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booyaolian Jun 17, 9:45pm - #200486 
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first time in my entire life

great, i just got a speeding ticket an hour ago, 64-50.

total $166.

the first time in my life to get a ticket. it doesnt feel good at all.

my ESCORT Passport 8500 didnt do its job. it didnt even "beep beep"

do radar detectors actually work? fuck this radar detector shit, i spent $300 for it, and it didnt do its job.

i just need to vent. that is all.
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Markus Jun 17, 9:46pm - #200487 

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Don't speed by cops, usually helps
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booyaolian Jun 17, 9:49pm - #200488 
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Originally Posted by Markus
Don't speed by cops, usually helps


i didnt see him, when i saw him, his lights were already flashing. the funny thing is that the Justice Center was just a block away.
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booyaolian Jun 17, 9:50pm - #200489 
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now, i dont have the money to buy my header.

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maybe he blocked the signal..

my bro has teh same radar and everytime I drive with him, it works when cops have their gaydars on...

that's a good detector, don't blame it

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booyaolian Jun 17, 10:00pm - #200491 
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Originally Posted by VSGTS14

maybe he blocked the signal..

my bro has teh same radar and everytime I drive with him, it works when cops have their gaydars on...

that's a good detector, don't blame it


it is the second best radar detector out there.

cops can block the signal and still pull you over for speeding, what is the point of having a radar detctor then?

shouldnt they consider this problem when they were inventing the radar detectors?
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VSGTS14 Jun 17, 10:06pm - #200492 

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then buy teh best detector spineyes

they are there to help, the way to not get a ticket is to NOT SPEED

just a thought...

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slidr Jun 17, 10:11pm - #200493 

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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
maybe he blocked the signal..

my bro has teh same radar and everytime I drive with him, it works when cops have their gaydars on...

that's a good detector, don't blame it
Cops can't block their radar signal.

It could have been the angle that he got you at, or it could have been that he didn't even use his gun, but rather "guessed."

They can pace you, or estimate your speed in addition to using their radar gun.

Does it say that he used radar on the ticket? If so, then he lied, or your detector didn't pick it up.


There are things called radar jammers, but they jam cops radars so that when they clock you, it doesn't display a correct speed. Cops can't jam their own radar guns.

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darksidecelica Jun 17, 11:22pm - #200494 

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damn...best thing to do is pay ur dues and no more speeding
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VSGTS14 Jun 18, 1:51am - #200495 

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Originally Posted by slidr
Originally Posted by VSGTS14
maybe he blocked the signal..

my bro has teh same radar and everytime I drive with him, it works when cops have their gaydars on...

that's a good detector, don't blame it
Cops can't block their radar signal.

It could have been the angle that he got you at, or it could have been that he didn't even use his gun, but rather "guessed."

They can pace you, or estimate your speed in addition to using their radar gun.

Does it say that he used radar on the ticket? If so, then he lied, or your detector didn't pick it up.


There are things called radar jammers, but they jam cops radars so that when they clock you, it doesn't display a correct speed. Cops can't jam their own radar guns.


i figured lol...i knew they couldn't block them.

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nebraskaGTS Jun 18, 1:54am - #200496 

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that sucks dude, i got pulled over for the first time last week, but i got off with a warning (fog lights in town thumbsdown)
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l2pdrums Jun 18, 1:57am - #200497 

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Originally Posted by nebraskaGTS
that sucks dude, i got pulled over for the first time last week, but i got off with a warning (fog lights in town thumbsdown)


Huh? you can't use fog light in town?
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GTQuentin Jun 18, 2:07am - #200498 

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I never got radar detectors bout time he shoots you w/his gun its too late.
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truboo Jun 18, 2:15am - #200499 
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that sucks. its not like you went 100 mph. that cop is spineyes

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Parabol Jun 18, 2:33am - #200500 
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maybe he was following you and thats how he paced your speed.. happens to me all the time thumbsdown
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jyboygenius Jun 18, 2:43am - #200501 
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Lol, I understand your pain. A few months back, I got a speeding ticket too. 80 in a 55. 6 point ticket. went to a mandatory court appearance and got it dropped to 2 points. The only radar detector that works well is the Valentine One. I think all others are shit.

