Best Radar/Laser Detector

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Fabian, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    G'day all

    I need good advise from people with technical knowledge of the current crop of combined radar/laser detectors on the market today.

    I am in Victoria (Australia) and want to purchase a good "undetectable" unit.

    The Escort Redline looks like a hot ticket item and lists it's key feature as being "undetectable"
    The cheapest price i've been able to find from an Australian online retailer is $549

    Any well informed advise would be greatly appreciated as to the best "sub $1000" radar/laser detector on the market.

    Fabian
     

  2. Esteban

    Esteban Active Member

    I have a 20 year old Passport, that still detects most all radars. I am not sure, but I don't think that there are any that are 100% foolproof.
     
  3. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Active Member

    T he very best "radar detector" is your eyes - be alert for speed zone signs and road changes, obey the posted limits. No worries, mate.
     
  4. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    Input is always appreciated SimpleSimon but please don't bother posting a reply unless you have some useful information relating to the thread.

    If you've purchased, used or have knowledge of the best "undetectable" radar/laser detectors for use in Victoria, please feel to comment.

    Fabian
     
  5. Zev0

    Zev0 Member

    Hey, obey the laws and there is no need for a radar detector. I mean, DUH!!
     
  6. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    Hi Zev0

    Input is always appreciated but please don't bother posting a reply unless you have some useful information relating to the thread.
    Your comment did not bring forward any useful information and your personal opinion or judgement of the thread is not valid and has no relevance.

    If you've purchased, used or have knowledge of the best "undetectable" radar/laser detectors for use in Victoria, please feel to comment.

    Fabian
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2010
  7. kerf

    kerf Guest

    I don't think that Simon or Zev0 were trying to detract from your thread, just posting an alternative to a detector. A simple thank you but no thanks would suffice. Your first comment is somewhat confusing, "Input is always appreciated but please don't bother posting a reply unless you have some useful information relating to the thread." Should we PM you with a post first, to see if it passes your " useful information" criteria?
     
  8. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    It's self explanatory kerf, but to make it clear:

    If you've purchased, used or have knowledge of the best "undetectable" radar/laser detectors for use in Victoria, please feel to comment.

    This type of topic will always bring forward people with "so called alternative" views that have no relevance to the topic.

    Fabian
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2010
  9. kerf

    kerf Guest

    Good luck my friend.
     
  10. happycheapskate

    happycheapskate Active Member

    At first I was kind of amused at the thought of running radar detectors on kit bicycles, but I understand. The radar detector is a tool that helps you fight against unjust ticket prices/charges on your license. The tool can be moved between vehicles easily.

    I drive commercial trucks for a living and cannot use a radar detector in them, but I don't blame anyone for running them wherever they can to avoid points on their license.

    I think it would be interesting to see how many times motor bicycles were targeted with radar equipment.

    Beware though that even the best ones sometimes will be alarmed by electronic equipment in people's cars, other radar detectors/scramblers, automatic doors, car alarms, and some infrared security cameras.
     
  11. stealthc9

    stealthc9 Member

    well there is always the blinder radar jammer lol.but in florida atleast on the gulf coast you'd be amazed...alot of the cops dont use radar, they just calculate the time from when they spotted you to the time you passed them. they use land marks to jurisdict distance.
     
  12. Dilly Bar Rob

    Dilly Bar Rob Member

    Valentine one?

    Last time I was reading reviews about detectors "Valentine One" seemed to be one of the top rated ones, and would probably be my choice if money were no object.

    As far as "undetectable" I don't know, think the valentine can be detected, but afaik pretty much any detector can be detected just because of the nature of how they work. I would imagine that what ever the po-po's use to "sniff out" detectors is a very advanced piece of equipment that would have no problem finding radio emissions from a china made electronic device...

    In most of Canada radar detectors are perfectly legal (I think, at least here in BC they are), so I never bothered doing further research about "detectability" of models I might want to buy.

    I don't own a detector but I probably will get one sooner or later - and it is NOT because I want to speed, some people just don't understand this.

    We have a highway that is just 2 lane for most of its length running through town. Speed limit is 90-100km/h in most places. If you intend to obey the limit you will get passed (anywhere-double solid line or not) by fully loaded semi trucks doing 130, and after the semi passes you 3 more vehicles will pass you and the semi that just passed you. Last time I did 90 in a 90 zone (turn with double solid line....) a semi started passing. There was an oncoming car, he instead of slamming on the brakes just continued passing me whilst forcing me into the ditch...If I didn't have all wheel drive I would have lost traction... What am I to do? Call him in? I would have to call almost everybody in! If I go over the limit and get caught I face hard penalties because I have a "N" novice license. If I don't go over the limit at least a bit I will get creamed by others...
    A good radar detector is a viable option for me - it is legal, it would allow me to "keep up" with traffic and then give me a heads up when it is time to "stop keeping up".

    And just so everybody knows - I don't condone speeding and the use of detectors "for speeding" at all - I work at a wrecking yard and see my share of speed related accidents/fatalities.
     
  13. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    Hi Dilly Bar Rob

    When a person receives a speeding ticket for exceeding the speed limit on a "NON" motorised bicycle, you become fully aware that there is a serious problem with the system and for a cyclist to strap on a radar detector to their bicycle is a very worrying situation.

    Having a motor attached makes it even more important to have such a method of protecting yourself when police can issue a ticket for exceeding the speed limit by 3 kilometers per hour and another factor not taken into general consideration - the use of incorrectly calibrated speed detection equipment.

    I've read reviews giving a good thumbs up to the Escort Redline radar detector with undetectable EMR signature.
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2010
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