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so i got pulled over for speeding 105 in a 55 4 weeks ago :mad: so now i am thinking about a Radar detector looking to spend around 100 ...thanks https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=18405&pictureid=72379
Sorry to hear that buddy. They can take the fun out of driving quickly, huh? In my experience a $100 AR device is not worth it. If you speed 50+ over the speed limit you need a really good Radar+Laser detection system and a Laser jammer. Cops nowadays use Laser technologies when they are parked and fishing for speeders. On the move they'll most likely use Ka band. If you want a 2+ mile warning from Radar and a precise Laser detector you'll need around $500 for the AR device and another $1000 for a high quality Laser jammer.
 

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i love to go on the back road and cut loose you know BMW the ultimate driving machine and its true they are so i have to get something , in the end got 385 in fines and 2 points ...old bill taking the fun out of driving,,,:tsk:
 

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My escort is fine for all Radar but useless for Laser even though it's suppose to pick it up. More and more they are switching to laser so if I was looking to buy, I don't think it's worth it anymore.
 

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My escort is fine for all Radar but useless for Laser even though it's suppose to pick it up. More and more they are switching to laser so if I was looking to buy, I don't think it's worth it anymore.
You have to understand the concept. Your Escort (depending on the model), should pick up Laser when the cop is trying to get your speed. It won't pick up Laser beam when it's shot at another vehicle. That's why I suggested Laser jammer in conjunction with Laser detector. I have Escort 360 and I've picked up Laser being shot at me on couple of occasions.

Anyhow, what Laser jammer does, it's jams Laser beam from going back to the cop's laser gun. When you have a laser jammer setup with your Escort Laser detector you basically have to have the jammer setup to disable after 3 seconds. Here is how it works.

1. You drive 15 over speed limit
2. You have Laser detector (Escort) and laser jammer enabled
3. Cop shoots at you with laser gun
4. Escort picks up the signal and alerts you
5. Laser jammer jams the signal for 3 seconds
6. You have 3 seconds to hit the brakes and slow down to proper speed
7. Laser jammer shuts down after 3 seconds
8. Cop gets a reading of your speed
9. You are smiling and keep going
 

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did you say 3 seconds :confused:,,,,,,,,,,i will look into it...ESCORT MAX 360 Radar Detector. thanks....
Escort Max 360 is a Radar and Laser Detector. It's NOT a laser jammer. Laser jammer is a separate machine. Depending on the model you can set it up to automatically disable at different times. I said 3 seconds because that's a safe bet that a cop won't notice that you have a laser jammer. If the laser jammer is set to 10 second jamming time the cop will suspect that you have a jammer because he/she won't be able to get a speed reading.

Conclusively, you won't be able to avoid a ticket if you are speeding and all you have is a Laser detector.
 

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Cop gets indication of target***8217;s laser emission and cites the offender with obstruction of justice. Read some of the fundamental technology, and a great place to start on any new, to you subject, is the Wikipedia and then its references and external links.

My most recent speeding citation, indeed, my most recent line-of-duty cop interaction, was in 1977 when I got a Yankee furrin***8217; car citation in my 1973 911 with state of the art radar detector. The cop wasn***8217;t running radar.
 

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Cop gets indication of target's laser emission and cites the offender with obstruction of justice. Read some of the fundamental technology, and a great place to start on any new, to you subject, is the Wikipedia and then its references and external links.

My most recent speeding citation, indeed, my most recent line-of-duty cop interaction, was in 1977 when I got a Yankee furrin' car citation in my 1973 911 with state of the art radar detector. The cop wasn't running radar.
It costs money to get the latest laser jamming technology which is undetectable to cop's arsenal of toys. If you have a heavy foot it's still cheaper to spend $1500 every 2-3 years to be on top of the game. And it is, indeed, a game; a spending game.
 

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i use V1, saved me twice on 2 occasions

my judgment is better than a device though, i only speed around areas and highways i know where cops aren't around.

around here, they mostly use Ka band on the road or sitting.
 

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You have to understand the concept. Your Escort (depending on the model), should pick up Laser when the cop is trying to get your speed. It won't pick up Laser beam when it's shot at another vehicle. That's why I suggested Laser jammer in conjunction with Laser detector. I have Escort 360 and I've picked up Laser being shot at me on couple of occasions.

Anyhow, what Laser jammer does, it's jams Laser beam from going back to the cop's laser gun. When you have a laser jammer setup with your Escort Laser detector you basically have to have the jammer setup to disable after 3 seconds. Here is how it works.

1. You drive 15 over speed limit
2. You have Laser detector (Escort) and laser jammer enabled
3. Cop shoots at you with laser gun
4. Escort picks up the signal and alerts you
5. Laser jammer jams the signal for 3 seconds
6. You have 3 seconds to hit the brakes and slow down to proper speed
7. Laser jammer shuts down after 3 seconds
8. Cop gets a reading of your speed
9. You are smiling and keep going
The problem is at step 4. Since there is little to no stray laser and the beam path is so narrow, the cop gets to see your speed because the detector never detects the laser unless the cop aims at it rather than any place else on your car. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve driven past a laser trap set up and the Escort never gave a peep, but it’s a lot.(I was lucky that I was not speeding those times) And I’ve recieved three tickets where it also never gave any notice. I have had it indicate laser twice that saved me sort of, I wasn’t going all that fast anyway.
 
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