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Radar Detectors?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Forbidden, 15 Jun 2006.

  1. Forbidden

    Hitman

    Joined: 13 Jan 2005

    Posts: 628

    Hey,

    Im looking for a decent Radar Detector for under £100, if not under £150. I dont know if you can get them for this price.

    I want it to warn me when they are:

    GATSO SAFETY CAMERAS
    RADAR GUNS
    LASER GUNS
    ALL RADAR / LASER BASED SPEED MONITORING SYSTEMS

    So it can be able to decect lasers :)

    Thanks.
     
    Last edited: 15 Jun 2006
  2. Zip

    Capodecina

    Joined: 26 Jun 2005

    Posts: 20,224

    Location: Australia

    Whys that?
    Do cameras make you feel cold? :p
     
  3. Forbidden

    Hitman

    Joined: 13 Jan 2005

    Posts: 628

    lol ;) you know what I mean.

    ** Warn

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  4. Fr0dders

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 33,330

    Location: West Yorks

    just a point about laser detectors

    laser speed guns work by firing a blast of laser at you, bouncing it back and working out the speed from that

    problem is that it can do this in a matter of seconds

    by which time you've only just reacted and reached for the brake pedal, but its too late

    Laser detectors can sometimes pick up laser "splash" which is when a car in front of you has the laser pointed at you, but in this case, you probably wouldnt have been detected anyway

    so dont worry too much about laser detection.
     
  5. Forbidden

    Hitman

    Joined: 13 Jan 2005

    Posts: 628

  6. Joe T

    Capodecina

    Joined: 1 Apr 2003

    Posts: 11,772

    Location: Northampton

    I think there is some good info in the sticky on this. :)
     
  7. OllyM

    Soldato

    Joined: 16 Aug 2004

    Posts: 6,221

    Location: New Jersey, USA

    You want a GPS based system, not a radar detector - they're not that useful, generally, and I believe they will soon be made illegal.

    GPS systems are, on the other hand, fine.
     
  8. Forbidden

    Hitman

    Joined: 13 Jan 2005

    Posts: 628

    any recommendations?
     
  9. csmager

    Soldato

    Joined: 30 Dec 2003

    Posts: 5,770

    Location: London

    I've got a Road Angel Compact. Nice little unit.
     
  10. Puzzled

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 9 Jul 2003

    Posts: 8,018

    Choose wisely.

    I was given a Snooper S1 Premier Series Safety Alert System, and the thing was useless!

    When you went down a street it would beep constantly because of all the automatic door sensors, it would also beep at traffic lights.

    Main problem is that it wouldn't make any noise what so ever when you passed a camera! I tested it on 5 different cameras around me, and not once did it beep.

    I now just use TomTom with the speed camera database, works great.

    So make sure you can take it back if it turns out to be useless.
     
  11. csmager

    Soldato

    Joined: 30 Dec 2003

    Posts: 5,770

    Location: London

    Which is why the advice above is correct - get a GPS based system. The Snooper S1 is a radar detector... which will detect GATSO, and just about any random device that emits the same waves - garage forecourts, the lot.