Join Date: May 2004
Location: Franklin, WI, USA
Re: share my jammers and detectors
There is alot you have to know about speeding. I intend to put up a websight devoted to speeding, of course clearly explaining that it is inappropriate and only informational.
That said, I have to say I was pulled over twice for speeding. But because my Valentine1 radar detector is older and does not do POP, I know that WHEN pulled over, they used POP and are trying to get ME to self incriminate.
IOW - POP is not evidence for court. They need an actual hit of radar of five or more seconds. There are elecronic related reasons for this I won't get into, but suffice it to say that if the officer comes up to your vehicle and asks if you know how fast you were going, you merely mention that you "thought" you were doing the speed limit. Never self incriminate, as THAT is what would be used against you in court.
Both times I was pulled over for speeding, the result was warning tickets, which any cop or sheriff will tell you, doesn't mean beans.
So yes, from my standpoint, you need not just eyes and ears to watch out, but the tools to counteract or detect the possibility of being ticketed. Everything adds up.
And to justify my speeding, I put forth that most speeding tickets are money making devices for the community or county. I say this because no effort is put forth to protect kids of parents that are not paying support. There is no money to be made going after deadbeat parents. Yes, speeding is responsible for most accidents (I believe that is the case), but speeding on open road on divided highways is not the same as speeding in and out of traffic or on city streets, which I con't condone).
To answer an earlier question - I jam laser (has worked three times now), and detect radar (detected so many times over I could not count. Plus, with the Valentine1, the reach is phenomenal. And, the unit can detect forward and backward, and let you know. This has also saved me, as the countys had a radar box up on the side of the road, but the next week were also waiting over the hill too. The Valentine1 saw two ahead, and then one behind and one ahead. Nothing else does that. The average detector driver would have started speeding up after the radar box. HA ha.