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Old 05-15-2007, 04:04 AM   #1561
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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?
Could've been LIDAR. Or they just didn't have the trigger pulled on the handheld RADAR. About the only people who are using handheld RADAR for us are motors.

The automated citation device is something totally different from any of our enforcement tools. I used it for a little while when I stilled worked in West LA. I wasn't much of a fan. It had some things about it that were great, but the negatives far outweighed the positives. At least in my book they did.....
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Old 05-15-2007, 04:07 AM   #1562
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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, is this legal?
Well, I guess that the important part of the plate is displayed, which COULD make it legal. However, it's illegal to modify a license plate since it's technically state property. You can't repaint it, so I don't see how you could cut it to shreds without getting in trouble for it.

I've often thought about mounting it behind the mesh portion of the lower grille on my car It'd still be visible to the front, but not hanging off the bumper.
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Old 05-15-2007, 11:25 AM   #1563
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Thanks for the answer and thanks for putting the effort into this thread. I've found it very helpful.


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Old 05-16-2007, 04:44 PM   #1564
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Frobie, could you please explain the 11-99 stuff? I know what the foundation is about but could you give a quick breakdown of what you or other CHP officers do differently if the car is tagged as such with the plate frame? I know there isn't supposed to be any preferrential treatment but that's always being debated. Thanks!
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Old 05-16-2007, 07:52 PM   #1565
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Old 05-16-2007, 11:35 PM   #1566
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What????????? Where did you hear that?
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Old 05-16-2007, 11:46 PM   #1567
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i may be mistaken but i thought frobie got into an accident and passed away??

Ummm NO!


I spoke to him today and yesterday on the phone!
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Frobie, could you please explain the 11-99 stuff? I know what the foundation is about but could you give a quick breakdown of what you or other CHP officers do differently if the car is tagged as such with the plate frame? I know there isn't supposed to be any preferrential treatment but that's always being debated. Thanks!
In theory, there's no preferrential treatment. However, you may be more likely to get a verbal warning than someone who isn't an 11-99 Foundation member. Or, you might not even be stopped. It used to be that members rarely got stopped and especially rare for them to get a ticket. But, more and more people are joining just to try and get out of tickets instead of donating for a good cause. This has led alot of officers that I know to start stopping and even citing members of the foundation.

I guess bottom line is that if you are looking for a good organization to donate to (tax write-off to boot), then it's a good one. But do it for the right reasons and you won't worry about the possibility of getting a ticket, right?
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Old 05-17-2007, 01:57 AM   #1569
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Ummm NO!


I spoke to him today and yesterday on the phone!
It was just my ghost
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Old 05-17-2007, 01:58 AM   #1570
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i may be mistaken but i thought frobie got into an accident and passed away??
Seriously? How many people on this board even know my name, let alone what I look like, which office I work out of, or even my badge number...

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What????????? Where did you hear that?
It'd be news to me, too
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Old 05-17-2007, 03:37 AM   #1571
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I expect some crust-free cup holders!

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Seriously? How many people on this board even know my name, let alone what I look like, which office I work out of, or even my badge number...
Me, myself and I. Sworn to secrecy, though.





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Oh they're free of stickies, and crusties


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Actually, there's a couple others that know the full info
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Old 05-17-2007, 07:37 PM   #1573
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With Radar and Lidar does size of the vehicle matter a lot in determining speed. I ask because a couple friends of mines have bikes and they said it always picks up about 10 or so under actual. So the other day on the freeway they have those speed signs that tell you, "your speed is ___" and when he passed me, i was going 70ish him maybe like 80-85, the machine just got all crazy a second, flashed my speed a couple times and threw out a 74-68-just randomness.

Are these machines based on any of the same stuff CHP uses?, and if so do u guys bother a lot with bikes, or only the ones doing rediculously stupid speeds.
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Old 05-17-2007, 07:57 PM   #1574
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With Radar and Lidar does size of the vehicle matter a lot in determining speed. I ask because a couple friends of mines have bikes and they said it always picks up about 10 or so under actual. So the other day on the freeway they have those speed signs that tell you, "your speed is ___" and when he passed me, i was going 70ish him maybe like 80-85, the machine just got all crazy a second, flashed my speed a couple times and threw out a 74-68-just randomness.

Are these machines based on any of the same stuff CHP uses?, and if so do u guys bother a lot with bikes, or only the ones doing rediculously stupid speeds.
The larger the target area, then more signal is reflected back to the receiver/gun. Hence better signal, better reading.
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Have any of you personally tested or know the effectiveness of radar jammers such as: http://www.radarscramblers.com/homepage.htm
I'm highly skeptical on how well, if at all, these products work, but you never know..
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Have any of you personally tested or know the effectiveness of radar jammers such as: http://www.radarscramblers.com/homepage.htm
I'm highly skeptical on how well, if at all, these products work, but you never know..
Try here...

http://www.radarbusters.com/support/jammers/Default.asp
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Yeah I saw that, but it's somewhat biased media Imo, they could have a spokesman to say that the products don't work, in hopes that people simply don't get them.
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Have any of you personally tested or know the effectiveness of radar jammers such as: http://www.radarscramblers.com/homepage.htm
I'm highly skeptical on how well, if at all, these products work, but you never know..
I have no idea. I've been trying to get someone with a jammer to hang out for a bit when they make the drive from LA to the Bay Area. No takers yet. If I ever get a taker, I'll let you guys know. They're illegal, if that helps
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Old 05-18-2007, 12:38 PM   #1579
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With Radar and Lidar does size of the vehicle matter a lot in determining speed. I ask because a couple friends of mines have bikes and they said it always picks up about 10 or so under actual. So the other day on the freeway they have those speed signs that tell you, "your speed is ___" and when he passed me, i was going 70ish him maybe like 80-85, the machine just got all crazy a second, flashed my speed a couple times and threw out a 74-68-just randomness.

Are these machines based on any of the same stuff CHP uses?, and if so do u guys bother a lot with bikes, or only the ones doing rediculously stupid speeds.
I personally don't bother with street bikes too much. I ride a liter bike and I know that all I have to do is click down a couple of gears and I can outrun anything that would be chasing me (even the helicopter and airplane with enough determination).

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The larger the target area, then more signal is reflected back to the receiver/gun. Hence better signal, better reading.
What he said...
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Old 05-18-2007, 08:05 PM   #1580
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forbie, are you a CHP around the I-5 area? if so, can you race your CHP with my car? i want to check how fast they are and if i have a chance of running away
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