1. Since I use a Whistler, and the volume isn't great, I keep my stereo down lower. I used to have it loud most of the time, but now I keep it probably half as loud, and can hear other traffic better as well.
2. I am more aware of my surroundings. EVERY TIME that RD alerts--even in a known false area--I check my speed, look for LEOs, and check traffic around me.
3. I generally speed less than I did before. Because I am more aware of just how many cops are out there enforcing the PSL, I know there's no such thing as a safe zone. They're everywhere.
4. I used to speed mostly because I HATE being in a cluster of cars, and I would use speed to get out in front of them. It's almost a claustrophobic feeling being surrounded by two-ton pieces of moving steel. Now, though, I always keep a "rabbit," and rarely try to get in front of traffic. I just suck it up, knowing a LEO won't target the middle man usually.
5. Since my Whistler alerts for every *** **** ****ing Cobra around, and most X50s, I tend to drive less trafficked, more open roads. I'll take rural routes rather than city ones, and I'll avoid places where I know there are tons of auto door openers, which are also coincidentally higher traffic. (OK...I'm kind of kidding on this one...but I do take a state hwy instead of the interstate partially to avoid interstate LEOs)
6. *****in' Betty's voice soothes me and makes me relax instead of wanting to strangle people.
7. When I am hit with laser, I know I am busted ahead of time and won't even TRY to argue with Mr. Po-Po. If it's radar, at least I have a chance....
8. I am aware of most traffic safety signs before I can see them, since many use K-band radar to alert RD users to their presence. This is handy in low-visibility situations, when I get the alert, slow even further, and look for the sign.
9. When other drivers see my RD and see me slow down, they often slow down, too. That increases overall traffic safety for at least a short time.
10. Since my Whistler irritates my wife, she rides with me less, which means less talking to distract me from the difficult task of driver. Hee hee hee.
Kind of a tongue-in-cheek thing, but I do see an improvement in my driving since I got the RD. I am MUCH more aware....