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Forum: Speeding Tickets & Traffic Citations 2010-01-28
Replies: 6
Views: 14,985
Posted By Craig
I'd suggest getting in touch first with the...

I'd suggest getting in touch first with the National Motorist Association at The National Motorists Association Website (http://www.motorists.org/) and renting their Ticket Defense kit. You'll get...
Forum: Police Laser (LIDAR) Enforcement 2010-01-13
Replies: 2
Views: 5,557
Posted By Craig
Accuracy is +/- 1 mph, better than radar's. You...

Accuracy is +/- 1 mph, better than radar's. You might want to have your speedometer checked. If you were depending on GPS for speed, its error tolerance is far greater than lidar's.
Forum: Police Laser (LIDAR) Enforcement 2009-09-13
Replies: 18
Views: 36,709
Posted By Craig
795 meters is a fairly long shot but on a...

795 meters is a fairly long shot but on a departing target, not particularly difficult to make. There's a host of variables that could influence the possibility of incorrect target identification,...
Forum: Speeding Tickets & Traffic Citations 2009-09-08
Replies: 6
Views: 14,985
Posted By Craig
Even with the Calibre's dismal performance it'd...

Even with the Calibre's dismal performance it'd probably have gone off before you met the officer, at least if he'd targeted your vehicle while approaching. But from your description he clearly used...
Forum: Radar Detectors 2009-04-11
Replies: 19
Views: 26,289
Posted By Craig
Smile Randy, If your LS430 is equipped with the...

Randy,

If your LS430 is equipped with the adaptive cruise control, keep in mind that its distance-measuring front laser will cause high-performance detectors like the 9500ci to alert. And since...
Forum: Law Enforcement 2009-02-24
Replies: 13
Views: 24,856
Posted By Craig
Pursuits

You were lucky: many departments have no-pursuit policies for fleeing motorcyclists. And that's not to protect the officers. Experience has shown that too many pursuits of motorcycles end in...
Forum: Ohio 2009-02-20
Replies: 15
Views: 28,548
Posted By Craig
Frivolous parking tickets

Hi Cindy,

I'm unfamiliar with the Lindale case. But if you want to know for certain if the ruling was overturned, you might consider doing an online search of some Ohio state appellate courts.
...
Forum: Laser Detectors 2008-12-06
Replies: 10
Views: 23,681
Posted By Craig
Changes in ignition system voltage or supply...

Changes in ignition system voltage or supply voltage to the detector can both cause laser falsing. So can a host of other things you'd never image. Example: 1988-1996 Honda Civic 4 cyl engines lived...
Forum: Red Light Cameras - Photo Enforcement 2008-09-11
Replies: 5
Views: 13,159
Posted By Craig
If the officer testified that the light turned...

If the officer testified that the light turned red while you were in the intersection, he just testified on your behalf. So long as you weren't (obviously) speeding, the court should hold that a...
Forum: Red Light Cameras - Photo Enforcement 2008-09-11
Replies: 5
Views: 13,159
Posted By Craig
Curb line

State laws are generally in accord that a vehicle is considered to be in the intersection once its front wheels have passed the curb line. The curb line is a theoretical line that connects the four...
Forum: Speeding Tickets & Traffic Citations 2008-09-03
Replies: 7
Views: 16,774
Posted By Craig
Tracker

In most states thereís no requirement that an officer must be on public property while checking speeds. But itíd still be worth checking PA law.

Vehicle ownership isnít crucial, so long as he...
Forum: Escort (Passport) 2008-07-11
Replies: 22
Views: 43,654
Posted By Craig
Hi Veil Guy: Glad to hear you survived your...

Hi Veil Guy:

Glad to hear you survived your last road trip.

Please send me a copy of the page in the V1 owner manual that describes its user-selectable band defeat feature. As soon as I fully...
Forum: Escort (Passport) 2008-06-28
Replies: 22
Views: 43,654
Posted By Craig
Dear Haymondsridgerunner: Unlike some, I...

