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Radar/Laser Detector

I was thinking of buying a radar/laser detector and didn't know what is the best bang for my buck is. I was looking at the Cobra's since there on the cheap side. My budget is $200.
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The best laser and radar detector is built in to your car already. Drive over the speed limit, and if you see flashing blue and red lights in your rear view mirror, you've detected radar or lidar (I don't know how you detect lasers for $200).

And it should cost less than $200. After that, drive the speed limit everywhere and it won't be a problem.
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I used to depend on my personal knowledge of known speed trap locations and the flashing of head lights by oncoming traffic but it seems no one does that sort of thing anymore. Wonder why not?

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I used to depend on my personal knowledge of known speed trap locations and the flashing of head lights by oncoming traffic but it seems no one does that sort of thing anymore. Wonder why not?
I still flash lights.

One night, while driving up I 75 I flashed my lights at a herd of cars going south toward two State cruisers. One flashed back his blue bar. Didn't turn around, just flipped it on for a sec.

I really hope he didn't get a ticket.


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Detectors are easily defeated but still worth a little protection. Buy the Passport 9500ix. Buy it on E Bay. You will pay more than $200.00. You have no choice.
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I've found over time that if you drive for a living like I do, it's best not to exceed the posted limit by more than 5 mph.

Those few minutes you save by speeding just aren't woth it in the long run.
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I've found over time that if I exceed the posted limit by only 5 mph I will die or cause death to some innocent. There is no way a normal human can stay awake at that pace. 20 mph over is usually stimulating enough to keep awake.
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I used to depend on my personal knowledge of known speed trap locations and the flashing of head lights by oncoming traffic but it seems no one does that sort of thing anymore. Wonder why not?
I think people like to see other people suffer, they figure if he's speeding let him get caught.
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