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Tips to Picking the Best Radar Detector

Remember the last speed ticket you received? Remember thinking that you must have a radar detector? Well, life is a little easier, follow these tips when you decide you do not want another speeding ticket to remember. The Internet is the best source of information for most people. There are a number of sites that offer expert testimony about the options and models that best suits your needs and budget.

An interesting fact to consider when deciding to buy a radar detector, there are over 100,000 radar detectors used by the police every day in this country. This number increases to about 20,000 more each year.

The price is also taken into account more people. But the old adage, you get what you pay for, is incredibly accurate radar detectors. When you think of the money is used, when you get your ticket (ticket price for the time off work to pay for it, increases in insurance premiums, etc.), it's worth, that most people spend the more money to buy high quality radar detector.

Do you remember the last speed ticket you received? Do you remember thinking that you should have a radar detector? Well, lives just got a little easier to follow these tips when you decide you do not want another speeding ticket to remember

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got a ticket, passport never made a sound


You may have received a laser hit or a qucik shot on the radar. We don't normally keep the radar on constant - a click of the button sometimes real fast will grab your speed, lock on the display and then the signal will cease to omit.
You may also want to check to see if you are set on city of highway.

Dec 11, 2009 | Passport 8500 Radar Detector

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I was travelling at a high speed and a cop was hiding behind a pillar with a laser gun.My escort suddonly started squeeling loudly (not slowly working its way to a stronger signal/noise level) i emmediately hit the brakes and still got a ticket. There was no warning, as soon as he hit me with his radar i was tagged.


It's called "Instant on" doppler radar. It's purpose is to defeat radar detectors and as you saw, it can. The system is powered down while the cop is sitting there watching traffic. When he sees someone he thinks is speeding he just taps a button and the unit emits a brief burst of radar and shuts off again. And just that quick he's got your speed. There are some radar detectors that say they can detect these too, but I wouldn't know how truthful that is.

Oct 14, 2009 | Passport 8500 X50 Radar Detector

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pramming for cobra xrs 9330 radar detector


Here is a link to Cobra's RD product manuals page:

Cobra - Product Manuals

To the original poster, the officer could have used laser, vascar, or pacing to issue a speeding ticket. The officer also could have used a very quick burst of instant-on radar which Cobra brand radar detectors are notorious for not detecting. The officer also could have used a 35.5 Ka band radar gun. Cobra and other import brands of radar detectors usually have great difficulty detecting 35.5 Ka band radar.

Apr 12, 2009 | XRS-9300CS Radar Detector

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I suggest that you don't use this product. US designed and manufactured RD models have well over 10 times the detection range, and the unbelievably cheap Early Warning RD will merely give you a false sense of security -- followed soon after by a speeding ticket if you frequently speed. Jump over to radardetector.net for some real advise about radar detectors.

Mar 14, 2009 | EW-3005 Radar Detector

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