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Old 12-13-2006, 11:58 PM   #21
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to make a long story short. Most areas are upgrading to laser guns. once your detector senses a laser, its too late to do anything about it because youve probably already been clocked. It doesn't work the same way as those radar guns. The only time you have a decent chance at fighting the case is if it was raining outside, but in your story, i guess not. and 110 in a 55? wth? even for a split second, there' was no reason for going that fast.
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Old 12-14-2006, 12:24 AM   #22
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I personally don't think most of the radar detectors are accurate. I bought a brand new Valinetine One a few months ago. I don't always trust this thing.
I had experienced this before, cops were sitting on the median, I passed by and my Valinetine One never goes off.
Please drive careful, watch for people pulling out in front of you and going 20MPH.
hope your ticket would'nt costs you a couple weeks of your paycheck....
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Old 12-14-2006, 02:32 AM   #23
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I have the Bel Rx-65 and the Laser dector works for me. I don't have my Bel hardwire so it's in a different placement.

I have it placed about halfway down the windshield under the rearview mirror.

I find it to work better with that placement. In your picture, you might not able to get readings from the rear of your car from a laser.

The Bel has saved my bacon plenty of times.
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Old 12-14-2006, 06:46 PM   #24
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I personally don't think most of the radar detectors are accurate. I bought a brand new Valinetine One a few months ago. I don't always trust this thing.
I had experienced this before, cops were sitting on the median, I passed by and my Valinetine One never goes off.
Please drive careful, watch for people pulling out in front of you and going 20MPH.
hope your ticket would'nt costs you a couple weeks of your paycheck....
Well, they are radar detectors, not cop detectors right? Cops don't always run their radars. You still need to use your eagle eyes =].
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Old 03-27-2013, 03:36 PM   #25
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Why you got a ticket.

Just browsing around and saw you were having trouble. I can help.

First, LEOs target headlights and license plates with their laser guns. Put your sensors as close to these locations as possible. Your unit is likely mounted way to high.

Second, order some "Veil" stealth coating. Coat your plates and headlights.

Third, BEL and Escort have the best detectors, but laser is instant on. Hard to get a warning with most other detectors, but I have an STI Driver and it performs very well.

Fourth, black out your headlights ... less reflective surfaces.

Fifth, black out chrome ... chrome is also very reflective.

Notice black black black. Drive a black car if you can. Just some helpful advice. Hope it helps.

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Old 03-27-2013, 04:37 PM   #26
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Old 03-29-2013, 04:46 AM   #27
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Doesn't your detectors sound off incremently from a weak signal to a stronger solid signal depending on the distance? Once I hear a weak signal from ahead of me, I always slow down.

And I bet you guys can avoid tickets by using common sense. If you're the first car in front of everyone don't speed over 10mph above speed limit.

I haven't been ticketed in over 10 years but do a lot of 100mph runs. Just saying..
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:33 AM   #28
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Laser is hit or miss. No distance gauge. 100ft - 1000ft pegs the same full alert...range excellent with Bel and Escort.

I have noticed that my bell rx75 does glitch at start up once in a while with a KA full peg using "fast start" setting.
It doesnt give "falses" it just starts up and won't stop freaking out with variable KA readings.
Need to disconnect power for 10 sec and restart to clear.

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