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: Cops and radar detectors in VA


ziominix
01-31-2006, 08:42 PM
How serious of a problem is it with cops catching ppl running detectors down here?? Do most of police run detector detectors or not?? I'm in Lynchburg, so if anyone has any specific info, that'd be great!

Swinger
01-31-2006, 08:45 PM
How serious of a problem is it with cops catching ppl running detectors down here?? Do most of police run detector detectors or not?? I'm in Lynchburg, so if anyone has any specific info, that'd be great!
I have used mine for over 4 years and have gotten caught once. Its a $40 fine and dosent go on your record. The only reason I was cought is the cop got me on the highway and i slammed on my brakes so he know i had one. Otherwise its a great investment even though its illegal in VA

runnin9z
01-31-2006, 08:58 PM
Humm im wondering the same thing, anyone else run into problems

ian04rsx
01-31-2006, 09:19 PM
my brother had one when he lived in viginia, and he said when a cop pulled him over he would ear it off the window and throw it under the seat and when they would ask if he was using a radar detector he would say no and since they cannot search your car other than what they can see in the windows without a search warrant they could never say anything about it. Anyway if they do go as far as getting a search warrant then take it out of your car when they search it since they cannot get one in the time it takes to give you a speeding ticket.

S1_Ikon
01-31-2006, 09:34 PM
if you get caught with one its a big ticket.. ..

wgp_hoppa
01-31-2006, 09:37 PM
if you get caught with one its a big ticket.. cause you know those are for tellin you when there is radar and by getting caught with one you bound to get caught and caugt with one by gettign caught.. hope it sounsd right.

that made no sence to me bwahah:dontknow:

cvillersxs
01-31-2006, 09:45 PM
A couple of my friends have them and they haven't gotten caught with them yet. They've definately stopped us from getting pulled for speeding before though. They may be illegal but it's not a huge fine if you get caught with it. Just remember to keep it out of sight unless you're using it.

MameXP
01-31-2006, 10:02 PM
Since this is somehow related. What radar detector that most of you guys used? Which one works the most efficiently? I searched for a radar detector and comes up with bunch of brand. Prices vary alot from $50 to $500. Two brand that are the most expensive that i see is Valentine and Escort.

Any input?

bboy953
01-31-2006, 10:14 PM
fuck da popo,,,use ur radar ,,,lol,,,i never had one never needed one never will get one they dont work for me ,hehe

ziominix
01-31-2006, 10:21 PM
valentine 1 is generally agreed to be the shit The passport 8500 is a good unit as well.

MameXP
02-01-2006, 08:51 PM
bump for the shit

MaK_MachinE
02-01-2006, 09:21 PM
My roommate told me that they're trying to repeal the law that states use of radar detectors are illegal. Here's the link: http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?061+sum+HB1120. On another note, I checked to see if they were doing anything about exhausts and another session was brought up but failed again: http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?061+sum+HB800. I guess they really don't want aftermarket exhausts in va.

ziominix
02-01-2006, 09:46 PM
I had heard about the attempted repeal. However as far as exhausts are concerned, I've seen tons of ppl around campus with loud exhausts, from trucks to shitty cars. So I don't think they're cracking down on that too hard, at least not here.

cvillersxs
02-02-2006, 10:18 AM
Yeah I've never noticed them caring about loud exhausts(there's a lot of riceers up here and they get left alone until they try and race from the lights on the main roads, retards). I hope they repeal the law against radar detectors, that would be a good thing.

peteguillette
02-02-2006, 10:22 AM
this thread is great i am stuck in stony creek va and was not going to use my radiar but you guys give me hope.

how about laws in reguards to having nitrous installed

IceCold RSX TypeS
02-02-2006, 10:40 AM
I usually drive down to NC from PA to see my girl at duke and i take my radar detector off the dash...by the way Escort is the shit....
Tickets are a bitch though my girl's sister got one in VA for $385.....what the hell is wrong with your state.

ziominix
02-02-2006, 03:00 PM
For speeding or for having a detector?!

cvillersxs
02-02-2006, 05:45 PM
I really don't know what's wrong with my state, but yeah tickets are a total bitch around here. The fines are real high for them. Luckily I've avoided getting one so far(not sure how though).

spitfire9200
02-02-2006, 10:11 PM
GOD I hate virginia and it's gay ass laws. I'm moving back to California

