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Re Speed Traps / Radar

imported_Cali Sep 21, 2004

  1. imported_Cali

    imported_Cali Guest

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    Has anyone got any recommendations on Radar Detectors?

    There are some many out there - Have had the Snooper S4 Neo recommended @ £265

    Anyone out got any recommendations.

    Please / Thank you
     
  2. foolish3uk

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    the new road angel 2 is the dogs Boll@x, in my opinion!!
     
  3. AndyMac

    AndyMac Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I'm assuming you mean GPS based systems not radar detectors.
    The new Road Angel is very good, but then all GPS systems should in theory be the same in terms of detecting fixed camera's.
    The new RA has integral laser detection as well so you have the best of both worlds.
    The camera detection is very flexible, you can set what distance you want the warning to start, and the warning shuts off immediately when you pass the camera, obviously it only goes off when passing camera's on your side of the road, although in Southampton there is a bridge with a camera underneath it, and the RA can't work out that it is not a danger so goes off when you are on the bridge. Maybe they should have a altitude option?
     
  4. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 quattro Black Edition s tronic

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    I've got the classic Road Angel, which has the same facilities as the Mark two, the only difference is that the laser detection is a separate plug-in, rather than integrated. I quite like the idea of that. The government could probably never ban GPS systems, but I wonder whether they might ban the laser detection part of it. If they did that, I'd have to unplug my laser doohickey, but I still get to use the Road Angel for the GPS camera location, but Mark 2 Road Angels would be illegal.

    Food for thought?

     
  5. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 quattro Black Edition s tronic

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    Andymac, I see what you're getting at, but I think I probably would disconnect the laser if it was outlawed. It's not so much about whether I'm willing to act illegally one way, but not another, it's more about the likelihood of getting caught.

    Using the Road Angel on its own hopefully reduces the likelihood of getting caught speeding. Using both together increases the likelihood of getting caught using the laser. Unless I unplugged & removed the laser every time I parked the car, and then plugged it back in again, a passing beat officer could spot the laser & report me when the car wasn't even moving.

    It sort of makes sense to me, anyway.

     

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