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After driving for 37 years and been stopped for speeding an average of 1.6 times a year [do the math - just hit my 60th time and much to my dismay, I didn't get a free set of steak knifes with my last stop], you would have thought I would either learn my lesson and slow down or get better equipment to detect what is about to come. Any coincidence that I gave up trying to spot speed traps and started getting better detectors and not getting a ticket in years now? I'm too old to change my driving style now and am living proof that driving above the speed limit doesn't mean that I'm a dangerous driver having zero accidents. Ok, I still get stopped but now I'm able to slow down to "We won't give you a ticket this time because you have such a clean record and you look like a well adjusted adult but slow down in the future" safety stops with the last one happening just a few weeks ago while driving to church with my wife [my get out of a ticket lucky charm that is nearly 100% fail proof - darn you instant on radar in some remote location in Kansas around it's only corner in the state]. I use an Escort in my wife's car which is a boring Subaru Forester but is the vehicle that I got my last ticket in and a Uniden R1 in my MX-5 that I have been ticketless in the 5 years that I've been driving it. Radar detectors are always present now in both cars especially since my wife drives like I do. It's actually kind of strange. I've only had two cars in my many years of driving that I drove without getting a ticket - the sporty looking MX-5 that I currently driving and a black 5.0 Mustang with plenty of go fast parts about 20 years ago. I just got the Uniden R1 and have been super impressed. So far, I've only used the Uniden R1 in Oklahoma and NW Arkansas* but trips to Kansas, MO, and Texas planned in the next few months.
On the highway, I will use a it along with Waze.

*Warning for anyone driving in NW Arkansas. I've driven through West Silom Springs AR/OK [Moore?] hundreds of times on my way back and forth to Tulsa OK and only a couple of times did I not see a speed trap. Got 6 tickets on highway 412 before not trusting my 'superior' speed trap eyes. Slow learner I guess
 

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Welcome from a fellow Arkansas resident! Looks like you've come to the right place to up your game. No need in changing your habits now as you are in good company. If you've got any questions ask away and someone much smarter than I will be along shortly to set you on the right path!
 

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Watch your onramps in that area
Hidden or exposed

Just a matter of time before you get hit with lidar
Id go with a 2 sensor ALP upfront and Hifi
 

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Hwy 412 has been a bad speed trap as long as I can remember (at least since 2001). The old Escort 8500 X50 saved me many times through there!

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Welcome aboard, glad see you here from a little farther south.
 

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Welcome to the RD Forum!

Might be time to move up to an R3 or a V1 with the JBV1 App. And if you are like some of the us Forum Members that are always PSL +20, as @Choose Life mentioned, it might be time to invest in ALP or TMG for Lidar Protection. Are you using any other available counter measures besides Wayes?

I am the perfect example that old dogs CAN learn new tricks! This Forum is packed with tons of useful information from best detector for where you live and drive mostly (so far there is NOT a single detector that is best for everyone/everywhere), proper mounting possibilities, additional counter measures, fast but intelligent driving habits, and of course @Vortex videos!

Nothing is fool proof because no RD on the market can protect anyone from one on one no other traffic in front of you Ka I/O incident. And even the best Lidar Jammer setup is not a guarantee against a Lidar Ticket but it increases ones odds tremendously versus not running a Jammer. I was hit at under 500 feet twice last week with Lidar. One was not on Wayes and was Gwinnett County running DET and Cherokee County popped up on JBV1 CSA just in time for me to tap the brake dropping out of cruise control warp using TruSpeed S to shoot me.

Lastly you are completely right about Kansas, I didn't wake up until I was almost in the ditch and out of shoulder due to falling asleep because of not having made a single turn in over 3 hours! I-40 in Arkansas would be like Kansas in some places if they ever fixed the bad broken pavement. Can't fall asleep from straight highway when one is worried if their kidneys are going to survive the drive!
 

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Hwy 412 has been a bad speed trap as long as I can remember (at least since 2001). The old Escort 8500 X50 saved me many times through there!
No kidding. It is rare that I don't come upon a speed trap on that highway. The last time I was on it was a couple of weeks ago when I was visiting my adult daughter for dinner [120 miles each way]. After keeping my speed down due to heavy rain, I came across a total of 4 cops just after the rain had slowed down. The first one my Uniden R1 spotted him 1.5 miles ahead giving me plenty of time to slow back down to a normal level. Since then, I've been singing praises to that awesome radar detector.

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Watch your onramps in that area
Hidden or exposed
So far, on 412, I've come across radar with either the cop parked in the median, the side or my biggest complaint, driving slower than the speed limit in the left lane. Driving slowly in the left lane running radar, what circle of hell should people like that go in? Only once have I caught one on an on ramp on that highway although I have seen that on other highways.
 

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The R1 is an excellent Rd!
 

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Welcome! I love NW Arkansas. We try to visit at least once a year so my kids can remember that trees grow taller than single story buildings.
 

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Welcome! I love NW Arkansas. We try to visit at least once a year so my kids can remember that trees grow taller than single story buildings.
Then you will love the drive that my wife has everyday [This is her driving]. The white picket fence at the beginning of the video is her 'office' area which is on 72 acres
 
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Howdy! R1 is a great detector. Make sure you update your firmware to get all the current features and filters.

@tgray you totally need to do a motorcycle trip!! A couple years ago my dad and I went on a week long trip riding through the Ozarks then up to Tulsa to see family. It was some of the most fun road riding I've ever done. If you like Twisties and amazing views it's perfect.

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I think we had around 400,000 motorcycles show up last year. The weird thing is about a month later, we have War Eagle Craft Fair where we will have around 400,000 grandma's that if you bedazzle a turd, you would have grandmothers everywhere lining up to buy them in their Winnebagos and Buicks. Somehow it all works out to be normal.
 

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