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Old October 22nd, 2010   #1
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Default Combo GPS and Radar Detector

http://www.escortradar.com/iq/?utm_s...q_v=cd3894a113

As a resident of the only state in the union that makes detectors illegal, I'm going to give one a try. Escort's offering a 30 day trial / return policy, so I figure what the heck. I do wish it didn't say Escort across the front. Might have to fix that if I keep it.

I'll report back after I've had a chance to try it out.
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Old October 23rd, 2010   #2
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I've wondered why someone didn't come up with this combination before!

Keep us posted on how it works!
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Old October 23rd, 2010   #3
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I am a little confused. IF you are in a location where detectors are illegal, then are you not at risk of having your gps/radar unit confiscated?

Other than that, it looks really interesting! I do not have the resources to drop $650 to try it out , but I would love to hear a report on it.
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Maura, I think I can get away with it because it looks like a GPS, rather than a radar detector. GPS's are so common around here I don't the will look twice.

And yeah, I'm a little putt off by the price, but around here governments are trying to raise revenue through any means possible. Virginia has added a $200 surcharge on any speeding ticket. Between fine, surcharge, and insurance hikes, this could almost be considered cheap in comparison.

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Maura, I think I can get away with it because it looks like a GPS, rather than a radar detector. GPS's are so common around here I don't the will look twice.

And yeah, I'm a little putt off by the price, but around here governments are trying to raise revenue through any means possible. Virginia has added a $200 surcharge on any speeding ticket. Between fine, surcharge, and insurance hikes, this could almost be considered cheap in comparison.
VA uses VG-2 and Spectre detector detection technology, doesn't matter what it looks like - they don't even need to be able to see it. It won't be cheap when they take it from you and make you drive over it... after handing you a ticket to boot!

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Maura, I think I can get away with it because it looks like a GPS, rather than a radar detector. GPS's are so common around here I don't the will look twice.

And yeah, I'm a little putt off by the price, but around here governments are trying to raise revenue through any means possible. Virginia has added a $200 surcharge on any speeding ticket. Between fine, surcharge, and insurance hikes, this could almost be considered cheap in comparison.
We eagerly await your report! Maybe Santa can chip in for yours, it is getting to be that time of year....
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VA uses VG-2 and Spectre detector detection technology, doesn't matter what it looks like - they don't even need to be able to see it. It won't be cheap when they take it from you and make you drive over it... after handing you a ticket to boot!
The easy solution is to stick a $50 cheapie or old non-functional sacrificial detector next to this one, somewhere in plain sight.
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The easy solution is to stick a $50 cheapie or old non-functional sacrificial detector next to this one, somewhere in plain sight.

Buy them by the truckload?
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VA uses VG-2 and Spectre detector detection technology, doesn't matter what it looks like - they don't even need to be able to see it. It won't be cheap when they take it from you and make you drive over it... after handing you a ticket to boot!
First, it's invisible to the VG2: SmartShield VG2 Immunity

Second, I've ridden with a V1 hidden in my STs for years, past many an officer, and never had it detected. And they are not allowed to destroy it: first, without a trial that's a denial of due process rights. Second, it's not illegal to own an RD in VA, just use it, so taking or destroying it is illegal confiscation of property.

The two people I've known who got caught with RDs had them confiscated, and then got them back after going to court and paying a fine.

Next time, try talking to a lawyer before giving legal advice.

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The easy solution is to stick a $50 cheapie or old non-functional sacrificial detector next to this one, somewhere in plain sight.

Not in plain site: that almost guarantees you a ticket. Somewhere handy so you can stick it up on the dash before pulling over.

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