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    Default Getting pulled over with Detector

    Getting pulled over with Detector
    What's the general experience with this? I know it may be less common with a detector. Does it make you more of a target? Are you more assured of getting a ticket? For example if you were pulled over without you may have a chance to get a warning.
    I currently have no detector, no new detector that can be used(I have an old fuzzbuster anyone got a use for that).
    I've been looking at the rx65 and the v1. V1 has the remote display but its still up on the glass.
    It seems from some of the videos I've been watching with the V1 and 65 the V1 hits a little sooner. Im only planning to buy one.

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    You're an easier target without one. I've heard occassions where LEO has seen it on a dash and given a ticket for what would otherwise be a warning for "all the ones you've missed"

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    My tactic is to keep it up high where it can't be noticed as easily, with a slick hard-wire setup so that there's no tell-tale cord dangling down. Keeping a low profile like that is your best first defense, and it can be done with any detector. As for being pulled over, rule number one is DO NOT try to put the detector away when the officer is behind you and can see your rummaging around in the car. The absolute last thing you want to do is give him any reason to believe that you are going for a gun or other weapon. User your judgement as to whether or not he's watching. Once pulled over, some officers will care and some will not. After reading several LEO internet forums it sounds like a pretty even split.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brick
    My tactic is to keep it up high where it can't be noticed as easily, with a slick hard-wire setup so that there's no tell-tale cord dangling down. Keeping a low profile like that is your best first defense, and it can be done with any detector. As for being pulled over, rule number one is DO NOT try to put the detector away when the officer is behind you and can see your rummaging around in the car. The absolute last thing you want to do is give him any reason to believe that you are going for a gun or other weapon. User your judgement as to whether or not he's watching. Once pulled over, some officers will care and some will not. After reading several LEO internet forums it sounds like a pretty even split.
    My buddy who is a state cops says he will issue a citation everytime if he sees a RD.

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    Yeah thats pretty much what I thought. Which kinda chaps my hide. It seems to me the people who drive slow and block the left lane are the problem. Here in Illinois they finally made it illegal to hang out in the left lane, except for passing. But its not enforced, you can run from the wisco state line to Indiana with the left lane blocked and the right lane clear. Ive found this to be more common all over the US now, it used to be everyone knew to use the left lane for passing. Then theres always the ahole who thinks hes the pace car, and slows everyone down on purpose, you go to pass he speeds up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcrX
    Yeah thats pretty much what I thought. Which kinda chaps my hide. It seems to me the people who drive slow and block the left lane are the problem. Here in Illinois they finally made it illegal to hang out in the left lane, except for passing. But its not enforced, you can run from the wisco state line to Indiana with the left lane blocked and the right lane clear. Ive found this to be more common all over the US now, it used to be everyone knew to use the left lane for passing. Then theres always the ahole who thinks hes the pace car, and slows everyone down on purpose, you go to pass he speeds up.
    See it all the time around here. I don't play the games with the person speeding up though. I'll floor it for as long as nescessary to get away from them. I've wanted something like this (http://www.valentine1.com/moments/mom0404.asp) to happen for quite some time, just never had the chance. I laughed like i've never laughed when I read that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by compu44
    Quote Originally Posted by rcrX
    Yeah thats pretty much what I thought. Which kinda chaps my hide. It seems to me the people who drive slow and block the left lane are the problem. Here in Illinois they finally made it illegal to hang out in the left lane, except for passing. But its not enforced, you can run from the wisco state line to Indiana with the left lane blocked and the right lane clear. Ive found this to be more common all over the US now, it used to be everyone knew to use the left lane for passing. Then theres always the ahole who thinks hes the pace car, and slows everyone down on purpose, you go to pass he speeds up.
    See it all the time around here. I don't play the games with the person speeding up though. I'll floor it for as long as nescessary to get away from them. I've wanted something like this (http://www.valentine1.com/moments/mom0404.asp) to happen for quite some time, just never had the chance. I laughed like i've never laughed when I read that.
    Ahhh motorcycles what fun (and dangerous) machines... I hate the winter.

    I can attest that Cagers are that dumb though...most cagers just dont know it yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by compu44
    See it all the time around here. I don't play the games with the person speeding up though. I'll floor it for as long as nescessary to get away from them. I've wanted something like this (http://www.valentine1.com/moments/mom0404.asp) to happen for quite some time, just never had the chance. I laughed like i've never laughed when I read that.
    Yeah that was just too funny, almost sounds made up Can you get away from them in your Escort? :wink:

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    Surprisingly, I normally can. Of course I pick my battles, but it's not like it's something that happens every day (or even every month for that matter). I really don't like the Escort, but I will say that once you're going around 72ish and you floor it, the speed will jump up fairly quick. You can be up to 90 before you even realize it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by compu44
    Surprisingly, I normally can... I will say that once you're going around 72ish and you floor it, the speed will jump up fairly quick. You can be up to 90 before you even realize it.

 

 

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