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    Hi everyone,

    I'm from Montreal, Que, Canada. I must travel back and forth Montreal and Ottawa, Ontario (4hrs) once a week and I don't want to do it at a speed of 100km/h (60miles/h). Radar detectors are illegal in both of these Provinces which means I can't mount one on my windshield, I would need to hide it. I don't know if Ontario/Quebec cops use laser but one thing I know is that they're getting some good new toys to work with ( http://www.radarbusters.com/news/current/cns-2-2004.asp ). I don't know what I should do, if buying a radar/laser whatever would worth it, if yes which one, where do I hide it? BTW, I have no front plate. Ask me if you need any further info.

    Thanks,
    Frank

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    First issue....Ontario (OPP) use a lot of Spectre units.

    No detector to date can beat the Spectre.

    Hopefully this mysterious Brand X that is supposed to be coming out will beat the Spectre, so you may want to wait for that.

    If you don't want to wait.....in my opinion go cordless...that way if you get pulled over it's easier to hide. The Cops can search your vehicle but they can't search you.

    The cops use mostly K band, fairly easy to detector, but there is lots of Lidar in use too.

    As far as mounting goes, sun visor, between front headrest and seat back, depends on your vehicle.....

    Laser Jammers are Illegal in Ontario....so if a jamming code comes up on the Cops gun....you're Dead Meat.....

    Practise shutting down and hiding your detector ( like a fire drill) cause if you get stopped you've got 1 shot at sucessfully hiding your unit. Make it good. Admit to nothing...the Spectre makes LOTS of mistakes, falses just like a detector. If you get any radar alerts shut it down, anything that looks like a cop car shut it down.

    If you get caught expect a hefty fine, confiscation of your detector, and your Insurance premiums to go UP

    The Cops main mandate is to generate revenues for the Politicians (Government)......in the name of Public Saftey of course.... :roll:

    Good Luck.

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    Franky65,

    May I humbly suggest you consider using VEIL as well, whatever you consider doing?

    Since [according to the horn13] the Province uses LIDAR, you can rest assured that VEIL will never cause a jamming code in any circumstance.

    The fact that you don't have a front plate is a real nice bonus.

    I like the cordless suggestion allowing for a quick pocketing!

    Great idea there. Does that suggest the Solo S2?

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    yes i think he would be talking about the escort solo it the best cordless radar detector in the world well maybe :wink:

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    OOOpppsss.....forgot about Veil......Sorry..... ops:

    Us poor Ontario residents must have a front plate..... Shiny highly reflective white with blue trim..... :cry:

    Quebecers are lucky they only have a rear plate..... :wink:

    The weather's getting nice up here....expect lots of Lidar traps,

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    wouldn't be a good idea to use veil on my front lights? and I guess using veil without any detector is useless.

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    the horn13,

    thanks. that's why i am here! :wink:

    franky65,

    veil will work regardless of whether you have a detector or not and does especially well on the headlights and foglights at eliminating laser reflection.

    but, i wouldn't count on my ability alone to visually spot the officer every encounter in [enough] time.

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    yes of course, that's what I meant, thanks a lot!

    I'll probably wait until anything that can detect Spectre II comes out before buying, since I want a RD to be able to speed up a bit without worries, I don't want to get fined 1000$ + the RD itself if I get busted with it. If nothing comes out before june, I might consider buying a cordless one, just like you said.

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    Well, the fine in QC is $500 and in Ont it's anywhere from $50 to $200 (I know someone who paid $175 in 2003 in Ont).

    QC doesn't use Lidar to my knoweldge, and lidar detectors/jammers ARE perfectly legal in QC, there is no mention in the Highway Safety Code. I would download the HSC and the HTA off the internet, right now and read it thouroghly (at least the radar section).

    Spectre's a real *****. If you can wait, go for the Brand X if it's good.

    I have my RD set up so I have a remote switch to turn it off. If you see a police vehicle, turn off the RD. Most RD's are difficult to turn off since they use an on/vol thumbwheel, which is stupid But, if you're Spectre proof, then there isn't much worry. Mind you, it would still be advisable to turn off incase a police officer turns on his radar behind you to take a look ;>...

    The Autoroute 40 / 417 is a real nice road... I know many people go over 200km/h here... not that I would know :wink: :wink:

    Might want to photocopy your plate, and put it over your plate on a plate cover.

    You can go for a remote-mount radar system, but if you're busted you're busted. I run a windshield mount and wear it proudly

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    Don't forget that radar detectors leave suction cup marks! I would mount the radar detector on the dash or on your visor.

    chris

 

 

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