one of our drivers tells me he runs with a radar detector

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by ad356, Apr 27, 2018.

  1. ad356

    ad356 Road Train Member

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    well if you read the heading you know what im talking about. he says he has been doing it for quite some time. my question is what if he got caught with it. he even claims he crossed the border with it. myself, i have a radar detector in my personal car only.
     
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  3. Woodchuck88

    Woodchuck88 Medium Load Member

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    Big fine worth about a weeks pay. Most o/os hide them in the grill with a on /off toggle switch hidden in plain site in the cab.
     
  4. Woodchuck88

    Woodchuck88 Medium Load Member

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    He’d probably get fired if he’s a company driver
     
  5. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    Lets see here. Most (company) drivers are driving trucks set at 70 or 65. Most police today use laser. Even if you had a detector that can see laser by the time it goes off the cop has the ticket 1/2 wrote. Then a driver wants to risk his job and pocketbook? Let the bullhaulers worry about a detector. Really don't make much sense for a (company) driver.
     
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    They make some really good ones these days. Rumor has it any way
     
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  7. Observer1

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    Police lidar (laser) which is used more often than the old radar requires the laser beam to travel between the lidar and the target vehicles approx 900 times before it gives a reading. This is accomplished in about 1/4 second. If someone has a detector that picks up a lidar the officer will have a lock even before the driver has a chance to take his foot off the gas. Not worth the hassel in my opinion.
     
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  8. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    I quite often do the speed limit, or less.
     
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  9. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    ::sigh::
    Just when I thought you were growing up.....
     
  10. AlBig

    AlBig Light Load Member

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    I may do over some time.. but this new thing ... ELD will put you over in most states..
     
  11. DUNE-T

    DUNE-T Road Train Member

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    It helps against moving police cars though. In my younger days I got multiple speeding tickets from the cops who were driving behind or towards me
     
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