Uniden R3 - Got Speed Camera Ticket in NYC

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My Uniden R3 majorly failed me with the MRCD warning WAY too late. Is this normal or could my detector be defective?

Its quite ridiculous how in NYC they make every major roadway 25 MPH now.

See the attached dashcam footage of me speeding past a speed camera and Uniden R3 only gave me the warning after I already passed it and the flash went off twice!


 

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Unfortunately, this is normal. The r3 is pretty bad at detecting mrcd. It can't go low enough for some mrcd radars. The r7 can scan low enough but has very poor range.

So far the best at detecting mrcd is the radenso pro m
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Take a look at this thread: Heywood's July 29 2019 MRCD Testing

There's also a few videos floating around showing it in the real world.
 

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I figured that might be the case... There wasn't even an MRCD warning with the R3 until the latest firmware update. I guess I gotta run Waze all the time or turn back on the speed camera warnings. Problem with the speed cam / redlight warnings is they are super annoying on the R3. Any way to make them less annoying?
 

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I have red light camera off on the R7, I let Waze handle red light cameras and speed cams.

Uniden is "supposedly" working on a fix for MRCD.

Sorry about your ticket.
 

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Why do you say that the speed camera alerts are annoying? Like what annoys you about them?
I only had the alerts on for a short time so I don't remember exactly but there were multiple times that I was alerted while on the highway to a RLC on a nearby overpass or side road. Additionally the alert itself was just obnoxious and wouldn't shut up. I'd have to turn it back on to remember exactly why I disliked it...
 

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I only had the alerts on for a short time so I don't remember exactly but there were multiple times that I was alerted while on the highway to a RLC on a nearby overpass or side road. Additionally the alert itself was just obnoxious and wouldn't shut up. I'd have to turn it back on to remember exactly why I disliked it...
There is also a feature I believe that has a RLC speed setting, meaning it won't alert after your set speed. So you can filter out highway speeds for RLC alerts.
 

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I only had the alerts on for a short time so I don't remember exactly but there were multiple times that I was alerted while on the highway to a RLC on a nearby overpass or side road. Additionally the alert itself was just obnoxious and wouldn't shut up. I'd have to turn it back on to remember exactly why I disliked it...
There is actually a setting that will mute the RLC alerts if you’re above a specified speed. For example if the highway you drive is 50mph, you can set the RLC muting to 50mph and it will not alert you to the RLCs if you’re at 50mph and above. This is to help silence the alerts to the nearby side streets when you’re on the highway or freeway and they’re obviously irrelevant to the road you’re traveling on.

Taken from Vortex’s site:


RLC Q-Ride (R3 only)

High speed muting for redlight cameras. This is useful for muting RLC/speedcam alerts on nearby surface streets when you’re driving down the highway.

You can mute individual alerts by pressing the mute button. You can delete them by double-tapping the mute button (and pressing a third time to confirm).

Off (default)
50 – 85 mph (80 – 140 km/h) in 5 mph (10 km/h) increments


 

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There is actually a setting that will mute the RLC alerts if you’re above a specified speed. For example if the highway you drive is 50mph, you can set the RLC muting to 50mph and it will not alert you to the RLCs if you’re at 50mph and above. This is to help silence the alerts to the nearby side streets when you’re on the highway or freeway and they’re obviously irrelevant to the road you’re traveling on.

Taken from Vortex’s site:


RLC Q-Ride (R3 only)

High speed muting for redlight cameras. This is useful for muting RLC/speedcam alerts on nearby surface streets when you’re driving down the highway.

You can mute individual alerts by pressing the mute button. You can delete them by double-tapping the mute button (and pressing a third time to confirm).

Off (default)
50 – 85 mph (80 – 140 km/h) in 5 mph (10 km/h) increments


True, but I think I had those settings set correctly. Problem is with stop and go traffic on NYC highways I am not consistently going over 50 MPH unfortunately so I was still getting the falses way too often that they annoyed me enough to just turn them off...
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I think I need to just drive around with something like this...;)

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True, but I think I had those settings set correctly. Problem is with stop and go traffic on NYC highways I am not consistently going over 50 MPH unfortunately so I was still getting the falses way too often that they annoyed me enough to just turn them off...
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I think I need to just drive around with something like this...;)

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You will get pulled over by NYS troopers/highway patrol for improperly displaying your license plate. Around NYC bridges and tunnels the LEOs are trained to spot those.
 

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Did you use Waze??? They're marked there and would have alerted you to it. It's an extremely low k-band which is very difficult to detect. What street was this on?
 

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Did you use Waze??? They're marked there and would have alerted you to it. It's an extremely low k-band which is very difficult to detect. What street was this on?
I did not have waze on at the time was just headed to a grocery store to pick something up. It is on Union Turnpike W/B at Main St in Queens
 

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I did not have waze on at the time was just headed to a grocery store to pick something up. It is on Union Turnpike W/B at Main St in Queens
I say it to everyone... Use the app no matter what. Could have also fell into a speed trap with a local Leo using a pro laser 3/4. I've seen it happen many times where there's numerous reports and yet people get caught


That camera is in the system.
 

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True, but I think I had those settings set correctly. Problem is with stop and go traffic on NYC highways I am not consistently going over 50 MPH unfortunately so I was still getting the falses way too often that they annoyed me enough to just turn them off...
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I think I need to just drive around with something like this...;)

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Ha, where I live that is mandatory for tourists to run in the summer! The police just ignore it as they would be pulling over every other car on the road.
 

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I figured that might be the case... There wasn't even an MRCD warning with the R3 until the latest firmware update. I guess I gotta run Waze all the time or turn back on the speed camera warnings. Problem with the speed cam / redlight warnings is they are super annoying on the R3. Any way to make them less annoying?
Always run waze in NYC. I don't use the RLC feature on the R3 because it gives you like a half mile notice on them (I could be exaggerating on the distance, not sure the parameter). In NYC, a half mile notice is like 10 blocks. You know how many RLC or speed cameras there are within 10 blocks?! It isn't worth it, plus you won't know which direction the camera is. One time I was driving in a residential street parallel to woodhaven blvd and got the alert for a camera. I immediately turned it off after that day and just ran waze.
 

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Layers of countermeasures provide the best results in my experience.

I always have Waze start with the car / detector. It can also run with the screen off if you want. There's a power saving mode too.
 

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