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Posted: 8/27/2021 7:12:00 PM EDT
Its been a long while since I had a radar detector and im sure technology has changed greatly. Any of y’all running one with success? Which kind? My commute has me spending 100 miles/ day on 75 north of ATL so id like to speed it up a bit.
Link Posted: 8/27/2021 7:44:45 PM EDT
I ran radar detectors for 30 years. No more - too many false signals from the new safety sensors and fancy cruise controls on cars. WAZE is your friend - police locations normally updated constantly
Link Posted: 8/27/2021 7:58:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/27/2021 8:00:33 PM EDT by Brandi]
The technology hasn't actually changed much.  Any quality detector that has the standard X, K, KA and laser will work.  Valentine and Uniden are good choices but the best is probably the Escort Redline 360 in my opinion.  Although I've always been a fan of Escort detectors.  I still occasionally use my old Whistler and it still works great.

The advantage of the new detectors is less the actual original detector technology and more the compatibility with phone apps.  There's a whole lot of stuff they can do now when paired with a phone.  I rarely have need of a RD so I never researched what the new ones can do but it might be worthwhile if you're looking to invest in a new one.  I did read that something some of the new ones can do is identify false signals and then the next you go by it ignores that signal.  That's an awesome improvement in my opinion.
Link Posted: 8/27/2021 8:30:37 PM EDT
I appreciate those responses!
Link Posted: 8/28/2021 2:41:42 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Brandi:
The advantage of the new detectors is less the actual original detector technology and more the compatibility with phone apps.  There's a whole lot of stuff they can do now when paired with a phone.
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I was about to post something similar.  I run a Valentine One in "dark" mode and have alerts display on my smartphone, which I have just below dash level.  The app I'm using (YAV1) puts the display in the background and displays the alerts on top of whatever app happens to be displayed at the moment, using a transparent overlay.
Link Posted: 8/28/2021 3:24:47 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/30/2021 10:46:31 AM EDT
The state patrol has lasers as do many counties . You can thank State Farm for starting that trend. State Farm "donated" the first lasers used by the state patrol. I am sure they did not raise rates of customers who got tickets with those lasers.
Link Posted: 8/30/2021 2:34:03 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By whiskerz:
The state patrol has lasers as do many counties . You can thank State Farm for starting that trend. State Farm "donated" the first lasers used by the state patrol. I am sure they did not raise rates of customers who got tickets with those lasers.
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Now that is just nefarious.  Lasers weren't around when I wore a badge but I've since seen them in action.  Unfortunately, from what I've seen, if your detector alerts on laser it's basically just telling you to get ready to sign the ticket.  

Mine only went off a couple of times in OK.  Both times were PD lasing cars from an overpass.  They had a whole string of motorcycle officers parked on top of the overpass with one officer (he had a car) remaining stationary running the laser.  When they tagged someone speeding the first motorcycle in line would peel off and chase that car down.  Then when he was done he'd come back and get to the back of the line.  That way they could tag a staggering number of speeding vehicles as fast as they could lase them.  Pretty clever I have to admit.

Fortunately for me, both times the laser got me I was doing the speed limit.  First the detector made the laser alert it scared the crap out of me because it's a way different alert than the radar bands lol.
Link Posted: 8/31/2021 1:54:38 PM EDT
Invested previously in Valentine. Works great but as for laser enforcement, it's a ticket notification device. That said i took matters in hand and equipped the rocket with the laser interceptor. Some optical engineer geeks out of eastern euro makes this thing.

installed with 4 sensors this thing has more than paid for itself 10 times over. i tested it against several brands of laser gun we had at my small agency some years back and it worked great. no "jam" indicator, just no read whatsoever

the rep i bought from is out of florida.
Link Posted: 9/2/2021 7:16:52 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Lightning8:
I ran radar detectors for 30 years. No more - too many false signals from the new safety sensors and fancy cruise controls on cars. WAZE is your friend - police locations normally updated constantly
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GPS enabled detector with X-band disabled soled 98% of these signals. Waze or Escort’s crowd-sourced app works well.
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