RSXWOT
02-03-2006, 10:24 AM
1. Radar ticket is only $40 its a non-moving violation like a parking ticket or expired registration. No points, no record, just cash and they take your detector which is why i bought a $40 one (which by the way works fine- no tickets while using it) cause I don't want a Vallentine or Passport smashed over a $40 dollar ticket. BUT, they can't search your vehicle, so as long as you hide it from site and tell them that you don't give them consent to search (fourf ammendmant) there should be no way they nab you on that. I was pulled over and followed very closely once and the only moment I had to take mine down (I wedge it inbetween a tach thats not in use on my a pillar and my dash so I just unplug and hide it) was when I turned off the road and had him in my blind spot. But never had it detected with counter technology: THEREFORE I am against legallizing them because the cops will upgrade radar and laser equipment and trapping devices making the radar detectors we have less effective.

2. Aftermarket exhaust is NOT ILLEGAL if it is "like factory equipment." That means as long as the decibel is under the state limit and you have a (sad to say) chambered muffler like, SP2, Exmag, Comptech, Flowmaster, or Magnaflow, you are legally allowed to use them. Just think if aftermarket muffler's were illegal than pep boys would go out of business, they don't sell oem honda mufflers, they sell aftermarket replacements. Straight thru mufflers are illegal because they are not like factory so those tickets are just, but a chambered muffler system is legal and should be pointed out at any juncture of contrast with a police officer or judge.

3. Nitrous is Illegal for use on the streets of VA. That means you Can have a system hooked up but the bottle must be either unscrewed or out of reach without a remote bottle opener accessible with in reach. You can actually own a radar detector but it would have to be in your trunk out of reach with the cord also (basically in a situation that would indicate you didn't just unplug it and toss it), that's why the ticket is for using not owning, its not like possession of weed or something. You can hook nitrous up at the track legally, but it is illegal to use on the road. its just like having a neon kit, can't use it on the road but can on the track.

Hope this helps and for pete's sake when your pulled over for speeding don't answer any questions!!!! I'm gunna post a know your rights thread soon in this subforum, I see too many crsxer's getting tickets and having screwed themselves before the court date by what they say and do during the citation being issued.

Swinger
02-03-2006, 10:38 AM
1. Radar ticket is only $40 its a non-moving violation like a parking ticket or expired registration. No points, no record, just cash and they take your detector which is why i bought a $40 one (which by the way works fine- no tickets while using it) cause I don't want a Vallentine or Passport smashed over a $40 dollar ticket. BUT, they can't search your vehicle, so as long as you hide it from site and tell them that you don't give them consent to search (fourf ammendmant) there should be no way they nab you on that. I was pulled over and followed very closely once and the only moment I had to take mine down (I wedge it inbetween a tach thats not in use on my a pillar and my dash so I just unplug and hide it) was when I turned off the road and had him in my blind spot. But never had it detected with counter technology: THEREFORE I am against legallizing them because the cops will upgrade radar and laser equipment and trapping devices making the radar detectors we have less effective.


I dont know about you but I was pulled over using a radar detector about a year ago and they dont take it anymore. They take it back to the patrol car and write down the serial number and give it back to you. They used to take it for a month or so and you had to pick it up at the station but I dont think that is the case anymore.

Swinger
02-03-2006, 10:39 AM
I usually drive down to NC from PA to see my girl at duke and i take my radar detector off the dash...by the way Escort is the shit....
Tickets are a bitch though my girl's sister got one in VA for $385.....what the hell is wrong with your state.
State cops and FFX cops are pretty much the same people. Never let you off of anything and anything over 80 is considered wreckless

MaK_MachinE
02-03-2006, 10:47 AM
Like factory equipment means that doesn't emit more noise that stock. it says right here "and in constant operation to prevent excessive or unusual noise. An exhaust system shall not be deemed to prevent excessive or unusual noise if it permits the escape of noise in excess of that permitted by the standard factory equipment exhaust system." Aftermarket exhausts are illegal and your illustration of pep boys going out of business would mean all the tint shops in va should go out of business too and so should all the tuner shops such at mach v. there's a reason why people get pulled over for having an exhaust; even if the car is turned off. Why else would people be petitioning to have the law changed to make it acceptable up to a certain noise level?

RSXWOT
02-03-2006, 11:19 AM
I dont know about you but I was pulled over using a radar detector about a year ago and they dont take it anymore. They take it back to the patrol car and write down the serial number and give it back to you. They used to take it for a month or so and you had to pick it up at the station but I dont think that is the case anymore.
having never been caught with one, i made an ass out of me and assumed they took it. thats interesting.

