Nobody, and I mean nobody, logs more miles in more states than I do--driving, comparing, and reviewing radar detectors' and other countermeasures' performance, in the real-world, where it really counts.
While others may claim they do (in their reviews or blogs), I have been driving with radar detectors for a little over 30 years--beginning with my first high-end radar detector, the original Escort.
Since that time, I have owned or used countless number of radar detectors from every major manufacturer and have logged hundreds of thousands of miles with them.
As part of our pioneering
, but never equaled
) approach to testing radar detectors
in the real-world--
where performance differences may or may not manifest themselves (versus in a controlled staged test course)--it is my hope and expectation that you will not only learn about the real-world performance(s) of these specialized electronics, but also how to use them to actually enhance your safe driving behavior
and to set a positive example to other drivers
who may notice that you are driving with a radar detector.
Unfortunately, over the years, I believe this industry and drivers who use radar detectors have been stigmatized
by enforcement-driven-agendas and/or news media who proffer the notion that users of radar detectors are individuals who have little regard for the law and are (by implication) "dangerous" to other drivers because of their (implied) tendency to "speed."
These forces leverage certain "studies" that often attribute speed as the primary (if not only) causation of traffic accidents, injuries, and fatalities such as this report by the IIHS
(auto insurance industry which has the financial
Such institutions attribute "speed" as a leading/primary contributing factor to many/most accidents, when in fact, I suggest, the opposite is actually true (even if not politically correct). Driver inattentiveness
(especially in the muli-media entertainment-rich interiors of newer automobiles), poor driving behaviors
, failure to use the passing lane properly
for only passing, weaving
, failure to properly signal
your intentions, etc.), posted speed limits that are too low
relative to the 85 percentile-rule guideline for appropriate PSL establishments, impaired driving
, are far likely higher-correlating contributors to accident rates than merely "speed." (Even if you drive at just 1mph and have are involved in an accident, then speed is a factor by definition).
At any rate, it is my belief that knowing how to properly use your radar detector coupled with (other) safe driving behaviors will encourage others to do the same by your example and thereby, hopefully, improving highway safety in general.
The following videos have been produced over the span of many years and many tens of thousands of miles throught out the majority of the United States and parts of Canada.
I hope you find these videos will enhance your safe driving behaviors.
Enjoy them and remember to drive responsibly and safely!
Additional Online Resources From Actual
Real-World Driving Experiences: