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11/25/2017 9:44 AM

Anyone out there running one and are they worth it? Thinking about purchasing one for my wife’s truck

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11/25/2017 9:57 AM

PW50 throttle limiter ?

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11/25/2017 10:12 AM

KMC440 wrote:

PW50 throttle limiter ?

Hahaha

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11/25/2017 10:47 AM

Best thing I ever did was get rid of my radar detector and stop driving like a fool. I got popped doing 96 in a 50, it didn’t save me, the cop was waiting for me and I got no warning. I got rid of the false sense of security and went almost 15 years without a ticket, or even getting pulled over for speeding for that matter. I still take my liberties but without the detector I use my head about when and where.

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11/25/2017 11:35 AM

I rarely speed, but I like having the peace of mind of knowing where they are miles before they see me. They key is turning off the largely unused X and K bands.

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11/25/2017 12:17 PM

ducknuts wrote:

I rarely speed, but I like having the peace of mind of knowing where they are miles before they see me. They key is turning off the largely unused X and K bands.

Same here and rarely speed. Things changed for the holiday and we ended up going back home to Georgia. Anyways, surprisingly traffic wasn’t bad all the way back to middle TN. Had the opportunity to make up some time and thought it would be nice to have one at night during these times.

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11/25/2017 2:18 PM

JRT812 wrote:

Anyone out there running one and are they worth it? Thinking about purchasing one for my wife’s truck

Save the $$, slow down. Use the $$ from tickets, rising insurance on something else.

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11/25/2017 2:34 PM

Surely they just tell you when you have been hit with the laser?
They were a bit of a thing over here 10+ years ago but never caught on, the sat navs now have fixed points built in and common mobile sites can be added by users.

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11/25/2017 3:36 PM

You have to really like driving fast to offset the cost of the equipment. Radar detector paired with a lidar jammer is what you want.

I use my time behind the wheel to kick back and chill now a days, I'll wish ya luck from the right lane when you blow by.

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11/25/2017 3:57 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/25/2017 3:59 PM

I normally would get my fix quickly. Either getting on the highway id rip the ramp and bang a few gears up to about 160-200kmh depending where then id back off and cruise the rest of the time.

Id also 3 wheel my way around the off ramps.

Inbetween those times im pretty much abiding speed limits on the road and go up to +10 km/h on the highway.

I find the people who drive very fast and aggressive all the time are actually terrible and sketchy drivers. I tend to find if you drive with momentum and know when to change lanes and read lights you get to the destination at the same time

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11/25/2017 5:22 PM

I set my cruise control at 10% above the speed limit and just sit back and relax. It’s actually pretty funny seeing how inconsistent other drivers are. Some guy will come blowing by doing 20 over, then about 15-20 miles up the road I’ve caught up to him and am passing him because he’s doing like 5 under, then a while later he’ll come by hauling ass again only to get passed again. loI I don’t get it.

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11/25/2017 7:35 PM

I run 15-20 over most of the time and have never had a ticket. X band is a waste of time, K band is sometimes a cop but mostly speed signs or road construction signs, though I don't know why construction signs put off radar signals. 90+% of the time I get KA band hit I spot the cop within a minute or so and can usually tell from the strength if they're in front or behind me. I've only gotten a handful of laser hits in the 6-7 yrs I've had my latest detector and never saw a cop after.

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11/25/2017 7:47 PM

Drive 8-10 over and you won't get stopped.

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11/25/2017 9:19 PM

I always heard 9 you're fine 10 your mine

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11/26/2017 6:56 AM

Funny, but big push around here is to give tickets to the left hand lane drivers who aren’t passing or are impeding traffic. One of the best things they’ve ever done.

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11/26/2017 9:55 AM

I haven't been pulled over for speeding in almost 20 years and I have close to a million miles under my belt. I never drive more than 5 over the speed limit anywhere I drive. Depending on trip mileage, the time saved isn't worth the time lost in traffic school. laughing

Plus I can get over 20mpg driving below 70mph in my F-150, but over 70 it drops quickly.

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11/26/2017 10:43 AM

avidchimp wrote:

I haven't been pulled over for speeding in almost 20 years and I have close to a million miles under my belt. I never drive more than 5 over the speed limit anywhere I drive. Depending on trip mileage, the time saved isn't worth the time lost in traffic school. laughing

Plus I can get over 20mpg driving below 70mph in my F-150, but over 70 it drops quickly.

Same here I try and keep the rpms below 2000 on the Cummins and it does great. I enjoy driving more now, don't feel rushed.
The real reason I slowed down was because my better half is more comfortable that way.

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11/26/2017 1:08 PM

Hut wrote:

Same here I try and keep the rpms below 2000 on the Cummins and it does great. I enjoy driving more now, don't feel rushed.
The real reason I slowed down was because my better half is more comfortable that way.

You hit the nail on the head with "I enjoy driving more now, don't feel rushed. "

I don't worry if I have to slow down for a slower car till I can pass safely, nor do I feel the need to run it up someones ass trying to get them to pull over. Watching the assholes going from lane to lane trying to pass, all the while flashing their lights at the car in front of them that's already going 10+ over the limit is nuts here in LA. When I end up next to them in the inevitable traffic jam I get to even have a nice chuckle.

