up from there,along with your insurance. There is a no tolerance standard around were I live. The cities/towns are back to back and the Leo's have a pen/ticket book almost around ever curve in the road......just trying to get the playing field tipped just a little.Your life ,your rulz,your money....LMAO....
Some states' laws are different too. Places like Virginia, NC, the LEO's had radar detector detectors. If they caught you using one, they'd make YOU take it out, put it under your wheel, and then have you drive over it. Then you likely got the ticket. Probably for littering too.Don't get wrong, my right wrist is not always twisted to the max. The X likes to settle around 70, but I can known to see 80/85 on the needle ever once and awhile. Tickets start at around $100.00 and go up from there,along with your insurance. There is a no tolerance standard around were I live. The cities/towns are back to back and the Leo's have a pen/ticket book almost around ever curve in the road......just trying to get the playing field tipped just a little.
Did I just read between the lines and concluded that you are a police officer?If a police officer is doing their job correctly in regards to traffic enforcement with radar, they have already visually estimated your speed. The radar is a confirmation. In Arkansas the regulations state the radar indicated speed must be within 5+/- of the visual estimation. A clean Doppler tone should be audibly heard which rules out outside interference such as RFI, fan motors, etc.
After enough years, it is seldom that I’m more than 2 off the actual speed of the target vehicle. A couple of things to realize concerning radar is that if 2 vehicles are similar in size and design, the fastest will return the speed. If 2 vehicles are very different (I.e. semi truck vs moped) the largest will return the speed reading. Lidar is a different story since it is very specific and aimed much like a firearm would be at a specific spot like a license plate.
Thanks for asking, but I really didn't know, other than some cases I heard of where the owners got stopped while using them, and what I said before happened, and the results.I did not mean to make you google it for me (while I was too lazy to do it myself). I was just looking for an excuse to strike up an interesting conversation.
Thank you for the link, interesting read and as I expected, this is a thing of the past since modern detectors have proper shielding, minimizing their chances of detection.
While I do not own a radar detector (and actually never have), I just cannot stop laughing at this whole idea of some oppressors declaring them illegal. Love the greedy hypocrisy. A detector warns you of a speed trap, you slow down and follow the speed limit. They hate that. They'd rather you not slow down so that they can punish you monetarily.
OTOH, your phone can inform you of police presence in real time and that is perfectly legal. They won't harass you about it, they won't steal it (sorry, "confiscate") and they won't punish you for having one.