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LoFlyer Jun 18, 2:56am - #200502 

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Many radars have standby and "instant on" modes where no signals are radiated untill the user aims and then activates the radar. Same with lasers. I speed all the time when in rush hour traffic, everyone else around here does too. Haven't got a ticket in years, although I have had a few close calls. I used to have a cheapo radar detector and the damn thing falsed all the time. The detector made me paranoid as hell. Got rid of it after a couple of months and drove a little slower. Paranoria went away too. I try to let some "bear bait", faster cars get ahead of me on expressway. When I go through small Georgia towns I always obey the speed limit. The cops will let the locals go by and nail the non-locals. Its their town so obey their speed limits or pay the price...I understand the Phaser radar jammer works well, but I think that would just piss off the cops if I as the only one on the road and the cops radar went haywire...
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booyaolian Jun 18, 3:15am - #200503 
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Originally Posted by Parabol
maybe he was following you and thats how he paced your speed.. happens to me all the time thumbsdown


he was in front of me. i couldnt see him because he was behind a bush.
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GTSVST Jun 18, 4:06am - #200504 
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Originally Posted by booyaolian
Originally Posted by Parabol
maybe he was following you and thats how he paced your speed.. happens to me all the time thumbsdown


he was in front of me. i couldnt see him because he was behind a bush.

That happened to me the last time I got a ticket. He was on a bike too, it was damn near impossible to see him until it was too late. I hate radar detectors, I had the same one as you do, and I would always see the cops before the thing went off, so I took it back. I also drove right by a cop one time, and he had the gun out clocking people, I SAW HIM DOING IT, and the detector still didnt go off.
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CelicaRacer05 Jun 18, 4:32am - #200505 

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maybe he was using that new radar from canada? i dont know the name of it, but current radar detectors cant pick it up
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Elec-FuYu Jun 18, 4:47am - #200506 
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falkkor Jun 18, 5:06am - #200507 

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Most detectors say they can Detect Laser guns, but thats shit the cop would have to shoot the Lense on your detector wirth a .25" beam to set it off smile Could have been that

And what your thinking of by The cops turning offthe detection thing, I think you mean VG2. That is so cops can detect you detecting them. therfor VG2Guard (on most detectors) will BLock the cop from detecting you detecting them detecting you smile
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Originally Posted by CelicaRacer05
maybe he was using that new radar from canada? i dont know the name of it, but current radar detectors cant pick it up


blame canada it seems that everythings gone wrong since cananda came along grin
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damn bro, your ticket aint shit! before i got my celi, i had a 97 camry, i was doing 97mph in a 55 zone... fucking gay ass CHP caught my ass and i was fucked... the crazy thing is that just before i was on the hwy doing 120 in my camry.. Anyways, going to court and doing traffic school, i payed a total of 290$... My ticket originally was 330$ But i talked to judge down to making it lower.But yeah bro, just next time if you want to speed just be careful of your surroundings and know your area. I only speed when i come home from work late @ night and only in areas im positive about that cops or CHP wont be around. Just gotta be careful. Good luck on the ticket bro. You will get let off easy consider it was your first ticket and you will be able to clear with traffic school! May i add if this helps bro. Go here to do your traffic school! Its easy and simple and hella pimp! http://www.goodbyeticket.com/ thumbsup
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Blondie Jun 18, 6:46am - #200510 

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If you want to avoid a "ticket" this is what you do:
First you plead "guilty"
If the ticket is for $166, then you write out a check or money order for $167 or higher.
Now i don't know how laws are by you but in CT by law in order for the "transaction" to be complete, they have to send you a refund check.
Now this is the good part:
If you don't cash that check the transaction never is final. That means nothing gets reported to your insurance company and I don't know about any additional points on you license, but definatley your insurance company never gets notified that means it never happened in the first place.