VA cops are gunna cite the ticket for speeding everytime cause VA is a commonwealth and doesn't get funding from the fed so the state rapes every dollar they can. its sucks to stay under 19mph over but its gotta be done.

In regards to the quote of law, I think thats up to interpretation which unfortunately is up to the judge. it depends on what area you are in, i was in ffx for 2 years so i know what that court system is like, i think you can still have a case with a chambered set up, besides, breaking vtec with an intake can be just as loud if not louder than comptech and other more quiet systems, a lot of the exhaust reviews by members state that. i think the point in VA is not to attract attention with a straight thru muffler that is super loud, i agree it would be nice to mod that way and not worry like Florida can, but since the catback whp bump is so minimal between two muffler systems like chambered and straight thru, i think its worth going with a quieter one is you are still N/A. I enjoy my cutout for optional and extremely efficient exhaust that leaves my stock catback in place, i only open it when i really need to rip into it, otherwise i never get pulled from exhaust. to each his own but the interpretation will be up to the judge and depending on how you defend yourself, particullar since cops don't measure your db's anyway (not that i've seen and they can't make you rev your engine) the noise part of the case can't just be estimated or deemed a certain way by the officer, if you allow speculation into your case you'll loose everytime.

MameXP
02-03-2006, 02:52 PM
So.......


WHat is the SHIT? I want a detector for sometimes but dont know which one to buy.... LOL

I will check my local law here, i hope they cant search my car as you said

RSXWOT
02-03-2006, 09:36 PM
So.......


WHat is the SHIT? I want a detector for sometimes but dont know which one to buy.... LOL

I will check my local law here, i hope they cant search my car as you said
they can't search your car unless there is something insight like a bong or crumpled beer cans on the passenger seat. most people just forfiet their rights and let them cause they don't think they will find something or feel pressured into it with a your going to jail threat but its all bs unless you've done something really serious. to be safe as the officer is pulling you over, before you stop, put it in your glove box as you take out your registration (a good reason to have it organized and accessible) and after you stop lock your glove box, the cop can't take your keys and unlock it, and if you tell the cop that you do not give them consent to search and they still do it will be thrown out cause he violated the fourf, no illegal searches and seizures. the only time they can is if they have probable cause and saying they saw you brake rapidly and guessing you had a detector isn't probably cause, its speculation, don't let a cop scare you into saying anything during a ruitine traffic stop, if you were going under 19 over and weren't racing, there is nothing worse than a ticket for 19 over the cop can give you, don't let jail threats make you fold and forfeit your rights of silence and no searches. again, i'm gunna make a thread to address all these issues legally over the weekend and have it end with a paragraph that people can cut and paste into a word processor and print on a business card size piece of paper, it will be what you hand the cop with your license stating you understand your rights and won'd answer any q's etc. and will just speed up the process for you while protecting your ability to fight a ticket if issued later. more on that later. get a detector!

tbassuva
02-03-2006, 10:07 PM
There is at least one radar detector detector patrolling Lynchburg (and likely more), since I know someone who was ticketed in that manner.

RSXWOT
02-04-2006, 12:45 AM
There is at least one radar detector detector patrolling Lynchburg (and likely more), since I know someone who was ticketed in that manner.
I will thoroughly post any experiance I have with that radar detector detector for the greater good, I have been here for about 3 months (but 2.5 yrs in va total 2 1/4 in ffx with my rd), my RD has been on the entire time and I feel like I have passed every cop in Bedford and Cambell County, but nothing yet. I even have 3 ct dates in february alone, and none of them (one a st. trooper) had any sense I had a detector (all for tags and shit). Again I say, I'll cross that bridge when I get to it, but a cop better throw me in jail, get a warrant to search my rsx from a judge, and try and convict me in court within 24hr's of holding me without charge to convict me of using a radar detector, aint gunna happen. I welcome the cop who thinks I will forfeit my rights to him to search my car...

'bryan'
02-07-2006, 12:09 AM
Very informative RSXwot, thanks.

rsx5spd02
02-07-2006, 01:53 PM
So.......


