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Offline sweatmachine

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Re: Securing radar detector
Reply #10 on: July 23, 2021, 05:34:51 PM
*Originally Posted by Dartagnan [+]
Do these block the radar or just warn you when be your being targeted?

Mine, and most others, detects laser and radar signals to alert you to their presence. 

Radar signals are detectable at a sufficient distance to allow time to slow down before you're caught speeding.  It's hilly where I live, and most often cops will hide at the bottom of a hill, or around a bend.   I get alerts early enough to slow down a 1/4 to 1/2 mile prior to coming upon the officer, and usually wave as I ride past at the posted limit.   :007:

Laser is only detectable enough to let you know when you're caught, but laser jammers are available.  Jammers are more regulated than detectors, but are legal in some US states.  They're also more expensive. 

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Re: Securing radar detector
Reply #11 on: July 23, 2021, 07:07:57 PM
I'd like to know how much is the fine for exceeding speed limite in Texas  :notsure:

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Re: Securing radar detector
Reply #12 on: July 23, 2021, 07:18:32 PM
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I'd like to know how much is the fine for exceeding speed limite in Texas  :notsure:

It varies based on how much you’re speeding, but even 10-15 MPH over the limit will cost you $150-300 depending on the jurisdiction. The cost goes up dramatically if your speed is 25mph or more above the limit, or in a school or work zone.

You can take defensive driving courses to clear the ticket off your record, but you have to pay fees for that option and also for the course.

Either way, a simple ticket runs $150-300. One or two tickets will easily pay for the radar detector and save you from other grief associated with a run in with the law.

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Re: Securing radar detector
Reply #13 on: July 23, 2021, 11:30:18 PM
And don't forget the insurance increase, applicable to the car, motorcycle and boat insurance!

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Re: Securing radar detector
Reply #14 on: July 24, 2021, 06:48:26 PM
Ouch! :033:

 



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