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Question for the folk who live or travel through MD a lot: I travel in MD pretty often, but wondered what they use when they have the signs about photo speed enforcement in work zones. Is it only PoliScan mounted on a vehicle? Or do they use the mobile radar cameras like they have in school zones that can be moved around (big metal boxes)?

I haven't seen the warning signs posted in the work zones in the western part of MD (Cumberland and west), so wondering if they have the same setups out there, or just rely on live enforcement only? I have the PoliScan feature off on my ALP, but wondering if I should turn it on since I drive enough in MD.

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Question for the folk who live or travel through MD a lot: I travel in MD pretty often, but wondered what they use when they have the signs about photo speed enforcement in work zones. Is it only PoliScan mounted on a vehicle? Or do they use the mobile radar cameras like they have in school zones that can be moved around (big metal boxes)?

I haven't seen the warning signs posted in the work zones in the western part of MD (Cumberland and west), so wondering if they have the same setups out there, or just rely on live enforcement only? I have the PoliScan feature off on my ALP, but wondering if I should turn it on since I drive enough in MD.

Thanks in advance
I do not know about other (Radar) enforcement photo equip./tactics, Perhaps some MD Drivers familiar w/ the State will chime in. For the Poli's I'd turn it on, you "might" get a warning Alert from a reflection from a car ahead of you that gets shot. A common 'standard' AL-P install like everyone does for Front & Rear CANNOT defend against the Poliscans.

Your best bet is to just slowdown to PSL anytime you enter a construction zone in MD.
 

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A common 'standard' AL-P install like everyone does for Front & Rear CANNOT defend against the Poliscans.

Your best bet is to just slowdown to PSL anytime you enter a construction zone in MD.
Uh oh, we'll see what the mail brings. :)
 

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Question for the folk who live or travel through MD a lot: I travel in MD pretty often, but wondered what they use when they have the signs about photo speed enforcement in work zones. Is it only PoliScan mounted on a vehicle? Or do they use the mobile radar cameras like they have in school zones that can be moved around (big metal boxes)?

I haven't seen the warning signs posted in the work zones in the western part of MD (Cumberland and west), so wondering if they have the same setups out there, or just rely on live enforcement only? I have the PoliScan feature off on my ALP, but wondering if I should turn it on since I drive enough in MD.

Thanks in advance
While I cannot prove what MD does not use, I can describe what I have seen them use.

PoliScan is common in Maryland's DC suburbs. The "fixed" roadside units are moved around every few weeks. They are "fixed" in that they are in steel boxed spiked to the ground.

Some PoliScan units are vehicle-mounted, and the vehicles move around on a much shorter cycle, sometimes only spending a couple of days in any particular location. I have only seen vehicle-mounted units in work zones.

I have not encountered a vehicle-mounted radar unit in several years, and that was in a work zone.
 

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While I cannot prove what MD does not use, I can describe what I have seen them use.

PoliScan is common in Maryland's DC suburbs. The "fixed" roadside units are moved around every few weeks. They are "fixed" in that they are in steel boxed spiked to the ground.

Some PoliScan units are vehicle-mounted, and the vehicles move around on a much shorter cycle, sometimes only spending a couple of days in any particular location. I have only seen vehicle-mounted units in work zones.

I have not encountered a vehicle-mounted radar unit in several years, and that was in a work zone.

There has been quite a few stories in the local news about people stealing them or dragging them off with chains to the back of their cars. They do however use and move them around. I myself have seen them in North Bethesda and Rockville area's in construction zones.
 

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Most likely just a $40 ticket (& no points back to NY).
Good. I wasn't paying attention and trying to make good time on our drive down here to the OBX. Thanks, RR.
 

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There has been quite a few stories in the local news about people stealing them or dragging them off with chains to the back of their cars. They do however use and move them around. I myself have seen them in North Bethesda and Rockville area's in construction zones.
More than once I have seen boxes tipped over or spray painted.

From time-to-time on SB I-270 as you approach the construction of the new Watkins Mill Road overpass and exit there is a white Jeep equipped with PoliScan on the right shoulder behind the Jersey wall and partially obscured from view just past the outhouse. It'll be there for one or two days, then disappear for a few days, then it'll be back.

Most likely just a $40 ticket (& no points back to NY).
Good. I wasn't paying attention and trying to make good time on our drive down here to the OBX. Thanks, RR.
The two times I've been nabbed it was $40 US. The threshold for being cited is PSL+12 MPH.
 

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I believe that it was on an international thread where I read that there was some positive poliscan jamming results by mounting the heads 15 degrees outward toward the camera. I was thinking about trying it on the rear by adding an old set of LIs (which pick up poliscan great) but haven't gotten around to it yet.

I had an Escort Ticket Protection Guarantee that was coming up on its 1 year expiry. I sent them a copy of a $42 poliscan bill ($2 extra to use charge card) and they reimbursed me in full. Yes, I got a GPS alert before approaching it but I thought that they had removed its laser head from the mount, so I sped by only to have a laser alert shot travel through my rear window. They had actually swapped the regular modular poliscan unit it for a smaller lower profile one. Fooled me once. I have another Ticket Protection Guarantee and may give angled heads a try before it expires.
 
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