So I got another ticket after more than a year without one. Thought I had gotten this down, I've been going slower, move out of Southern MD where every Trooper in the state seems to be. But the ONE day I am back in MD I get a ticket for 85 in a 65. I had been cruising since the major highways in PA and central MD don't have much enforcement and its 65 instead of the 55 I'm used to. But I guess I was careless and ran into a Trooper 3 miles from my destination, who had a trap hidden under an overpass and radar blazing. Now I need to figure out if this is a 2 point or 5 point ticket and might just need to hire a lawyer this time.
Then saw a trap on my way back in PA who was behind a mound on the side of the road facing forward hanging the gun out the window facing back towards traffic. Couldn't see him till you were almost passed, and it really annoyed me since he clearly couldn't even see what he was pointing at.
Anyway, so I am pretty sure I finally need to get a radar detector to level the playing field a bit. I'm also seriously looking at laser jammers.
So the first thing I really want (other then the unit to work as flawlessly as possible) is a hidden or at least permanent mount for the detector. I really don't like the was a windshield mounted one looks, how obvious it is, nor how it compromises laser detection. Unfortunately, they are much less common and more expensive. So if I could take a normal unit and dash mount it, that would be great, but most units don't seem to have anyway of adding remote antennas, so this may not be an option. I also just had my dash clock die and would like to put something where it used to be.
I am also really interested in laser jammers. the reason is that it seems that they are very hard to detect until it is too late, and since they are legal I would like to use everything I can to fight back. I don't know that they even use laser in PA or MD though, so I'm not sure that they are worth the added expense. If I do get one, I would very much prefer it to be integrated into the radar detector and not be a whole other device.
Lastly, I would like to spend less than $500, but I will go up to $1000 if I have to (ouch, my wallet). And I am concerned about the few times I go into VA and DC where this is all very illegal, but I figure that a hidden unit will not cause trouble as long as I leave it off.
So I'd like any advice or thoughts you have to give. This will be my first radar detector, and I hope it is the last one I need to get for the life of this car.