Morons that speed without countermeasures......

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  1. fishing66

    fishing66 PSL +15 Advanced User

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    I plead guilty to being too lazy to upload the dash cam video. This morning around 8:00 AM, heading north on the Garden State Parkway around mile marker 70. Waze is showing a marked LEO up the road but hasn't alerted. The R3 goes off, 34.686 and it starts ramping up. Waze announces, "Police reported ahead". I'm now in the right lane holding at PSL, watching a moron in a silver Honda go flying up the left lane. They're ahead of me, I see sudden brake lights and the Honda almost stands on its nose. Hiding in the bushes was marked NJSP in a newer Tahoe. He's out of his hiding spot in nanoseconds and coming fast up the left lane. The moron tries to dive into the right lane in front of me...sorry, no soup for you. NJSP gets behind him and on go the disco lights. Speeding ticket $250.00, fee to plead down to a non-moving violation $250.00 plus another $50.00 or so in court costs. Waze is free, an R3 $399.00. Moron.
     
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    Freebird Poking the bears. Advanced User Premium Member

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    Come on lazy, that’s a must see laugh out loud video we need to see.

    Agreed, lots of people down here passing me without counter measures in view.
     
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    westwind77 Premium Member Advanced User Premium Member

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    I can understand people not owning a RD (to a point), but to not run Waze on the highway, for so many reason, is just a waste. As stated, it is free and only benefits you with police and traffic alerts. Then again, it is good to have those people not running it as it keeps LEO's busy with others, besides us here :)
     
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    Ok, that does it. I've been resistant to change for too long. It's a sign. I was on the Garden State Parkway just last week on our trip down to and back from Cape May. It's time for this old dog to get with the program and at least give Waze a try.
     
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  5. LeoGetz14

    LeoGetz14 Seeking CM Utopia Beginner User

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    Waze helps XYZ. Have been alerted to LE speed traps on I35 SA-DFW corridor on plenty of occasions. A recent update has been crummy though as the app now sometimes says "searching for network" even though I have Wi-Fi in the truck.
     
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    Autotech198 Learning to Fly Beginner User

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    They dont play in jersey ! Ive heard really bad horror stories of excessive speeders there having to pay over $1500 for a traffic violation of speeding and an attorney.
     
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    I drive a lot and I've used Waze for over 4 years now. One of my larger frustrations is knowing that I've marked a nasty speed trap and the oncoming traffic is oblivious.
    Sometimes I can also flash my brights but even that doesn't help much.
    I hate to see the LEOs being sneaky!

    I would like to see everyone here doing their part responsibly to use Waze or anything else that comes along to reduce the "fish in a barrel" tactics LEOs sometimes use.
     
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    Autotech198 Learning to Fly Beginner User

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    A farmer in kentucky got a speeding ticket and cut down all thier bushes with his large ride along trimmer nice and neat and removed trash leo's was tossing in the bushes including reciepts proving officers did the littering. The community thanked him for his beautification efforts ;)
     
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    Waze is awesome. I have just been using it since I joined the RDF. I didn’t know about it before. I used it from my drive from Southwest TN to North Carolina this weekend with my R3, and Waze had all the Troopers marked on the map, and the R3 did its job with its great sensitivity and great warning range. One TN Trooper must have been using Lidar/Laser on an on ramp targeting people from behind. A lady in front of me who was moving “quickly” got lit up. The Trooper was “on Waze”, and I had already slowed down. She probably never saw the Trooper until the blue lights were in her rear view mirror.


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    I try to flash when possible to warn others and tap the brakes several x to warn others but no one seems to pay attention
     
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    GotWake Speed Kills Advanced User

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    It amazes me. You see people rolling at PSL+20 without anything. One of my buddies knows I have jammers and multiple radar detectors. Completely refused to buy any CMs even though he has a corvette. A few months ago he got a nice ticket. He now owns a R1.
     
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    Yep amazes me how many people say “those things don’t work” (rd and jammers). Most of the time I just say ok and let it be. Only really close friends I give any info. The rest of the world can think what it wants.
     
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    How does that old saying go...

    "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make 'em drink"
     
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    True, except sometimes I don't want to hear "Vehicle stopped on shoulder ahead" every 30 damned seconds. I really really really really really (is that enough reallys?) wish that you could 1) select which alerts you want and 2) select the advance warning interval.

    At this point, .5 mi notice mixed in with countless stupid warnings makes waze more of a hassle than anything unless I'm running PSL +++
     
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    This can be updated in the settings.

    Also regarding the OP I'm in total agreement. Every rabbit I ever pickup has typically no CMs. The only time I ever did see one with something it was Waze so they're reliant on the community. The rabbit I had yesterday was 25+ PSL the whole time, which is borderline jail in FL.
     
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    I do have shoulder hazard alerts turned off.
     
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    Not everyone has access to information about CM's. My pops doesn't even go online. As far as he was concerned, radar detectors stopped working around the early 2000's since the updates in Leo's technology. He only retracted his statement when I bought a redline and he saw what it can do. Then the other day he heard about waze from my car and he told me to download it to his phone. He liked the fact that people reported police.

    Old skool users won't have CM's as well as others who know nothing about radar detectors. There are a lot of people believe it or not who do not know detectors or jammers exist. I only knew detectors existed because my dad had a cobra in the 90's. So one day I decided to google it to see what was on the current market. Then I found this site and saw jammers existed, I didn't know jammers were even invented. You can't search something that you don't know exists (if you get my drift). People usually stay within their pool of knowledge.

    I have it turned on. It tells me that the car on the side of the road isn't a leo. If I have that turned off, I get a heart attack every time I drive by a car on the shoulder in the middle of the night that has it's lights off.
     
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    I turned off roadside hazards and the like a couple of years ago. I still see them on screen, but there's no announcement for them. Much better way to use it in my opinion.
     
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    True, but my buddy is 35 year old IT professional. I think he should be able to figure what CM to get. ;)
     
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    If you're running a V1, give JBV1 a shot. You can enable "crowd-sourced alerts", which will give you an adjustable (up to 2+ miles?) warning of any police reported in that app in the previous x (also adjustable, up to several hours) minutes. They are displayed in the app or as an overlay just like radar/laser alerts. It's a really excellent feature, and much more powerful than the other option.
     
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