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Old 05-18-2008, 04:57 PM #85
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Quick question. Radar detectors are great and all, but what about a pedestrian or passer-by who hates speeders grabs your plate # and calls the cops? What could/can they do, if there were no cops around?

The reason I ask is because I've been stared at by people a few times and it makes me a bit nervous, including last night. I was almost certain cops were going to show up at my door..
nothing. I've heard of people being issued citations based on this, but it gets thrown out. It will waste your time going to court though.

That's the most that can happen. Unless a police officer witnesses the traffic infraction, they can't issue the ticket. It isn't like a criminal offense or anything. Traffic violations must be witnessed.
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Old 05-18-2008, 05:02 PM #86
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nothing. I've heard of people being issued citations based on this, but it gets thrown out. It will waste your time going to court though.

That's the most that can happen. Unless a police officer witnesses the traffic infraction, they can't issue the ticket. It isn't like a criminal offense or anything. Traffic violations must be witnessed.
Would the citation come in by mail?

Gawd, that would suck balls.

edit: Sorry for being OT. I didn't know where else to ask. On topic, I'm thinking about getting a whistler for myself..
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Old 05-18-2008, 07:11 PM #87
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was looking into cheap radar detectors nothing crazy just so if im fooling around on the parkway i will know to be more cautious

was in bestbuy and seen a cobra 6-band for 49.99 on the way out i found a $50 bill on the floor should i go get the 6-band esd 7000 or just screw it cuz its a p.o.s

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any other comments on this...still undecided
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Old 05-18-2008, 10:07 PM #88
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Would the citation come in by mail?

Gawd, that would suck balls.

edit: Sorry for being OT. I didn't know where else to ask. On topic, I'm thinking about getting a whistler for myself..
it's semi-related. And no, all the incidents I've heard of a policeman has came to their home
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Old 05-18-2008, 10:25 PM #89
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it's semi-related. And no, all the incidents I've heard of a policeman has came to their home
Ah, thank you. Thats a relief.
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Old 05-18-2008, 11:35 PM #90
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Would the citation come in by mail?

Gawd, that would suck balls.

edit: Sorry for being OT. I didn't know where else to ask. On topic, I'm thinking about getting a whistler for myself..
an officer may come speak with you about the call they received, but because they did not witness the violation, they can not ticket.

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man, theyres really no comments needed. its a terrible detector/waste of money. trust me, my friend had one, and ive used it a few times. save your money for a decent model.
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Old 05-28-2008, 02:33 PM #91
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an officer may come speak with you about the call they received, but because they did not witness the violation, they can not ticket.
This is true, my friend cut a lady off going to a lacrosse game at out school and the lady called it in and met the cop at the school. The lady pointed out my friend and the cop talked to him and said he was writing a letter to his parents stupid cops.
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Old 05-28-2008, 02:56 PM #92
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This is true, my friend cut a lady off going to a lacrosse game at out school and the lady called it in and met the cop at the school. The lady pointed out my friend and the cop talked to him and said he was writing a letter to his parents stupid cops.
actually, it is incorrect. A police officer can issue a ticket even though they didn't witness the infraction. While it hasn't happened to me, there are plenty of people who have told about it and have had to waste their time to go to court to fight it. I haven't ever heard the outcome of such cases, so I don't know if anyone has actually been penalized from that ticket. There are even a few threads floating around on this board about such things, IIRC.

I would say that the ticket should jsut be summarily dismissed, but the state gets away with many things that seem rather rediculous in kangaroo, or I'm sorry, traffic court. There is virtually no burden of proof on the state, and regardless of the evidence/argument, the judge can basically rule however he/she feels like. The state is also not required to try you by jury, offer any witnesses to coroberate(sp?) the PO's statement, etc. etc. Also, generally witnesses in your favor are laughed at by the court, and either not allowed to testify, or their testimony isn't weighed by the judge. Don't even get me started on discover and/or speedy trial, which also don't apply here. Basically, you are guilty until the judge decides you are innoccent. You can't even rely on evidence to prove anything in your favor. it's rather insane.
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Old 05-28-2008, 06:13 PM #93
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actually, it is incorrect. A police officer can issue a ticket even though they didn't witness the infraction. While it hasn't happened to me, there are plenty of people who have told about it and have had to waste their time to go to court to fight it. I haven't ever heard the outcome of such cases, so I don't know if anyone has actually been penalized from that ticket. There are even a few threads floating around on this board about such things, IIRC.

