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arthur106

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Hey guys, I don't have a radar detector, laser jammer, or any fancy equipment; to date, I've gotten by with a spotless record (despite breaking 100 mph on an almost daily basis) just using common sense, situational awareness, and mainly by doing a fairly good job of not putting myself in dangerous situations to begin with. I'm joining this forum because one day, I'd like to get a detector and jammer setup, but I'm saving up for some other, higher priorities so it'll be a while before I drop any significant money on such a thing. I drive a 2018 Golf GTI and live in TX. Driving this car on long stretches of rural, flat interstate allows me to safely drive at much higher than posted speeds sometimes (state law arbitrarily limits speed limits to 75 except for on certain stretches of I-10/20 through select counties or on toll roads even though many roads through the state can safely support higher speeds).
 

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Welcome to the forum. Hopefully you are at least using Waze or similar passive countermeasure. You can pick up a Uniden DFR7/8/9 series RD for very cheap that would give you very good radar detection and they are great starter detectors.
 
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Howdy!
Fixin' to do some traveling to that part of the county next week. I love driving through TX where there are loads of people who drive like I do.
 

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Welcome, and buckle up! If your standard MO is high speed you better invest in some countermeasures, and at the least Waze.
 

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Welcome to RDF! As others have said, I would at least use Waze, and get something like the DFR series that won’t break the bank, especially if you constantly travel at those speeds. Common sense and situational awareness help, but your luck will run out eventually and even one save from a detector will have paid for itself. Enjoy the forum!
 

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Welcome Aboard!

A small suggestion, if you are going to keep poking the bear without any protection, you ARE going to get bite! And if you State allows insurance companies to increase you rate for speeding tickets, the fine and penalty for being pulled over for being over 100 is going to be NOTHING compared to how it is going to effect your insurance rates for YEARS!

I highly suggest that you immediately slow down, immediately start learning how VVaze can help, plus rearrange your financial plans and make a good RD your next purchase! Radar Detectors are not just a purchase, they are an investment. I always recommend buying the best investment one can afford.

Radenso Pro M, Uniden R1, R3, or R7 but if really on a tight tight budget and feel you must continue to speed, then a DFR 7 or 9 at a minimum. Cheaper detectors are really no more than "Your Getting a Ticket" might as well pull over warning devices.

Enjoy the Forum, tons of information here.
 

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@arthur106 welcome to the forum from a fellow Texan. There is worlds of useful information here and a bunch of friendly folks with great experience and advice to offer. From reading your introduction post I fear it is a matter of when not if you receive a large speeding ticket and a possible reckless driving charge to accompany it. :pullover:
As others have stated this may lead to increased insurance rates and driver's license surcharges from the state of Texas. Since you are a frequent triple digit flyer I would not recommend anything less than a Uniden R1/R3/R7 for long range alerts.
All feature good filtering with regard to K Band falses, very good off-axis detection, unrivaled detection range, good customer service, and available firmware updates. The R3 adds GPS for manual lockouts, red light camera alerts, and adjustable low speed muting when traveling through mall/shopping center parking lots.
R7 adds arrows for enhanced situational awareness, more memory capacity for manual lockouts, and increased sensitivity for even greater range.
Your understanding of situational awareness is important as no detector will save you from a clever LEO using IO radar or LIDAR gun. Always let other cars lead the way, slow down at night, when approaching overpasses, crests on the road, and construction/school zones.
Currently there are some great prices on the R3 and R7 here:
Black Friday deals are also going to be available soon as well.
Good luck with whatever detector you decide on and safe travels.
 

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Thanks guys! I appreciate the advise and I'm aware that it really is a matter of WHEN not IF (even if I am using active counter-measures). I do use Waze frequently and limit my triple digit speeding to roads I'm familiar with.

It sounds like most of the guys/gals here are probably of a similar mindset, but I'd like to assure everyone that I DO NOT drive recklessly. I don't speed at all on surface streets, and no more than 5-10 over on anything that's not a restricted access highway. I leave abundant following distance and limit my closing speed when approaching other drivers. I just hate how traffic enforcement is limited almost exclusively to speed and cops rarely pay attention to the real killers: following distance, distracted driving, and lane discipline.
 

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