Ontario Radar & Laser

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  1. Michael R

    Michael R Learning to Drive General User

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    Thank you everyone for all of the useful information! I had no clue about the Raptor Rp-1K gun; I hope it doesn't make it's way to the Northeast US.

    What are your K Band settings for Highway driving (QEW, 407, 427, 401)? K Wide or K Narrow?
     
  2. Michael R

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    Why is this? Is it because they mainly use LIDAR or because of the Raptor RP-1 K band radar gun.
     
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    I see K band all the time in Ontario from OPP in Haldimand county, and Lidar. Ka in cities like Hamilton.
     
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    I don't know. I can only report what I see in my drives. I just did 450km today btw.
     
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    OPP doesn't patrol Hamilton. We're also not talking about Haldimand county. OP was specific in what he/she was asking about.
     
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    I know they dont patrol hamilton, I didnt say they did. You said rd are mostly useless in ontario and they are far from it so I was correcting your mistake, thats all. Everyone makes mistakes. Theres a ton of people who use them all over ontario that will tell you they are not "mostly useless in this province"
     
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    I don't think I remember the last time my RD saved me from a real threat. Most patrol cars have radar in them, sure, but most of the enforcement is done via LIDAR. You also don't have to take my datapoints on this. Go take a look at CANLII yourself. It's shocking how few speeding cases indicate that conviction was done via radar and not lidar.
     
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    Have you encountered rear LIDAR shots?
     
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    No, not once, because if I did, I would have been pulled over. I have never ever seen shots from behind with LIDAR in the province of Ontario. (E.g. on highway on ramps as an example). That said I have heard these shots exist, but have never seen them and don't understand why any cop would do this as it would take them a LOT of time to catch up, AND 99.9999999% (or some number) of people in Ontario have no CMs as it's illegal and most are just oblivious that they even exist, let alone work!
     
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    Yet, you recently dropped about 2K on a remote detector? You've either got too much money or are foolish. Maybe both.
     
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    How is you front alp install? Concealed or in plain sight?
     
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    Just because I haven't been fried with radar doesn't mean that I don't want protection.

    Plain sight.