WHat is the SHIT? I want a detector for sometimes but dont know which one to buy.... LOL

I will check my local law here, i hope they cant search my car as you said

no police officer can search your car without a warrent or probable cause (he sees something illegal inside)

oh and yea cops have radar detector detectors

Swinger
02-07-2006, 02:37 PM
so if you have Tint on your car and you know its illegal, can they search your car? Or by illegal do you mean it has to be something like crushed beer cans or an illegal substance

RSXWOT
02-07-2006, 06:43 PM
so if you have Tint on your car and you know its illegal, can they search your car? Or by illegal do you mean it has to be something like crushed beer cans or an illegal substance
no, tint is not probably cause to search your ride, its like having a tail light out, its just another reason to get pulled over and get a ticket
no police officer can search your car without a warrent or probable cause (he sees something illegal inside)

oh and yea cops have radar detector detectors
yeah, but my radar detector has a button for anti-radar detector detectors so they can't detect my radar detector. who's on second?

Swinger
02-08-2006, 07:18 AM
oh and yea cops have radar detector detectors
Just make sure that your detector has VG2 immunity when you buy it. That is the device in the detector which does not allow cops to know you are using a radar detector. All of the higher end name brands should have it: Bel, Escort, Valentine

RSXWOT
02-08-2006, 01:48 PM
Just make sure that your detector has VG2 immunity when you buy it. That is the device in the detector which does not allow cops to know you are using a radar detector. All of the higher end name brands should have it: Bel, Escort, Valentine
my $40 Whistler has it! thank you Best Buy in Bethesda, MD! Although someone said that cops don't use VG2 anymore, they appearently use something called Scepter, but that may have been a Cali thing, not VA, not sure.
when i was bartending at the Rio Grande Cafe in Reston towncenter, i had some guests and we started talking law enforcement and i mentioned radar detectors and said that a previous guest mentioned that there were only 4 cruiser's fitted for detecting radar detectors, the guest i had then said, "oh i can Assure you there are alot more than that" so take that with a grain of salt from 2yrs ago, but i've never ran into a detector by the cop, if they try the why'd you brake when i radared you question, just say you saw a squirrel run out in front your car etc.

Swinger
02-08-2006, 01:52 PM
Although someone said that cops don't use VG2 anymore, they appearently use something called Scepter, but that may have been a Cali thing, not VA, not sure.
Yeah I have heard the same thing. I dont believe any radar detector has the technology yet to get by this police detector. All still have vg2 or older

rensoyka
02-08-2006, 02:14 PM
Here in Ontario, the OPP have over 200 Spectre II detectors, and I expect they will become more widespead in the US shortly. No radar detector has yet been developed that will counter the technology. It doesn't matter that much in the most of the US, but here all radar detectors are illegal. You'll never know when, because they don't use radar at the same time, they're only looking for detectors. And if the Spectre II goes off and you get pulled over, they will tear your car apart to find it, they don't need a warrant.

DC5 ABP
02-08-2006, 02:54 PM
i have the 8500 passport and it has paid for itself already by saving my ass a few times..def. a great investment

Swinger
02-08-2006, 02:56 PM
i have the 8500 passport and it has paid for itself already by saving my ass a few times..def. a great investment
couldnt agree more. I have been saved so many times in VA that its paid for itself about 10 times over.

2Crunk
02-08-2006, 03:20 PM
they can't search your car unless there is something insight like a bong or crumpled beer cans on the passenger seat. most people just forfiet their rights and let them cause they don't think they will find something or feel pressured into it with a your going to jail threat but its all bs unless you've done something really serious. to be safe as the officer is pulling you over, before you stop, put it in your glove box as you take out your registration (a good reason to have it organized and accessible) and after you stop lock your glove box, the cop can't take your keys and unlock it, and if you tell the cop that you do not give them consent to search and they still do it will be thrown out cause he violated the fourf, no illegal searches and seizures. the only time they can is if they have probable cause and saying they saw you brake rapidly and guessing you had a detector isn't probably cause, its speculation, don't let a cop scare you into saying anything during a ruitine traffic stop, if you were going under 19 over and weren't racing, there is nothing worse than a ticket for 19 over the cop can give you, don't let jail threats make you fold and forfeit your rights of silence and no searches. again, i'm gunna make a thread to address all these issues legally over the weekend and have it end with a paragraph that people can cut and paste into a word processor and print on a business card size piece of paper, it will be what you hand the cop with your license stating you understand your rights and won'd answer any q's etc. and will just speed up the process for you while protecting your ability to fight a ticket if issued later. more on that later. get a detector!

