Pro M- First Impression

ZenYogi

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ProM arrived yesterday and when I unboxed it I was really surprised how small and light it is. This is my first detector so don’t have anything to compare it to, but wow, what a compact package. Mounted it on the windshield with the supplied hardware and it seems pretty secure. Left the settings at the default pre programmed ones. On the morning commute it stayed quiet on the highway portion, and gave one small false chirp on the city leg that finishes my drive. This thing is pretty slick. Know it was only one trip, but I was concerned about constant noise, and went with the ProM based on what I read here about how quiet it is.
 

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Its a good little detector and good range and the best filtering in the windshield mount detector market for right now, its also nice for banned areas or vehicles where RDs are not allowed.
 

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I've been rocking the Pro M a lot in my rental cars with default settings. Down in FL 2 weeks ago, the damn thing wouldn't shut up!!! (It's usually very quiet!) Ka! Ka! lol. I had almost 2 miles before I saw the LEO with a customer. It's such a great little detector.
 

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I've been rocking the Pro M a lot in my rental cars with default settings. Down in FL 2 weeks ago, the damn thing wouldn't shut up!!! (It's usually very quiet!) Ka! Ka! lol. I had almost 2 miles before I saw the LEO with a customer. It's such a great little detector.
It really is! It's my only RD now and I use it daily with the default settings as my protection in Chi-town.

Great choice OP, I think you'll really enjoy it!
 

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It really is! It's my only RD now and I use it daily with the default settings as my protection in Chi-town.

Great choice OP, I think you'll really enjoy it!
It really is! It's my only RD now and I use it daily with the default settings as my protection in Chi-town.

Great choice OP, I think you'll really enjoy it!
Every couple years here in PA there’s a push to allow local police the use of radar. The last time was 2018-2019 and I really thought this would be the time it was passed, but to my knowledge it was again shot down. It’s funny to read all the arguments given why local police need this tool to enforce the law, the assurances that you won’t have local police hiding behind every tree, and the promise that it’s really not about revenue, but safety. They also claim that municipalities only receive $20 dollars from a ticket, and the rest is kicked up to the state. Then to reassure the doubting public, a companion bill is introduced that states a municipalities budget can only be funded up to 20% from speeding tickets. Wonder how many $20 tickets you need to write to fund 1/5 of your budget?

Watched a number of the videos on here and it’s clear the methods some of these departments are using have gone way beyond speed enforcement to revenue generation. I would expect PA to follow right along with that when the locals get radar, and they will. Just a matter of time. Guess that’s why I got a detector after all these years. I don’t really speed all that often, but the thought of knowing there’s a trooper up ahead shooting radar kind of makes me feel like I’m beating them at there own game, even when driving the PSL. A symbolic middle finger if you will.

Guess it’s also inevitable that laser will be introduced in PA, if it already hasn’t. Read on here a thread from 2018 that stated the PSP were now permitted the use of Lidar, but more current threads seem to suggest that k-band is the only real threat for now. In the future when laser is more common in PA, and I’m positive it will be, will have to re evaluate the use of jammers. Seems like a lot of money, but a part of me feels I would rather spend the money on them then to give the state one red cent.
 

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@ZenYogi - What you have expressed is in line with the very definition and principles of civil disobedience.

Oxford Dictionary:
civil disobedience
NOUN

The refusal to comply with certain laws considered unjust, as a peaceful form of political protest.

There are some amazing quotes here on the subject:

 

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I've been rocking the Pro M a lot in my rental cars with default settings. Down in FL 2 weeks ago, the damn thing wouldn't shut up!!! (It's usually very quiet!) Ka! Ka! lol. I had almost 2 miles before I saw the LEO with a customer. It's such a great little detector.
Yes FL gives CMs a good workout, and the terrain is easy so getting a lot of long alerts isn't surprising and can be annoying after a while. :). Glad the proM is doing well for you OP!
 

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