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first off happy new year to all Mopar fans, I ended 2020 with a nice drive in the scat pack, to wet for much speed, not freezing...good fun, last month I managed to pick up a speeding ticket, 97 in the 55 zone, sucks, it got me thinking about ways to defeat the tools being used by the authorities....any suggestions? as for the fine..i mailed it in without appearing in person, way to much hassle..in Oregon that will run you $440. I know that's gas tires farkles ammo i might have had....but I prefer to think in terms of "rearview moment" learn from mistakes, move on. any advise/recommendations welcomed.
 

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first off happy new year to all Mopar fans, I ended 2020 with a nice drive in the scat pack, to wet for much speed, not freezing...good fun, last month I managed to pick up a speeding ticket, 97 in the 55 zone, sucks, it got me thinking about ways to defeat the tools being used by the authorities....any suggestions? as for the fine..i mailed it in without appearing in person, way to much hassle..in Oregon that will run you $440. I know that's gas tires farkles ammo i might have had....but I prefer to think in terms of "rearview moment" learn from mistakes, move on. any advise/recommendations welcomed.
Best advice I can offer is slow down. 97 in a 55 is just well, I'll be kind and say simply wrong.

Because tickets are subjective -- essentially issued on the whim of the officer -- I fight every one.

So for years now I have "fought" every ticket. Every one I have "fought" was dismissed because the officer failed to show. I usually rely upon an attorney (his office at least and someone on his staff who handles traffic tickets on a routine basis) who knows the ins and outs of the court and this is the outcome. I do not even have to show up.

I pay a reasonable attorney fee and sometimes there's a small court fee included but often less expensive than the fine. And then there is the cost of insurance to consider. With the ticket dismissed there is no points added to my driver's license. Might add with points on the license if one gets pulled over the points signal "habitual speeder" and you won't get cut any slack. By the officer. Or by the court if you fight the ticket.

Might mention I've used a V1 for years. Not so much as a get to speed for free device but to remind me to remain aware of the situation at all times and to watch my speed. Even with the V1 I have gotten pulled over. In one case it was the officer when two cars crested a slight rise and his radar gun alarmed he had eyes only for my Porsche, the plain jane other car that was in the fast lane and passing my car and going over the limit to do so, he didn't associate the the radar gun's alarm.

Not supposed to argue but I did -- the officer's mistake was so egregious -- but I did so politely and calmly -- and not this time but once before when the officer essentially said "shut up" I shut up and let the thing play out on the road as it wants to. The time to "fight" is in the court.

At any rate I got "off" with a warning.

Radar doesn't make the car invisible.

Recently resurrected the V1 and installed. Not in my 2020 Scat Pack but in my lowly M-B cargo van. But in either vehicle I watch my speed. Not hard to do. Part of driving a car.
 

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in 38 years of driving never had one thats while I owned a Z28 with a Super Charger on a 427. my 78 Corvette that also had engine swap to a 465hp 427, My GNX, and my TType Limited Rare Edition basically a GNX the Dealer got in as a Specialty Dark Grey and Silver 2 tone with the exact GNX Interior & a 73 ElCamino with a 390hp 327 4 Speed and a Laguna S3 Front end on it.. Lost count making a drive from Tampa Area to Daytona in a Hour or less... While I drove each one hot dogging not one Ticket....
 

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Hi,

I myself have a Radisson Pro-M though did get nabbed by a lasar. Other than that has saved me a few times over.

First thing you should do is call the court and talk to someone, clerk, prosecutor and see what minimizes the impact on your driving record as it all boils down to money. Worse case lawyer up and pay the pipper.

I got a defective equipment ticket on my 2020 unmodified car, you do the math, lol

Good luck with it all

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Jim
 

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If someone is "running radar" by visually picking out a fast mover, then turning on the radar, your speed will be locked in before u can touch the brake. Most police just leave the unit on knowing that those folks with radar detectors will slow other traffic down. Doing traffic is mostly about safety... go 'head, ask me how I know. :p
 

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To second what Razr said...

Knowing your environment is the best detector you can buy.

If you just want to speed and get away with it... you’re just easing the percentage risk of eventually getting caught, and as much as people always want to try and fight it to find the loophole... experiences there will vary.

There just isn’t going to be one right answer for tactics nationwide or even statewide other than “don’t.” If you’re going the route of buying a radar detector so you have some hope of advanced notice during commuter hours when the flow of traffic is 10-15 mph over posted in the left lane so you can drop back, got it.

If you’re hoping that in a situation where you’re one of less than 5 cars in a quarter mile on open highway, it’s going to save you? By the time it goes off, someone already gave you a visual coming around a turn or over a hill, and they’re confirming/denying by reading when they turn the radar or laser on. Maybe if you’re lucky, you had enough line of sight for the detector to pick up someone else prior to that... but that’s the whole reason for using terrain, because that makes it harder for drivers to do that.

Save yer money, slow down, and don’t send it when you have significant blind spots in terrain that don’t give you at least a half mile visibility.
 

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Mine has saved me on surface streets, where I normally go 50, but the limit is 35. A cop behind was driving with it on and I never would have known because I drive the area all the time. On freeways, the long distance alerts of officers sampling traffic is a definite plus. Lidar will always win, however. There is very little scatter, you just need to know where they hide.
 

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I’ve got an Escort 360 Max, it works well, but is not full proof. I got 1 speeding ticket while using it. Coming around a corner where a freeway ends and transitions to a 45 zone. The second the detector went off he had me, no other cars around. It has saved me numerous tickets though. Motorcycle cops in my town have a few spots they hide on sidewalks behind trees, always alerts me ahead of time.

Several of times on the freeway it will signal behind me, I slow down, a minute later Highway Patrol flies by.

It can be noisy on the freeway, picks up all of the speed signs that show how fast you are going. Lots of them in my area, you can program it to ignore certain locations but I haven’t bothered yet.

Overall very happy with it. If you are on the east coast double check if it’s legal, I know DC it’s against the law and a few other states in passenger vehicles.
 

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Kinda makes u wonder how they average 126mph doing coast to coast cannonball runs.. lol!
Radar detector. One or more co-drivers each outfitted with a good binoculars. CB radio. Spotters positioned along the route to run ahead and scout the way. A rabbit's foot. A big one.
 
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