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    This whole road is a speed trap. I counted 18 police on the way back to Indiana from Cedar Point last night, and this was at midnight on a sunday night! At one point I was driving along in the middle lane about to pass a group of trucks when my RD went off on K band, so I slowed down and moved behind them. The signal had stayed strong for several miles when a car speeds by at what was probably no more than 75 when all of a sudden a cop pulls out from between two of the trucks and pulls him over. At another point there was a cop on the shoulder with his lights on as if he pulled someone over but he definately was alone and working his radar. Many of the rest already had people pulled over or were just driving along (they can clock you from behind while moving, right?) Thankfully most of them were lazy and my trusty old Bel 906 (I can't justify spending the money to upgrade yet - it does a good enough job for now) was able to see them without any problems.

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    Sounds like it was close to quota time. I'd be surprised if they devoted that much manpower to one road on a regular basis, but I wouldn't be overly shocked.

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    It's Ohio, what do you expect?

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    They use air enforcement on the Ohio Turnpike a lot. I would recommend getting a CB or scanner if you do a lot of driving in Ohio. BTW, mobile scanners are legal in Ohio.

    GTO_04

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    jdoty is bang on. I had the displeasure of driving across the Turnpike from the Indiana line to PA. I must have counted a dozen radar equipped cruisers up to the I-75 and about 6 others between the I-75 and Youngstown.

    Ohio is notorious for highway enforcement. Most of the time, there's enough microwave radiation in the air from radar to fast-fry an inch thick sirloin in 10 seconds.

    Buy a good detector, a CB (thank God for truckers, they know where all the Leo's are hiding) and keep your eyes open while driving in the Buckeye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerry540i
    jdoty is bang on. I had the displeasure of driving across the Turnpike from the Indiana line to PA. I must have counted a dozen radar equipped cruisers up to the I-75 and about 6 others between the I-75 and Youngstown.

    Ohio is notorious for highway enforcement. Most of the time, there's enough microwave radiation in the air from radar to fast-fry an inch thick sirloin in 10 seconds.

    Buy a good detector, a CB (thank God for truckers, they know where all the Leo's are hiding) and keep your eyes open while driving in the Buckeye.
    I usually take Route 2 from Michigan to get to Cleveland, to try to avoid the turnpike fees and cops, did that for a LONG time and never seen a single cop on Route 2 except once it hits highway (it's a 2-lane highway for about 20+ miles I think), but then just recently I've seen like 5 on 2 trips.

    But both me and my buddy (he's had a V1 for a while, I've had m Escort 8500 for about 2 weeks) have never seen anything but laser on the turnpike between I280 (just east of I75) and Cleveland. But I did get lasered twice on the turnpike in one night, and wasn't even speeding. No radar though yet that I've seen.

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    Yeah, Ohio sucks.... I moved here a couple of months back and boy do i hate it. The locals are even worse...

    On the turnpike you can usually see them far away in the distance running usually laser. I have seen some K, Ka instant-on stationary. Also, have encountered X driving radar when I passed a state trooper. I don't like to fly at night cause I will be toast with laser. No jammer.

    Be glad you don't live here. This is my reality as many of the ohio folks can attest.

    Ryan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryanistheroad
    Yeah, Ohio sucks.... I moved here a couple of months back and boy do i hate it. The locals are even worse...

    On the turnpike you can usually see them far away in the distance running usually laser. I have seen some K, Ka instant-on stationary. Also, have encountered X driving radar when I passed a state trooper. I don't like to fly at night cause I will be toast with laser. No jammer.

    Be glad you don't live here. This is my reality as many of the ohio folks can attest.

    Ryan
    I grew up in Ohio, never had any problems, and plan on moving back. Yeah the cops are pricks, but that's nothing that can't be fixed by Executive Order Number 1 when I'm elected governor or president.

    Executive Order Number 1: Realizing that arbitrary speed limits have no effect on traffic safety, and in fact often have a detrimental effect on safety as witnessed in Montana, when the daytime speed limit was re-instated, fatalities doubled. People will always travel the maximum safe speed for the road, weather, and traffic conditions. Witness rural roads with a speed limit of 55 where the road curves, and all drivers slow down to 45 mph as the maximum safe speed, without a change in speed limit. In light of these facts, arbitrary speed limits are now to be treated as speed recommendations, and every speed limit (now recommendation) currently in place shall undergo a complete re-evaluation to determine the true maximum *recommended* safe speed for good road conditions in that area. Exceptions to this rule are areas where exceedingly high pedestrian traffic occurs during specific hours, or visibility is severely restricted, such as school zones, hospital areas, and residential zones where dense trees or parked cars may block view. In addition, reckless driving shall NOT be defined as traveling over a certain speed, and rather be solely classified as maneuvering or operating an automobile in a manner that is inherently VERY dangerous to those around (such as traveling 120 mph through dense traffic and weaving between cars where everyone else is moving 80 mph). It is up to the discretion of the officer to determine what is reckless, and either video evidence or witness testimonials MUST be obtained to convict a person of reckless driving. Reckless driving shall not be considered a civil action, it is to be treated as a criminal action, and as such, trial by jury shall be maintained.

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    Crap... wrong thread.

 

 

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