View Poll Results: What is the primary reason you bought a detector?

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  • I got a ticket and wanted a countermeasure.

    16 28.07%
  • Someone I know had one/told me about them.

    3 5.26%
  • Saw information on a website, magazine, etc.

    0 0%
  • I noticed police use ALOT of speed detection in my area.

    8 14.04%
  • I just wanted one, they're cool!

    23 40.35%
  • Other.

    7 12.28%
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  1. #1
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    Default Why did YOU buy a radar detector?

    Alright guys, just want everyone's opinion on why you bought your detectors.

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    I voted other.

    I had friends that always had them but they never really were a necessity to me. I did get a speeding ticket when I was younger and still didnt cross my mind.

    My g-f transferred to a college about 200 miles out and for some odd reason I went and purchased one. It did come in handy on the 1st and only trip out there.

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    I have a thing with toys small trechnical toys and i buy them for coolness and to toy with

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    Radar Detectors-V1 & BEL v995
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    GPS Camera Locator-Cheetah C100
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    CB Radio-Galaxy DX-949 w/Wilson 500
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    Quote Originally Posted by CLTX11
    I voted other.

    I had friends that always had them but they never really were a necessity to me. I did get a speeding ticket when I was younger and still didnt cross my mind.

    My g-f transferred to a college about 200 miles out and for some odd reason I went and purchased one. It did come in handy on the 1st and only trip out there.
    I guess I could have voted " They're cool" I am like Rob, into electronics. I really dont speed to much, its just an extra toy to play with and its fun knowing whos using the radar and whos not.

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    I agree. I found that once I got my detector, I actually slowed down when I thought I was gonna go faster Just learned that there are many ways to get caught and a few ways to counter them... :?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stealth_ARrOw
    I agree. I found that once I got my detector, I actually slowed down when I thought I was gonna go faster Just learned that there are many ways to get caught and a few ways to counter them... :?
    When I got my laser jammer I actually slowed down as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JammerTests Webmaster
    Quote Originally Posted by Stealth_ARrOw
    I agree. I found that once I got my detector, I actually slowed down when I thought I was gonna go faster Just learned that there are many ways to get caught and a few ways to counter them... :?
    When I got my laser jammer I actually slowed down as well.
    I sped up with my jammer but i will e slowing down now that i had a scary experience where I put alot of trust in my lidatek going 90mph on the nys thruway for a mile

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    Radar Detectors-V1 & BEL v995
    Laser Jammer-Laser Interceptor Quad
    GPS Camera Locator-Cheetah C100
    GPS Nav-Garmin nuvi w/Trapster
    CB Radio-Galaxy DX-949 w/Wilson 500
    Scanner-RS Pro-96

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyVOLVOrob
    Quote Originally Posted by JammerTests Webmaster
    Quote Originally Posted by Stealth_ARrOw
    I agree. I found that once I got my detector, I actually slowed down when I thought I was gonna go faster Just learned that there are many ways to get caught and a few ways to counter them... :?
    When I got my laser jammer I actually slowed down as well.
    I sped up with my jammer but i will e slowing down now that i had a scary experience where I put alot of trust in my lidatek going 90mph on the nys thruway for a mile
    When speeding I just think of a deadly instant on hit, that keeps me from hauling it. I know about rabbits and such but what if you have the rabbit there and he for some odd reason doesnt check him.....then BAM nails you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CLTX11
    When speeding I just think of a deadly instant on hit, that keeps me from hauling it. I know about rabbits and such but what if you have the rabbit there and he for some odd reason doesnt check him.....then BAM nails you.
    Instant-on is scary. Especially at night. Minnesota LEOs rarely use constant-on, and like to get within 100 ft on the highway then BAM! Ka9 alert screams at you. Too bad passive radar jammers don't work and actives are illegal :?

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    Radar was one of the first things i bought when I got after I got my first car (I got tint first)

    I did not even want to risk getting a ticket, I have a lead foot and tend to speed a lot so I think it was a great investment

 

 

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