Dear Haymondsridgerunner:

Unlike some, I test radar detectors grouped by price. For comparison purposes occasionally a proven performer like the V1 or Escort Passport 8500 X50 is used as a...
Forum: Escort (Passport) 2008-06-26
Replies: 22
Views: 43,654
Posted By Craig
Hi Georgia Boy: Youíre a bit fast with the...

Hi Georgia Boy:

Youíre a bit fast with the accusations, my friend, particularly with having no background in testing radar detectors, something Iíve been doing since before you were in high...
Forum: Escort (Passport) 2008-06-26
Replies: 22
Views: 43,654
Posted By Craig
Escort Passport 9500i vs. V1

Almost one year ago someone asked me if the Escort Passport 9500i, with its GPS, is all that much quieter than the V1. Good question.

After field-testing both units and finding them nearly equal...
Forum: Law Enforcement 2008-04-10
Replies: 13
Views: 24,856
Posted By Craig
Running from the fuzz

Don't overlook the fact that many states in recent years have elevated the crime of attempting to elude an officer to a felony, punishable by a year or more of imprisonment and deep fines. Don't even...
Forum: Speeding Tickets & Traffic Citations 2008-03-29
Replies: 5
Views: 27,500
Posted By Craig
The MUTCD (Manual of Uniform Traffic Control...

The MUTCD (Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices) standard requires a speed zone to be marked with, at minimum, one sign located at the beginning of the zone. That same imaginary line across the...
Forum: Radar Detector Detectors 2008-03-11
Replies: 16
Views: 42,856
Posted By Craig
The VSP took delivery of some Mk III units last...

The VSP took delivery of some Mk III units last year.

The first production Mk IV and Mk IV+ units arrived in the States on Sept. 20 and I tested both for the manufacturer beginning Oct. 1. Three...
Forum: Radar Detector Detectors 2008-03-11
Replies: 31
Views: 114,699
Posted By Craig
That url gives an HTTP error 404. Am I missing...

That url gives an HTTP error 404. Am I missing something or have you an alternate?
Forum: Radar Detector Detectors 2008-03-11
Replies: 31
Views: 114,699
Posted By Craig
WilyB: Youíre on the right track. I first...

WilyB:

Youíre on the right track. I first tested a radar-attenuating car bra in 1990 and it had a measurable effect on radar range versus this bra-equipped Porsche 911. By 1995 however, the...
Forum: Radar Detector Detectors 2008-02-27
Replies: 31
Views: 114,699
Posted By Craig
Spectre User: Test results from RDDs will...

Spectre User:

Test results from RDDs will always vary. There are too many uncontrollable variables. I've gone out with the same RDD on successive days and recorded different results.

If you're...
Forum: Beltronics (BEL) 2008-02-10
Replies: 4
Views: 17,489
Posted By Craig
Bel 995 Vector is really good:)

Craig,

I totally agree with you on this one. My mom has the Bel 995 Vector. She likes the fact that it talks to her. Since she has a hard time seeing things, because as we all know the older we...
Forum: Beltronics (BEL) 2008-02-10
Replies: 4
Views: 17,489
Posted By Craig
Beltronics BEL RX-55 vs. BEL Vector 995

I had an inquiry from a reader today:

First, I greatly enjoy your articles and envy your profession; getting to test and rate all this neat stuff. Lucky you! Anyway,I am comparison shopping radar...
Forum: Highway Safety 2008-02-09
Replies: 3
Views: 13,625
Posted By Craig
VG: Their annual one-week PR blitz...

VG:

Their annual one-week PR blitz notwithstanding, DOT has been in bed with the automated enforcement industry for decades.

If you do some research on the DOTís stand on photo enforcement...
Forum: Radar Detector Detectors 2008-02-06
Replies: 16
Views: 42,856
Posted By Craig
Spectre IV, Spectre IV + now on sale in the U.S.

Applied Concepts Inc. today made it official: the new Spectre IV RDD, and Spectre IV + RDD is now being made available for sale to U.S. law enforcement.

The latest Spectre IV and Spectre IV + RDDs...
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