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    Exclamation Riding Dirty

    Dudes..

    I just broke down and done did it.

    Purchased a Valentine One V1 this evening.

    I'm not going to tell me wife just yet because I am still trying to figure out the best approach.

    In anticipation I was viewing some youtube clips on it.

    This one is pretty neat.


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    Awesome - congratulations!

    You are going to love it. That first ticket it saves you from getting will make your day. Then, when it saves you again, you'll kick yourself in de hea-ud for not having got one sooner!

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    Guys in my state if your caught doing 30 over the speed limit you will be fined 1,500 plus thrown to the clink. I hear the cops are buttering up the highways so they can swoon in for the kill and bag a bunch of 30 mph over and help reduce the deficit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam View Post
    Guys in my state if your caught doing 30 over the speed limit you will be fined 1,500 plus thrown to the clink. I hear the cops are buttering up the highways so they can swoon in for the kill and bag a bunch of 30 mph over and help reduce the deficit.
    Problems is - they won't find a whole lot of those high fliers. They maybe make up 1% of drivers.

    Even when I travel triple digits, I am only there for a few seconds out of a 6 hour trip.

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    Looks great. I bought my first one in 1998 after a string of tickets beginning in 1997. By the time 1998 was over. By 1999, I was paying 20-30 percent more for the privilege of carrying car insurance.


    I decided then and there I was going to buy some radar protection. I don't know why I didn't do that before.

    You will find that a radar detector will last you about 6 years before it wears out...

    I have a suggestion, though. You may want to consider buying the concealed display unit which can be hardwired in to your detector.

    That way, your detector is less visible to cops and others on the highways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam View Post
    Guys in my state if your caught doing 30 over the speed limit you will be fined 1,500 plus thrown to the clink. I hear the cops are buttering up the highways so they can swoon in for the kill and bag a bunch of 30 mph over and help reduce the deficit.
    Even more reason to by a V1!

    But, Swamp's right. Not many drivers exceed the posted max by 30 MPH. Before the 55 MPH Interstate limit was repealed, 30 over was not all that fast - only about 85. But with highway limits now typically 65, even 70 MPH - you'd have to be running close to 100 to be in peril.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swamprat View Post
    Dom

    Looks great. I bought my first one in 1998 after a string of tickets beginning in 1997. By the time 1998 was over. By 1999, I was paying 20-30 percent more for the privilege of carrying car insurance.


    I decided then and there I was going to buy some radar protection. I don't know why I didn't do that before.

    You will find that a radar detector will last you about 6 years before it wears out...

    I have a suggestion, though. You may want to consider buying the concealed display unit which can be hardwired in to your detector.

    That way, your detector is less visible to cops and others on the highways.
    On the V1 website they said they will update all the components for you when they wear out, or need to be modernized. Sounds like the unit is completely scalable. They mention that the very first V1 is still the same dimensions and can be updated to modern advancements. All for a price of course. I was looking at the concealed attachment thing and it's only a few more bucks ($30). I am now thinking about how to mount it on my Harley. I have an Electra Glide with a radio head unit hole that is void. I am also running through the scenarios on how I am going to stash it when pulled. I'm pretty pumped on it.

    Now for the confession. Honestly, I don't really speed! Tell ya'll what though, when I am on a seven mile straight away that is wide open I'll be damned if I am going 45mph or less the whole way! On the highways I rarely go over 75mph because I like to save gas.

    I'm pretty excited about it. I got the carry case too! ha

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    "Now for the confession. Honestly, I don't really speed! Tell ya'll what though, when I am on a seven mile straight away that is wide open I'll be damned if I am going 45mph or less the whole way! On the highways I rarely go over 75mph because I like to save gas."

    This is exactly why you need a V1!

    Most people get nailed in BS radar-trap scenarios where all they're doing is 5-10 over the posted max. They get caught because they're just doing what everyone else is doing and so not really paying much attention - only this time, it's their bad luck to be the fish that gets picked. I used to get tickets like that at least once every year...

    With almost every road under-posted, almost everyone is technically "speeding" at any given time - and so eventually, the odds are going to catch up with you.

    Which is why a V1 is essential!

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    Nice save. I usually drive @ PSL+5 or less there since I do not have RD.

    The video looks like it is from NJ along I-195 W just before exit 11.

    I-195 is great road, but it has a high LE presence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mithrandir View Post
    Nice save. I usually drive @ PSL+5 or less there since I do not have RD.

    The video looks like it is from NJ along I-195 W just before exit 11.

    I-195 is great road, but it has a high LE presence.
    In my neck, the main road that bisects the county (very rural) is US 221. It is posted 55 but most traffic (very light) is running 60-ish. I used to get a ticket almost once a year, like clockwork, for doing 64 in a 55 or some such BS.

    My V1 has kept me ticket-free for more than three years now!

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    Be rolling like a Chamillionaire


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    Now just need to find if they confiscate the darn thing.

