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Old 05-08-2007, 09:38 PM   #1541
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hello officers,
i have a question im curious about. I am pretty sure the highway police use Ka bands on I-5 for most freeways, so what is the maximum distance a Ka band can travel? Would my radar detector be able to detect the Ka signal before the Ka radar can get my speed, so i can slow down when it's beeping? oh and also, do you know the distance for the k band to?
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Old 05-09-2007, 01:40 AM   #1542
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i read through 15 or so random pages in this thread, and not a single mention of donuts, coffee, or top-of-the-friggin-food-chain-isms....

i'm impressed :o
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Old 05-09-2007, 02:27 PM   #1543
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what if i accidentally drop a $20 bill on the ground? lol.

how serious of an offense would that be? if i bribed you.... i'm just curious. also how bad is it for the officer to sign off a tint ticket? i'm also just curious.

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Bribing would be bad...think potential state prison time...officer's have the discretion to sign off tickets but must confirm that the changes have been made. (yes, in theory, I could jsut sign my name and employee number on a ticket saying the violations have been corrected when they haven't).
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Old 05-09-2007, 09:27 PM   #1544
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i read through 15 or so random pages in this thread, and not a single mention of donuts, coffee, or top-of-the-friggin-food-chain-isms....

i'm impressed :o
HAHAHAHA I don't really like donuts, or coffee for that matter

And I think that most people who've met me would consider me a pretty level-headed, even-keeled kinda guy. In fact, most people don't believe me when I tell them what I do
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Old 05-09-2007, 09:32 PM   #1545
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hello officers,
i have a question im curious about. I am pretty sure the highway police use Ka bands on I-5 for most freeways, so what is the maximum distance a Ka band can travel? Would my radar detector be able to detect the Ka signal before the Ka radar can get my speed, so i can slow down when it's beeping? oh and also, do you know the distance for the k band to?
thanks
Yeah, we use Ka band. I'm not sure of the max distance that it travels, however on a flat, straight road I can pick up cars over a mile out. But we did just get a couple of lidar units here and there across the state

Depending on how the officer is using his radar unit you might be hosed when you start beeping or not. If the officer is using it properly (visual estimation first) then by the time it goes off, you're probably already in his window. However, if he is using it incorrectly (driving around with it transmitting), then when it goes off you might have time to slow down.

For your third question, I have no idea about K band. In fact, I don't think many agencies still use it. Don't quote me on that, though!
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Old 05-11-2007, 08:01 PM   #1546
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Yeah, we use Ka band. I'm not sure of the max distance that it travels, however on a flat, straight road I can pick up cars over a mile out. But we did just get a couple of lidar units here and there across the state

Depending on how the officer is using his radar unit you might be hosed when you start beeping or not. If the officer is using it properly (visual estimation first) then by the time it goes off, you're probably already in his window. However, if he is using it incorrectly (driving around with it transmitting), then when it goes off you might have time to slow down.

For your third question, I have no idea about K band. In fact, I don't think many agencies still use it. Don't quote me on that, though!
thanks for your response sir,
i am traveling to L.A from San jose and going to use I-5. What do you recommend i do to avoid a speeding ticket . Can you give me some advice how the highway patrol works around that area. By the way i have a radar detector. The obvious answere is dont speed, and i usually dont but a straight road for miles and miles, it's hard to keep the limit. Im not a crazy speeder, it's just 5-10 mph over.
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Old 05-11-2007, 11:13 PM   #1547
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Hi just wondering what if there is no signature on the ticket....i was given the "e pad" and just looked at it and handed back to him....and what if u dont sign with ur usual signature? ( i just wrote a D) thanks!
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Old 05-12-2007, 03:39 PM   #1548
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thanks for your response sir,
i am traveling to L.A from San jose and going to use I-5. What do you recommend i do to avoid a speeding ticket . Can you give me some advice how the highway patrol works around that area. By the way i have a radar detector. The obvious answere is dont speed, and i usually dont but a straight road for miles and miles, it's hard to keep the limit. Im not a crazy speeder, it's just 5-10 mph over.
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5-10 over won't even get you looked at up here in the sticks. As long as you don't d something crazy/stupid like pass one of us you should be fine. There are spots that you're going to be tempted to go faster, but just ignore those temptations... Remember that there's safety in numbers, too. If you're in a big pack of cars that's going 80-85 you're alot less likely to get pulled over than if you're out by yourself. I know that that seems backwards, but that's kind of how it works.
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Old 05-12-2007, 03:41 PM   #1549
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Hi just wondering what if there is no signature on the ticket....i was given the "e pad" and just looked at it and handed back to him....and what if u dont sign with ur usual signature? ( i just wrote a D) thanks!
Your signature is supposed to match what's on your license. But, as long as it's not Donald Duck or something crazy like that, whatever you sign will work. As long as he/she remembers you if you go to court, then it won't really matter what you signed.
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Old 05-12-2007, 10:34 PM   #1550
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Any legal methods in getting front window tints?

