X Band in Ohio

Discussion in 'General Radar Detector Discussion' started by RadarScout, Aug 5, 2018.

  1. Vortex

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    I’m amazed how much speed enforcement is done here. I’m sure it’s no coincidence that there’s so many radar detector companies here in Ohio...
     
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    Great. Daughter is moving to Columbus next month. Will need to remember to turn on X band.
     
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    Ohio is so hardcore when it comes to speed enforcement. And I don't think it is a coincidence that Radenso, Escort, and VR are located there. Indiana is speeder's paradise compared to Ohio! ISP is not nearly as bad as OHP.
    Even the local and podunk town PDs are worse in Ohio!

    GTO_04
     
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    My face-to-face time with OSP has been, thankfully, rather limited over 40 years. Nevertheless, from some, err, chance encounters widely scattered over the years, I've found the fine structure to be "reasonable" (compared to other states), and they did not report to my home state, so there were no long term issues. All-in-all, that led me to believe it was a high-volume operation, designed to generate lots of mail-in guilty pleas with smaller checks coming in without a lot of courtroom fighting.

    Am I alone in that impression, or do others feel the same way?
     
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    I think you nailed it!

    GTO_04
     
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    Maybe a lower harmonic of K band?


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  7. RadarScout

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    I'm not smart enough to answer that. That's more of a @RedRocket question.
     
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    I have never even thought of that before. Definitely no coincidence!
     
  9. drtoddw

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    I've reported my X-band alerts in Indiana before, so I'll just briefly mention it here.
    Regarding the Move-Over Law... The craziest thing about it is that it is a misdemeanor charge in TN (Don't know if it is anywhere else)
    A good friend of mine was driving to the airport in Nashville and was pulled over for not "Moving Over" for a cop writing a ticket. She worked for the Government and had a security clearance and, because of the charge, her job was potentially in jeopardy She ended up going to court, pleading guilty (despite the cop sitting on a curve and was not immediately discernable).
    Thankfully, she was able to explain the charge satisfactorily so didn't lose her Security Clearance.
     
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    There's just a different mentality in Ohio compared to other states that I've lived in (13 states) when it comes to traffic enforcement. I'm not even sure that I can explain it other than to say that ALL departments from small towns to the OSP take traffic enforcement very seriously. It's almost a game up there. You rarely see a police car without at least a radar gun on the dashboard.

    I believe that the original detector (fuzzbuster) also started in Ohio. No coincidence.
     
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    Whats funny is growing up in Ohio I grew used to everyone driving the speed limits and was used to seeing Leo's all around. We would take trips to PA or WV and I thought THOSE states are the ones that were crazy because everyone was always doing +20!

    Now I grow up and find its just Ohio that sucks :saddowns:

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    Oh and I'd offer to drive down and setup some testing with you @Vortex , but I think an hour of driving around down there in southern Ohio and you'll get the same amount accomplished
     
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    I'm not sure what worse, Ohio traffic enforcement or VA reckless driving laws.
     
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    The problem is there is almost as much X band junk out there as K band. I'm just glad we don't have to deal with it down here.
     
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    So...I feel like this thread has jinxed my X-Band encounters. Turns out some Sandusky LEO's are still using X-Band. Was driving home from Put-In-Bay on the 269 bridge and saw ahead of me some police attending to an accident. Detector was showing X-Band and was slowly ramping up. I thought to myself it must be a legit source because there were no buildings around as it was on a long bridge. Kept ramping up the closer I got to them and yeah...one of the LEO's was using X-Band. Pretty surprising because on the way to Cedar Point even I've seen laser and Ka Band, but never X. So seems like Sandusky runs all bands.
     
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