I would say that the ticket should jsut be summarily dismissed, but the state gets away with many things that seem rather rediculous in kangaroo, or I'm sorry, traffic court. There is virtually no burden of proof on the state, and regardless of the evidence/argument, the judge can basically rule however he/she feels like. The state is also not required to try you by jury, offer any witnesses to coroberate(sp?) the PO's statement, etc. etc. Also, generally witnesses in your favor are laughed at by the court, and either not allowed to testify, or their testimony isn't weighed by the judge. Don't even get me started on discover and/or speedy trial, which also don't apply here. Basically, you are guilty until the judge decides you are innoccent. You can't even rely on evidence to prove anything in your favor. it's rather insane.
I did not clarify properly, i ment it is true that they come and talk to you as i had seen it happen, about the ticket part i had no idea.
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Old 06-01-2008, 01:31 AM #94
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I just got a cobra, not sure what modle, and Im very unhappy with it. 2 cops flew by me with blue lights on, and everything yet the thing didnt budge, but you go by walmart and it freaks. ive passed a ton of cops, without it doing a thing though.
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Old 06-01-2008, 03:24 AM #95
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I just got a cobra, not sure what modle, and Im very unhappy with it. 2 cops flew by me with blue lights on, and everything yet the thing didnt budge, but you go by walmart and it freaks. ive passed a ton of cops, without it doing a thing though.
I'm not defending cobra in any way...I don't think they are very good. However, it is not a police detector. It is a RADAR detector. It was likely that those cops did not have their radars on at the time or they were possibly using laser... which I doubt.
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Old 06-01-2008, 10:03 PM #96
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Hey guys, Bel rx65 or escort 8500 x50. What's the differences in functionality and practicality? Which will come of best use?

damn speeding tickets. Also, anyone want to talk about how to plea and talk down a ticket in municipal court? Mainly reducing points... post or pm, i don't want to clutter
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Old 06-04-2008, 05:40 PM #97
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put it up on nosr.com or sportsnimports.com

thats sucks tho.
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Old 06-04-2008, 11:14 PM #98
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I got a ****ty cobra

Drove past a cop who was standing outside with a radar gun in his hand pointing at any car, didn't make a sound -.- Sometimes it works though, but rarely
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Old 06-14-2008, 03:27 AM #100
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anybody know the penalty for being caught with a radar detector in california?
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Old 06-16-2008, 08:56 PM #101
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I live in washington and i beleive they use lasors now instaid of radars, do radar detectors still work with lasors?
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Old 06-16-2008, 09:00 PM #102
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lol

insert fire mah lazer joke.

Some do, but it's not very effective. things like the 8500 x50, valentine 1, and bel rx65 will pick up laser, but generally as it's hitting the front of your vehicle anyways (ie, no use). They have been known to pick up scatter from other vehicles though, but if you want tru laser protection, an anti-laser coating like VEIL (look it up) and a laser jammer are your best bet.
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Old 06-16-2008, 09:08 PM #103
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arnt those illegal? and what does laser jammers do exactly? do they block the lasor from going back to the cop? Wouldent they know that you have one if it doesnt go back?
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arnt those illegal? and what does laser jammers do exactly? do they block the lasor from going back to the cop? Wouldent they know that you have one if it doesnt go back?
no they aren't illegal since the FDA writes the rules for Lasers, instead of the DOT, and they don't require any permits or anything. There's no law against jamming laser signals.

Yes, the cop can tell you are jamming him (sort of, they get a funky read out). With most jammers you can turn it on and off. Basically, you hope the anti-laser coating blocked the signal (they generally aim at your license plate or headlights, so you coat them), then you get a laser alert from your radar detector, then you turn on the jammer, slow down, and turn the jammer off.
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Old 06-30-2008, 04:07 PM #105
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Don't buy that detector... I bought one today, and then decided to go read about it on radarbusters and turned around and returned it.

http://www.radarbusters.com/radar-de...erdetector.cfm

They were right too, I drove by a speed trap on my way to return it, and I could see the cop way before the detector went off.

I instead, spent the extra couple bucks and bought this
http://www.radarbusters.com/radar-de...tlerxtr260.cfm

both of which you can find at a wal-mart or target.

Passing the same speed trap home, I was alerted before I even rounded the curve in the highway.
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