This might be off topic but my friend was pulled over one day in his dads car. He had a dime bag on him but it was locked in the glove compartment with nothing in sight for ex pipe, bong, paraphanalia (spelling). The cop was a UC cop n without even asking he searched the car and even took the keys from my friend and unlocked the glove compartment finding wat was hiden in there. So wat can u do if the cop takes ur keys n starts unlocking shit n searching your car without permission?

RSXWOT
02-08-2006, 09:17 PM
This might be off topic but my friend was pulled over one day in his dads car. He had a dime bag on him but it was locked in the glove compartment with nothing in sight for ex pipe, bong, paraphanalia (spelling). The cop was a UC cop n without even asking he searched the car and even took the keys from my friend and unlocked the glove compartment finding wat was hiden in there. So wat can u do if the cop takes ur keys n starts unlocking shit n searching your car without permission?
the only time a cop can search without the obvious insight probable cause, is with a drug canine unit, if he didn't have one, than I suspect the UC has had prior tips on his dad's car being involved in something illegal or just violated the 4th ammendmant and got lucky with something to show for it or your friend some how gave his consent for the officer to search, but that doesn't seem indicitive.

interms of what can you do... you can show up in court and have it dismissed on the flagrant (sp) disregard to the 4th ammendment, No illegal searches and seizures. That was an illegal search from the info you gave me, anything found during that search will be dismissed as evidence. Although I'd highly recommend bringing a lawyer into this one to be able to jump on any legal jargon the cop or judge throws at the defendant and after the case is dropped have the lawyer get the legal charges from the state.

RSXWOT
02-08-2006, 09:18 PM
couldnt agree more. I have been saved so many times in VA that its paid for itself about 10 times over.
seems like mine has paid for itself in avoided tickets times as many days as i've driven with it:driving:

2Crunk
02-08-2006, 09:55 PM
the only time a cop can search without the obvious insight probable cause, is with a drug canine unit, if he didn't have one, than I suspect the UC has had prior tips on his dad's car being involved in something illegal or just violated the 4th ammendmant and got lucky with something to show for it or your friend some how gave his consent for the officer to search, but that doesn't seem indicitive.

interms of what can you do... you can show up in court and have it dismissed on the flagrant (sp) disregard to the 4th ammendment, No illegal searches and seizures. That was an illegal search from the info you gave me, anything found during that search will be dismissed as evidence. Although I'd highly recommend bringing a lawyer into this one to be able to jump on any legal jargon the cop or judge throws at the defendant and after the case is dropped have the lawyer get the legal charges from the state.

the car my friend was driving was a cadillac sts and i guess since he is only 16 driving a car like that the cop had to think somethin was wrong with that picture. I forgot to mention that my friend was in a neighborhood that is known to sell drugs but my friend goes there all the time n isnt a new face to the scene. Even though he had a dime bag he didnt purchase it in public. So the cop had no reason to search besides the fact that he has never seen this kid b4 n the kid is leaving a not so good neighborhood. " the car is crime free except for that incident"

RSXWOT
02-09-2006, 12:51 AM
the car my friend was driving was a cadillac sts and i guess since he is only 16 driving a car like that the cop had to think somethin was wrong with that picture. I forgot to mention that my friend was in a neighborhood that is known to sell drugs but my friend goes there all the time n isnt a new face to the scene. Even though he had a dime bag he didnt purchase it in public. So the cop had no reason to search besides the fact that he has never seen this kid b4 n the kid is leaving a not so good neighborhood. " the car is crime free except for that incident"
ok. no new evidence, meet up in court and get that dismissed. the UC was violating his rights, nothing should come of this. Remember if you don't know, a Judge does not practice law, he interprets law, so if the evidence against your friend is not challenged legally when it is wrong, the judge interprets the situation as such, you need to have your friend either knowledgable of the law to make sure the judge interprets it correctly, or your friend may be convicted of some BS like so many people are who don't know their rights or have someone stand up for them legally

viva
02-09-2006, 08:56 PM
Here in Ontario, the OPP have over 200 Spectre II detectors, and I expect they will become more widespead in the US shortly. No radar detector has yet been developed that will counter the technology. It doesn't matter that much in the most of the US, but here all radar detectors are illegal. You'll never know when, because they don't use radar at the same time, they're only looking for detectors. And if the Spectre II goes off and you get pulled over, they will tear your car apart to find it, they don't need a warrant.


are u 100% sure about this?? cuz i wanted to get one of those..:thumbsup:

rensoyka
02-09-2006, 09:53 PM
I have a radar detector I bought on Ebay, it's only for use in the US, don't use it here unless you want to take the chance. I hear the fine can be up to $1000. Do a search on the internet on the OPP and Spectre II if you want more info.