If you have a medical condition where your skin is extremely sensitive to the sun, is there a way to get front window tints? Obviously this would have to be proven by a doctor, but is there a form a doctor can fill out, or a prescription you can carry stating you need front tints?
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Old 05-13-2007, 01:18 AM   #1551
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Not sure what was going on but t'was spooky

I was bookng up the 5 one night in the fast lane, and accidently pulled up behind a CHiPendale will doing 85-ish. I thought I was toast, but he did not pull me over. So I continued to trail him a few car lengths back doing 85-ish and he still did not pull me. Then every once in awhile my detector would alert Ka band and I would slow down and it appeared he'd slow down too. Then he'd speed up, and then I'd speed up. We did this dance a few more times, but I never got pulled. What was up with that?
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Old 05-13-2007, 01:25 AM   #1552
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i have another question. let's say a chp is going 90 on I-5 without his siren on, can i follow him around the same speed? Whenever i see a cop going real fast on the freeway, i get excited and follow him, a wierd habit.
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Old 05-13-2007, 02:18 AM   #1553
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If you have a medical condition where your skin is extremely sensitive to the sun, is there a way to get front window tints? Obviously this would have to be proven by a doctor, but is there a form a doctor can fill out, or a prescription you can carry stating you need front tints?
With the doctors note you can get tint applied to the front windows legally. However, there is a stipulation. The tint has to be removeable during the hours of darkness. So it has to be a static-cling affixed tint, no adhesive. For the most part as long as you have the note, and you get something not too dark (35-50%) you should be fine. Just remember that you COULD still get a ticket.


Oh yeah, it's tint, not tints...
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Old 05-13-2007, 02:20 AM   #1554
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I was bookng up the 5 one night in the fast lane, and accidently pulled up behind a CHiPendale will doing 85-ish. I thought I was toast, but he did not pull me over. So I continued to trail him a few car lengths back doing 85-ish and he still did not pull me. Then every once in awhile my detector would alert Ka band and I would slow down and it appeared he'd slow down too. Then he'd speed up, and then I'd speed up. We did this dance a few more times, but I never got pulled. What was up with that?
Chances are that he was shooting radar for opposite direction traffic. Your detector would go off every time that he changed from the front antenae to the rear to double check which car was speeding. Did he ever turn through the center divide and take off in the opposite direction?

If you remember, what day and time was it, and where were you?
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Old 05-13-2007, 02:22 AM   #1555
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i have another question. let's say a chp is going 90 on I-5 without his siren on, can i follow him around the same speed? Whenever i see a cop going real fast on the freeway, i get excited and follow him, a wierd habit.
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That's a really bad habit that's going to land you a ticket! You COULD follow him around, but you're going to draw a lot of attention to yourself that you might just not want. Like what we've talked about before, just because the lights/siren aren't on doesn't mean that there isn't a reason to speed. I know it's off topic from what you're asking, but that's probably the next question
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Chances are that he was shooting radar for opposite direction traffic. Your detector would go off every time that he changed from the front antenae to the rear to double check which car was speeding. Did he ever turn through the center divide and take off in the opposite direction?

If you remember, what day and time was it, and where were you?
What you described seems to be spot on.

I'm pretty sure he must have saw me tailing him though. I guess it was just my lucky day (night).

I vaguely remember the specifics of the time/day/location.
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Old 05-13-2007, 03:02 AM   #1557
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What's up with those new handheld radar guns that some ChiPers are using? And are those the handheld devices that print out the ticket as well?

Saw one the other day and my Escort didn't even chirp once?
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Old 05-13-2007, 11:30 AM   #1558
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That's a really bad habit that's going to land you a ticket! You COULD follow him around, but you're going to draw a lot of attention to yourself that you might just not want. Like what we've talked about before, just because the lights/siren aren't on doesn't mean that there isn't a reason to speed. I know it's off topic from what you're asking, but that's probably the next question
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Old 05-14-2007, 07:35 PM   #1559
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I saw a car today with a what looked like a great solution to the "front license plates are ugly on an e46" issue. He had removed the front license plate holder leaving the black european bumper trim. From that trim, he cut out a spot wide enough to put the plate. Of course the plate is too tall to fit in that space. So he had then cut the plate so that only the numbers remained with no top or bottom. He put the middle, with the numbers in that trim spot. It looked great.

So it looked like

headlightsgrillegrillegrillegrillegrilleheadlights
bumperbumperbumperbumperbumperbumper
blackblackblack| 7abc999 | blackblackblack
bumperbumperbumperbumperbumperbumper
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So, is this legal?
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Old 05-15-2007, 01:17 AM   #1560
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What's up with those new handheld radar guns that some ChiPers are using? And are those the handheld devices that print out the ticket as well?

Saw one the other day and my Escort didn't even chirp once?
You'll only get a chirp if he shoots it at ya. I can drive a few feet right by them and if they aren't shooting right at me, then no chirp. That only happens with lidar though.
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