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11/26/2017 1:22 PM

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11/30/2017 11:24 PM

Can cops detect that you have a radar detector?

I heard that the early models leaked radar or something and the cops had radar detector detectors.

That would be my only problem with having one. It's an $800 fine to get caught with one here.

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12/1/2017 8:57 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/1/2017 8:58 AM

Hut wrote:

I always heard 9 you're fine 10 your mine

*you’re

At least you got the first one right cool

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12/1/2017 9:15 AM

hppylib wrote:

Can cops detect that you have a radar detector?

I heard that the early models leaked radar or something and the cops had radar detector detectors.

That would be my only problem with having one. It's an $800 fine to get caught with one here.

Some states don't allow them,. Fine and take your device.

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12/1/2017 9:25 AM

Shit , I guess I can blame my past wrecks for this , but all my buddies flick me shit for driving like a grandma. Ol " Double nickle Jeffro. " Got in a lot of trouble in my younger years with a few bad wrecks and a couple eluding the police type scenerio's.....don't miss those days.

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12/1/2017 12:05 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/1/2017 12:07 PM

Hut wrote:

I always heard 9 you're fine 10 your mine

About 3 years ago, I knew a couple of guys who got stopped on I90 for doing 74 in a 70. Always thought that 5 mph was the "buffer", but there must have been some sort of emphasis patrol going on. One of the guys got a ticket, the other got a warning.

I've always had the habit of "rounding up" by 5MPH, ever since I got my permit. Just remember my dad always telling me that was the unwritten rule. It's been over 20 years since I've gotten a speeding ticket, so it's worked out pretty well so far. That last ticket was for doing 51 in a 45 on Entiat River Rd., definitely wasn't worth the extra 2-3MPH for $150 or so.

There's a few local, barely traveled roads that I stretch things a bit on, but not places where I'm unlikely to know the local law enforcement or their temperament.

I figure that my "slow poke" style has cost me being later to get where I'm going by about 30 minutes over 20 years. I can live with that.

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12/1/2017 6:17 PM

nytsmaC wrote:

Best thing I ever did was get rid of my radar detector and stop driving like a fool. I got popped doing 96 in a 50, it didn’t save me, the cop was waiting for me and I got no warning. I got rid of the false sense of security and went almost 15 years without a ticket, or even getting pulled over for speeding for that matter. I still take my liberties but without the detector I use my head about when and where.

Couldn't have said it better myself. false sense of security. Haven't had a ticket since i got rid of mine 25 years ago. And I was on high risk insurance for too many tickets.

I still speed, I'm just much more aware of my surroundings. And no real crazy moments anymore.

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12/1/2017 6:38 PM

Enlisted in the Air Force in 1976. Oklahoma speed limits were 65 on highways and turnpikes but never had a ticket running 80. Pretty lax enforcement back then. Not much traffic either. My first assignment was England. Motorway limits were 70 but never had a problem busting a ton most everywhere. Came back stateside in 1980 and the speed limit was 55. Just like Sammy sang, "I couldn't drive 55". Lost my license real quick. Needless to say, I had to get around but believe you me...I became the most conscientious, safe, law abiding driver you've ever seen. Got my privilege back a year later but my lesson was learned. I'm NEVER in a hurry any more.

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12/1/2017 7:02 PM

Hut wrote:

I always heard 9 you're fine 10 your mine

APLMAN99 wrote:

About 3 years ago, I knew a couple of guys who got stopped on I90 for doing 74 in a 70. Always thought that 5 mph was the "buffer", but there must have been some sort of emphasis patrol going on. One of the guys got a ticket, the other got a warning.

I've always had the habit of "rounding up" by 5MPH, ever since I got my permit. Just remember my dad always telling me that was the unwritten rule. It's been over 20 years since I've gotten a speeding ticket, so it's worked out pretty well so far. That last ticket was for doing 51 in a 45 on Entiat River Rd., definitely wasn't worth the extra 2-3MPH for $150 or so.

There's a few local, barely traveled roads that I stretch things a bit on, but not places where I'm unlikely to know the local law enforcement or their temperament.

I figure that my "slow poke" style has cost me being later to get where I'm going by about 30 minutes over 20 years. I can live with that.

I hear ya. I think a lot of the variance is due to budget issues $$$$

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12/2/2017 7:41 PM

mxb2 wrote:

Drive 8-10 over and you won't get stopped.

Try that with a speed camera and let me know how that works out

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12/2/2017 7:44 PM

I've had one for the last 20 years . I'll never be without one . The one I have now evendors alerts for red light cameras and it was only $ 250 if it saves you one time it pays for itself

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12/2/2017 7:54 PM

JRT812 wrote:

Anyone out there running one and are they worth it? Thinking about purchasing one for my wife’s truck

The best way to avoid speed traps these days is with apps like Waze. Users report police positions along with other hazards and it's pretty effective for not getting tickets.

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