Sweet install. Too bad it's a $400 fine if I get caught with one in holland.
Yeah...they're illegal here in Virginia.SETI20 said:Sweet install. Too bad it's a $400 fine if I get caught with one in holland.
My thoughts as well.FastCRX420 said:how well does the detector work?
The V1 has antennas that face both forward and backward...neither is obstructed in my setup. It's over the right half of the mirror, if that image is a little misleading -- it's not behind the mount or anything at all.ollie said:I thought that particular unit needs to have an unobstructed area in front of it to get the proper readings?
I have a stealth Radar unit that uses remote sensors so you can hide the warning unit under/in the dash.Is that particular valentine unit use a seperate radar sensor?
The law can pretty much do as they please. Hide it really well...certainly possible, if you really wanted to. Not sure if I would want to risk a big fine, but it would certainly be fun trying to hide it. Read around online, there are plenty of really sneaky installs.jaowli said:Why is it legal for law enforcement to use electronic devices and not the motorists? Is there ways around this?
Very true, I don't look at it as carte blanche to speed. But, most cops around here seem to cruise around with their radar on (from what I've seen lately -- it doesn't just alert on speed traps, but a lot of cops just driving by). If it can alert me of SOME upcoming speed traps (and it can alert of someone AHEAD getting lasered or instant-on radar, but sometimes when you hear the laser beep it would be far too late, you still have to use your eyes), and if it can alert me of SOME cops that are about to drive by, it's worth it for me. I don't speed all the time, but everyone here looks down once in awhile and realizes they are going a little faster than they thought...if I happen to be doing this, I'll take a warning "most of the time" when I'm about to drive by a police officer or speed trap.MarkWilliamson said:And, just so you'll know; Radar detectors are virtually useless against LIDAR (Laser). Also, pacing is an accepted form of speed monitoring in most every state.
You do not use an electronic device to break the law. It just alerts people to a possible cop using radar ahead. You use your car to break the law.MarkWilliamson said:Because we use electronic devices to enforce the law, not break the law.jaowli said:Why is it legal for law enforcement to use electronic devices and not the motorists?
Yes. Move out of Virginia. But not to D.C.jaowli said:Is (are?) there ways around this?
And, just so you'll know; Radar detectors are virtually useless against LIDAR (Laser). Also, pacing is an accepted form of speed monitoring in most every state.
BTW, I forgot to mention that I owe jfrolang a thank-you for answering my questions about how he mounted his V1, concealed the wires, etc. Thanks dude.jfrolang said:I think the clock is more useful to me than a $40 redundant display.