92DeuceCoupe
02-09-2006, 10:16 PM
yeah i used to have a radar detector here at VA tech, the only time i got a ticket was the one time i didn't have it on...i got 19 over, apparently 20 over is wreckless, i was like "man this is my first week of school, i didn't realize from 81 it goes from 65 to 55 on 460"....no mercy.

and yeah, i can't wait till i graduate and get the hell outta the 'commonwealth' and back to texas

RSXWOT
02-10-2006, 07:14 PM
yeah i used to have a radar detector here at VA tech, the only time i got a ticket was the one time i didn't have it on...i got 19 over, apparently 20 over is wreckless, i was like "man this is my first week of school, i didn't realize from 81 it goes from 65 to 55 on 460"....no mercy.

and yeah, i can't wait till i graduate and get the hell outta the 'commonwealth' and back to texas
haven't heard it said better than that:thumbsup:

I've also been thinking. For example, I don't think a cop could give you a ticket for having your car off and parked with your radar detector mounted: they aren't illegal to own, only to use. So as long as you don't operate it infront of a cop, they can't give you a ticket. its like owning a part thats not streetlegal, a cop can't give you a ticket unless he observes you operating your vehicle with it. Just like if they pull you over, they have to have observed you operating it to give you the ticket (if vg2 or scepter detect maybe then the cop has to prove it was your car), seems like bluffing and searching your car against your consent leading to finding a detector would be circumstancial evidence not to mention violating the 4th ammendmant. again, if you can pull it down and toss it out of reach without him observing it, how else can he prove you were operating it (not telling him obviously), now i kinda wanna get pulled and have the subject go that way, but i've been pulled 6 times now locally and once by a trooper and they didn't have a clue (they weren't for speeding though) so who knows, i still think getting caught and forking over 40 bucks is cheaper than getting a ticket for 9mph over =45 and thats not including court costs.

blursx03
05-24-2007, 04:19 PM
I just bought a cobra detector the other day, one of the less expensive ones without all the pointless extra features like using a voice to warn instead of a beep.
The detector claims to be undetectable by the spectre II and VG-2... I don't know how many officers have detector detectors yet, but I haven't got caught with it.
However I know that the Spectre III, could pick it up. So, that makes me wonder if it is in use in VA.
Lastly, a big question, can you be pulled over for a radar detector (no speeding, no nothing), say a cop sees it and pulls you over, can they do that? or is a secondary offense like exhaust and seatbelts?

jayremix
05-24-2007, 04:32 PM
I just bought a cobra detector the other day, one of the less expensive ones without all the pointless extra features like using a voice to warn instead of a beep.
The detector claims to be undetectable by the spectre II and VG-2... I don't know how many officers have detector detectors yet, but I haven't got caught with it.
However I know that the Spectre III, could pick it up. So, that makes me wonder if it is in use in VA.
Lastly, a big question, can you be pulled over for a radar detector (no speeding, no nothing), say a cop sees it and pulls you over, can they do that? or is a secondary offense like exhaust and seatbelts?

yea they will pull you over, happened to me. having it on your record either is not good especially when you get speeding ticket or any misdemeanor charge in the future, its hard to fight it off.

btw i had that radar detector before and it's stupid, doesn't work, you can only detect a short distance it will always be too late by the time the radar alert you, cops wouldve busted you for speeding before it starts going off. dont depend on it.

accordexcpe95
05-24-2007, 05:18 PM
been using Escort passport 8500 for over a year. Never had problems and saved my ass a bunch of times.

blursx03
05-24-2007, 07:00 PM
yea they will pull you over, happened to me. having it on your record either is not good especially when you get speeding ticket or any misdemeanor charge in the future, its hard to fight it off.

btw i had that radar detector before and it's stupid, doesn't work, you can only detect a short distance it will always be too late by the time the radar alert you, cops wouldve busted you for speeding before it starts going off. dont depend on it.

Yeah, I have noticed that. It doesn't warn me until its probably too late anyway. I'm sure it could come in handy, I don't go over 5-10 mph over the limit often, and when I do it only for a short time.