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I guess having a good detector with long range can make you a little careless when it comes to watching your speed.

I have had an R1 for about 2 years now. Saved me at least a couple of dozen times during the past 2 years. I drive all over the southeast about 1200 - 1500 miles per week most weeks.

About 5 months after I got the R1, I was on a 2 lane state highway in southern Arkansas. I came into a small town, speed limit 35. I respect the speed limit in small towns on 2 lane and 4 lane highways, I know better. I cruised through this town about 2 miles, and then I was back in the countryside. Deserted, flat river bottoms, with brush here and there. I was up to about 55, and my R1 goes 5 bars Ka 35.5. Had no clue I was still in the city limits, looked at Waze and it was speed limit 35. OMG! About 90 seconds later, I see the blue lights behind me. I find a field that has a driveway, and pull in so the LEO can be off of the road. Still don't have a clue where he was hiding! I have been through there twice since and cannot find a hiding spot. No hills, no large trees, no driveways. :hmm:I called the court and they gave me deferred adjudication, but had to pay the full fine. :mad:

About 6 months later, I was driving from Baton Rouge to Lafayette LA on I-10, in the swamp. Traffic was moving about 60 mph and I was in a hurry.

Finally got around the slowpokes, and my R1 goes off on Laser. DOH! I picked it up, but as is almost always the case with Lidar, he already had me. :confused: LA let me do the deferred adjudication too, and of course made me pay the full fine.

I remember years ago, if you got deferred adjudication, the fine was usually cut in half. I guess they don't do that any more.
 

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Sorry for your misfortune, that sucks. Yep, it takes great discipline and the complete package of defense in the areas you're driving. They're sneaky bastards in AR and LA (and TN MS and FL). Time for jammers!
 

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I guess having a good detector with long range can make you a little careless when it comes to watching your speed.

I have had an R1 for about 2 years now. Saved me at least a couple of dozen times during the past 2 years. I drive all over the southeast about 1200 - 1500 miles per week most weeks.

About 5 months after I got the R1, I was on a 2 lane state highway in southern Arkansas. I came into a small town, speed limit 35. I respect the speed limit in small towns on 2 lane and 4 lane highways, I know better. I cruised through this town about 2 miles, and then I was back in the countryside. Deserted, flat river bottoms, with brush here and there. I was up to about 55, and my R1 goes 5 bars Ka 35.5. Had no clue I was still in the city limits, looked at Waze and it was speed limit 35. OMG! About 90 seconds later, I see the blue lights behind me. I find a field that has a driveway, and pull in so the LEO can be off of the road. Still don't have a clue where he was hiding! I have been through there twice since and cannot find a hiding spot. No hills, no large trees, no driveways. :hmm:I called the court and they gave me deferred adjudication, but had to pay the full fine. :mad:

About 6 months later, I was driving from Baton Rouge to Lafayette LA on I-10, in the swamp. Traffic was moving about 60 mph and I was in a hurry.

Finally got around the slowpokes, and my R1 goes off on Laser. DOH! I picked it up, but as is almost always the case with Lidar, he already had me. :confused: LA let me do the deferred adjudication too, and of course made me pay the full fine.

I remember years ago, if you got deferred adjudication, the fine was usually cut in half. I guess they don't do that any more.
You can't do much about laser. Get a 2 head TMG system since I don't think you face Dragoneye yet... (And even if you do, it's better than nothing).

As for your instant on Ka band, don't speed unless you have someone ahead of you to eat the police radar while you detect it from behind them and be careful even then. Alot of us see laser as the holy Grail of speed enforcement but you can jam laser surprises. You can't jam radar legally (or easily).

Good luck!
 

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sounds like the first one was I/O, which range is already maxed out with the R1, not much else you can do. laser, well as you know RD's suck at it. Add some laser protection, ALP/TMG and that will solve laser threats for you.
 

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speeding 5-10+ over the limit at night without a bunny is a recipe for disaster, anyone who does this will eventually eat an i/o ticket
 

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speeding 5-10+ over the limit at night without a bunny is a recipe for disaster, anyone who does this will eventually eat an i/o ticket
Maybe? I mean, it’s all a calculated risk. Around here less than 10 over isn’t generally a huge deal. Things don’t get interesting till 26 over.
 

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Maybe? I mean, it’s all a calculated risk. Around here less than 10 over isn’t generally a huge deal. Things don’t get interesting till 26 over.
very true. I know +5 isn’t reasonable due to the calculation error in the gun, however, i’ve read wild stories of people being pulled over for going +1-2mph over (yes absolutely ridiculous).

Another factor that makes things worst for me is my black car with heavy black tints. I got pulled over for going PSL in ny state before by a trooper (it was a drunk check) on the interstate. ive never heard of anyone upstate ever being pulled over for tints by troopers so my casual 10+ turned into 5+ bc of this ridiculous stop (and others) i have had to deal with in ny.

this is truly a police state.
 

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speeding 5-10+ over the limit at night without a bunny is a recipe for disaster, anyone who does this will eventually eat an i/o ticket
Maybe? I mean, it’s all a calculated risk. Around here less than 10 over isn’t generally a huge deal. Things don’t get interesting till 26 over.
very true. I know +5 isn’t reasonable due to the calculation error in the gun, however, i’ve read wild stories of people being pulled over for going +1-2mph over (yes absolutely ridiculous).

Another factor that makes things worst for me is my black car with heavy black tints. I got pulled over for going PSL in ny state before by a trooper (it was a drunk check) on the interstate. ive never heard of anyone upstate ever being pulled over for tints by troopers so my casual 10+ turned into 5+ bc of this ridiculous stop (and others) i have had to deal with in ny.

this is truly a police state.

Yeah, where I'm at you're pretty safe with PSL +7 for the most part. I think with many LE you would be safe at anything under +15 as they can find bigger fish at least on the interstate. This is on the highway mind you, but in town, I keep it at PSL +5 max. Luckily, most of the town guys here run C/O. Unfortunately, the county is I/O 35.5.
 

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sounds like the first one was I/O, which range is already maxed out with the R1, not much else you can do. laser, well as you know RD's suck at it. Add some laser protection, ALP/TMG and that will solve laser threats for you.
Oh, the I/O is on me, I thought I was out of the 35 mph zone but clearly I wasn't. That's what I get for not paying 100% attention.
 

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Unlucky mate, I guess/hope you will learn from those two experiences. Even a set of Aces is not guaranteed to win a hand in poker ;)
 

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Bummer for sure but it looks like you handled it well as far as getting the deferred adjudication without even having to go to the court. So in the end it's just a fine. Live and learn. Could have been paying for that for some time and had to deal with a lot more hassle.
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Things like that usually comes in 3s be careful
On yea, that number 3 is around the corner so beware!
 

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I remember years ago, if you got deferred adjudication, the fine was usually cut in half. I guess they don't do that any more.
Nope. Cause it's all about safety....:rolleyes:
 

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