New to the forums here. I have a question regarding if I should even buy a radar detector in Houston. I travel mainly Houston PD patrolled roads (highways specifically 59 Kingwood to University of Houston) and from most of the research I've done laser is what is used.
My question is should I even bother buying one? I know its rare to receive laser scatter to alert you before hand but for those who have driven in Texas what is the laser to radar rate? If its over 80% laser on the highways I'm guessing it would be a $399 investment to let me know when I'm getting a ticket. I'm not looking to invest in a laser jammer (I may be wrong but aren't they $1000+ for the good ones?) since I should just slow down anyways. Then again one saved ticket almost pays off for the V1 assuming court costs + defensive driving / paying off the ticket.
[Edit] One more question, several officers I have talked to have stated if they see a radar detector in the windshield your chance of a warning goes out the window. Anybody able to disprove this?
If anybody could shed any insight, it would be greatly appreciated!