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Radar Detector Recommendation

This is Ricky.
I drive 2016 Camaro SS. Looking for help to buy a radar detector which will stop me from getting ticketed!
These are my basic requirements
My budget is $200.
If it has a suction cup that would be great.
I am completely new to any form of counter measures

Any suggestion ?

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Illegal in some places

There are countries and states where these devices are illegal and carry heavy penalties for their usage. Do check before you invest in one.

Another aspect you need to consider is that radar is becoming "old school" and the more modern detectors use lasers instead, which are virtually undetectable until the photo arrives in the mail from the local constabulary.

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Use multiple resources, not just one.

Hey, Ricky,

I drive two states in a car for my business and several other states on a motorcycle for fun. I've found that "radar detectors" are of very limited usefulness now because of the widespread use of "instant -on" radar and lasers. There is very little beam scatter for your "radar detector" to pick up and warn you.
One of the best defenses is an app like WAZE with real-time traffic, hazards, detours, gas prices, and (stationary) police. WAZE is free, too, and only uses minimal "data". I use it running on an old cellphone (hotspotted to my active cell phone) and mounted on the dash beside my Garmin in my car and on my bike. The main deficiency is that WAZE has no way to warn of moving/traveling police. The best defense for that would be a CB radio but I don't use one.
A couple of free suggestions that might help you are to stay out of the right-hand lane as much as possible; don't be the fastest one out there; travel 1/4 mile behind another vehicle going your way at your preferred speed; but most of all, BE OBSERVANT, i.e. watch the other drivers. If the truckers are all slowing down take the hint; if people on your side of the road are slowing and bunching up take the hint; oncoming flashing headlights are a strong hint as well.
It may sound strange but I've found that being very courteous, especially to big trucks, pays dividends in this department as well as just making you feel better, too.

Good luck out there. Stay safe.

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Don't use it in Virginia

Or you will be in state for awhile. Best is one that will mount hidden in a fog light, but they won't stop searching for it in Virginia. Also Virginia always checks for them both north and south border on I-95, constantly. They also have hidden detectors at border points and will be waiting for you later down the road. Also a lot of cops now use laser devices instead of radar. Unfortunately many officers in past have gotten gonad cancers from laying the older radar devices in their laps while still on, between uses. So, you get a ticket, but they get cancer.

Post was last edited on January 26, 2019 10:45 AM PST

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Also, be smarter

Living in maryland, knowing this about DC and Virginia, those who do take the risk often have an old or non functioning radar detector to hand the officer when it's demanded to be handed over. Yes, they take them from you right there on the road. So wise up and get some piece of junk to hand them. instead of the one you were actually using. Of course have a safe and quick hiding place for your more expensive one.

Post was last edited on January 26, 2019 10:39 AM PST

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Research before purchasing

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This list got some of the best ones in the market. Problem is, they are on a higher price range. Although your budget is only $200 I suggest you go through these radar detectors, research each one and see what they can offer. Then research detectors that are within your budget and see the difference so you'll know what features you'll be missing if you get the cheaper ones.

But if you wanna go ahead and purchase right away (which I don't really suggest), try Whistler CR90.

Post was last edited on February 12, 2019 10:56 AM PST

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