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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-09-2005, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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I usually listen to the radio while on the computer, and they keep advertising this thing that makes you 'invisable' to radar guns. Its called the Phaser II and they mention how its illegal in 7 states. And if you get a ticket while having this installed they will pay for it. Because "what you cant see, they cant pull over" lol im sure a cop will pull you over regardless of his radar gun if you fly by him. Anyway, just wondering if this is some type of scam.


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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-09-2005, 11:22 PM
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The Phazer II Radar Jammer is banned in MN, OK, CA, NE, and Washington DC.
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They do work, to a certain degree, but depending on the laws of the state you're using one in, you might well have more than a ticket to worry about if you're caught using one. Better to just use a good detector like the Valentine One, and be smart about when you speed; i.e. not when you're the only one on the road.


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I had a radar detector back in the day... it saved my butt a couple times, but I'm pretty sure it was only when the cop just left the radar on to get people with detectors to slow down (they do that sometimes to slow people down when there's a storm or accident or something ahead - also just for fun). I've since stopped using it because I found driving sensibly (not like an old man, mind you... just driving and speeding smarter) was much more effective and if a cop sees a detector or the familiar suction cup marks if you manage to stash it before he sees it, he's almost definitely going to ticket you. Most of the time they do a burst shoot anyway, waiting until they see the speeder they want, then turn the gun on rendering the detector useless. A jammer might help that scenario, but the cop is going to know you're speeding so he'll probably pull you over anyway. Some states even allow the officer to use an estimate for a speeding violation. To make this long winded post even longer, ditch the detector and read Ernie's advice: http://www.ehowa.com/mythoughts/nospeeding.shtml Hopefully this will help some of my smarter, but lead-footed brethren out there!

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Yeah that guy has a lot of good points on radar dectors and what not. Thanks for the link


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[quote author=zobx link=topic=25134.msg340054#msg340054 date=1121008766]
I had a radar detector back in the day... it saved my butt a couple times, but I'm pretty sure it was only when the cop just left the radar on to get people with detectors to slow down (they do that sometimes to slow people down when there's a storm or accident or something ahead - also just for fun). I've since stopped using it because I found driving sensibly (not like an old man, mind you... just driving and speeding smarter) was much more effective and if a cop sees a detector or the familiar suction cup marks if you manage to stash it before he sees it, he's almost definitely going to ticket you. Most of the time they do a burst shoot anyway, waiting until they see the speeder they want, then turn the gun on rendering the detector useless. A jammer might help that scenario, but the cop is going to know you're speeding so he'll probably pull you over anyway. Some states even allow the officer to use an estimate for a speeding violation. To make this long winded post even longer, ditch the detector and read Ernie's advice: http://www.ehowa.com/mythoughts/nospeeding.shtml Hopefully this will help some of my smarter, but lead-footed brethren out there!

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My passport 850 x50 has paid for itself dozens of times.. Just a detector not a jammer which would be illegal in most places. It can, does and has detected radar on one stretch of road near where I live by a couple miles.. well before I could see the unit. It also comes in handy with those cycle units which like to pull up next to you in traffic in your blind spot and listen for music or modifications.. It however has never gone off for emergency vehicles and wont help you if the officer is using simple triangulation to calculate speed.(like they did in the old days)


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I had a Phaser II years ago. It sucked. Worst detector ever... so whether or not the jamming worked to a small degree was irrellevant, because you could never know when you needed that few seconds to slow down.
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I hear the Valentine is awesome. The arrows really help when the cops decide to get crafty. (I.E. one cop sitting by side of road, everyone passes him and there's another farther up to catch the one's who now think they're in the clear.) That way, u know which direction the radar signal is coming from.

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