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Thread: R U Alert

  1. #1
    Speed Demon
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    Default R U Alert

    What the heck in the world is an "R U Alert"? It came up on my RD saying that. Nothing unusual either.

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    Yoda of Radar
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    Comes on every now and then on Whistlers to remind you if you are alert. You gotta press a button within a few seconds or it'll say "get sleep dumbass".

    Somewhat similar to lots of European cars that after 2 hours of driving will tell you to take a nap or something. I guess driving the Autobahn for 2 hours you might be a little tired :?

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    I have a whistler with this feature. I've played with it for a while, but never found it to be useful. In fact, I found reaching for the detector (especially when exausted in the first place) to be more distracting/dangerous than just driving (or preferably finding some place to get off!)

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    Yeah, I don't like it, gets annoying

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    It is a feature that you have to turn on each time you wish to use the RU alert feature.

    If you do not need the feature, simply do not turn it on.

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    The idea of RU alert is to keep you awake and if hitting the buttons to "reset" it is a pain, then it did its job. I used it on a long 16+ hour trip to my car clubs convention and , yes it was a pain but it got me over the hump until i got my second wind. It keeps your brain going when the noDoz hasn't quite kicked in yet.

 

 

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