I never tried b/c i found out about it after i got all my speeding tickets but one of my friends sister dated a cop in CT and he confirmed its true...

Just a little piece of F.Y.I.

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xgyrLe Jun 18, 7:08am - #200511 

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most cops use lasers now.
radar detectors are useless.

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hey i'll take ur passport 8500 if you dont want it tongue

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VVTi_TRD Jun 18, 7:47am - #200513 
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Originally Posted by xgyrLe
most cops use lasers now.
radar detectors are useless.


So so true...and that SUCKS! thumbsdown thumbsdown
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Man that Passport 8500 is the same thing as the Valnetine IMO, dont blame the radar man lots of cops pace you and then at the last minute turn their radars on, cops around my areas always turn their radars off late at night and pace people. My 8500 has saved me planty of times thumbsup

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thats not that much over the limit anyway...oh well...srybought that bro thumbsdown
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That sucks...damn cops hiding behind bushes.

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yeah most cops nowadays have radars with DSP, they are pretty much impossible to avoid. the only sure thing is an active radar jammer, but they are super illegal.

you could probably take it to court and have it lowered a little or changed to something else.
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ragingpaseo Jun 18, 3:44pm - #200518 
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Originally Posted by Markus
Don't speed by cops, usually helps

dont' speed at all, that helps even more...
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Eric Mack Jun 18, 7:13pm - #200519 

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there is nothing wrong w/ the 8500, it's saved me many times.

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booyaolian Jun 18, 11:29pm - #200520 
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i wasnt saying the Escort Passport 8500 is bad. i am just disappointed that it didnt pick up.
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00celica00gt Jun 19, 3:52am - #200521 

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just don't speed dude.

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jrd Jun 19, 3:56am - #200522 

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First ticket?
How old are you...17? smile
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booyaolian Jun 19, 5:51am - #200523 
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Originally Posted by jrd
First ticket?
How old are you...17? smile


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IowaPimpin Jun 19, 7:41am - #200524 
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Originally Posted by Blondie
If you want to avoid a "ticket" this is what you do:
First you plead "guilty"
If the ticket is for $166, then you write out a check or money order for $167 or higher.
Now i don't know how laws are by you but in CT by law in order for the "transaction" to be complete, they have to send you a refund check.
Now this is the good part:
If you don't cash that check the transaction never is final. That means nothing gets reported to your insurance company and I don't know about any additional points on you license, but definatley your insurance company never gets notified that means it never happened in the first place.

I never tried b/c i found out about it after i got all my speeding tickets but one of my friends sister dated a cop in CT and he confirmed its true...

Just a little piece of F.Y.I.



I dont know how it is in your state but in Iowa I know that the clerk of court's office can keep up to $3 or $4 over what your fine is so if it is $166 then you would need to write a check for $171. My mom works in the clerk of court's office and she told me if i ever get a ticked mail in a check for $5 more and dont cash in your refund check. havent got a ticket yet so i cant try it out to see if it works.
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renfield90 Jun 19, 11:04am - #200525 

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My dad used to have an Escort, granted it was an older model but we would regularly watch cops point their guns at us while the detector remained silent. Can't say I like the company, but if it works for some people, great.

My dad now has the Valentine One, and there is no better radar detector out there. We've had the detector go off, saw no one for two minutes and then the cop goes by in the opposite traffic, both of us going 60, do the math (close to four miles, open road).

Like Loflyer said, a lot of cops now use instant-on so you don't know until it's too late, but if you're lucky you'll catch a reflection from someone else and have enough time to slow down.

As for radar jammers, which cause the cop's gun to read blank, they are definitely illegal, and if you get caught with one you can get arrested.
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Veilside Jun 19, 12:59pm - #200526 
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that sucks i hate those damn tickets in only get one ticket till now grin

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jadoreGTS Jun 20, 6:03am - #200527 

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