    Think I might call a trooper today.

    Common Wealth of Virginia Traffic laws pertaining to radar detectors

    http://leg1.state.va.us/000/cod/46.2-1079.HTM

    § 46.2-1079. Radar detectors; demerit points not to be awarded.
    A. It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a motor vehicle on the highways of the Commonwealth when such vehicle is equipped with any device or mechanism, passive or active, to detect or purposefully interfere with or diminish the measurement capabilities of any radar, laser, or other device or mechanism employed by law-enforcement personnel to measure the speed of motor vehicles on the highways of the Commonwealth for law-enforcement purposes. It shall be unlawful to use any such device or mechanism on any such motor vehicle on the highways. It shall be unlawful to sell any such device or mechanism in the Commonwealth. However, provisions of this section shall not apply to any receiver of radio waves utilized for lawful purposes to receive any signal from a frequency lawfully licensed by any state or federal agency.
    This section shall not be construed to authorize the forfeiture to the Commonwealth of any such device or mechanism. Any such device or mechanism may be taken by the arresting officer if needed as evidence, and, when no longer needed, shall be returned to the person charged with a violation of this section, or at that person's request, and his expense, mailed to an address specified by him. Any unclaimed devices may be destroyed on court order after six months have elapsed from the final date for filing an appeal.
    Except as provided in subsection B of this section, the presence of any such prohibited device or mechanism in or on a motor vehicle on the highways of the Commonwealth shall constitute prima facie evidence of the violation of this section. The Commonwealth need not prove that the device or mechanism in question was in an operative condition or being operated.
    B. A person shall not be guilty of a violation of this section when the device or mechanism in question, at the time of the alleged offense, had no power source and was not readily accessible for use by the driver or any passenger in the vehicle.
    C. This section shall not apply to motor vehicles owned by the Commonwealth or any political subdivision thereof and used by law-enforcement officers in their official duties, nor to the sale of any such device or mechanism to law-enforcement agencies for use in their official duties.
    D. No demerit points shall be awarded by the Commissioner for violations of this section. Any demerit points awarded by the Commissioner prior to July 1, 1992, for any violation of this section shall be rescinded and the driving record of any person awarded demerit points for a violation of this section shall be amended to reflect such rescission.
    (1962, c. 125, § 46.1-198.1; 1975, c. 108; 1976, c. 90; 1978, cc. 87, 91; 1981, c. 303; 1989, c. 727; 1992, c. 825; 1998, c. 300.)

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    [quote=dom;129809]Now just need to find if they confiscate the darn thing.

    This section shall not be construed to authorize the forfeiture to the Commonwealth of any such device or mechanism. Any such device or mechanism may be taken by the arresting officer if needed as evidence, and, when no longer needed, shall be returned to the person charged with a violation of this section, or at that person's request, and his expense, mailed to an address specified by him. Any unclaimed devices may be destroyed on court order after six months have elapsed from the final date for filing an appeal.


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    Reading is fundamental.

    Glad I posted that here. HA

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    Got the unit and used it for the first time tonight.

    It is one sensitive gadget! I could not believe how much it catches.

    I live out in the country, on a mountain to be precise, but when I got down onto the main streets and shopping centers the V1 lights up like Christmas. I was on the edge of seat the entire time I was in town.

    Had my four year old daughter with me and it was pretty cool explaining the reasoning behind having a radar detector. Then talking about barbies, magic sand, and shit your pants baby dolls all in the same breath makes the conversations interesting.

    This is a sad confession, but I am pretty much an expert on My Little Pony too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dom View Post
    Got the unit and used it for the first time tonight.

    It is one sensitive gadget! I could not believe how much it catches.

    I live out in the country, on a mountain to be precise, but when I got down onto the main streets and shopping centers the V1 lights up like Christmas. I was on the edge of seat the entire time I was in town.

    Had my four year old daughter with me and it was pretty cool explaining the reasoning behind having a radar detector. Then talking about barbies, magic sand, and shit your pants baby dolls all in the same breath makes the conversations interesting.

    This is a sad confession, but I am pretty much an expert on My Little Pony too!
    You can pretty much ignore the X band warnings; these are mostly automatic doors and so on. Few cops use X.

    K is (in my experience) usually a local cop. Watch out.

    Ka seems to be what the Va. State Police use. You get less warning, so be careful.

    I love the way the V1 gives you visual and audio cues (you'll quickly learn to recognize the audio tones) and also the directional info.

    Mine saves me several times a month, every month!

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    too damn funny

    Quote Originally Posted by dom View Post
    Had my four year old daughter with me and it was pretty cool explaining the reasoning behind having a radar detector. Then talking about barbies, magic sand, and shit your pants baby dolls all in the same breath makes the conversations interesting.
    Haha. Priceless.

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    Ha.. yeah

    We are printing coloring pages of My Little Pony now.

    I have a huge desk and she is right here as my assistant.

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