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Anyone using or know of the best Radar detector for use in Perth against the multinova's. I've heard the Valentine One is best suited to these type of cameras. Whats your opinion.

I rarely exceed the limit if at all but the other day i got my first ticket in 3 years for doing 66 in a 60. I'm really ****ty about it because it was an open dual carriage with minimal traffic. I was just plodding along, slight downhill and the bastard got me at the bottom.

There's no way that has anything to do with saftey its just another money grab. The government and police really are a pack of greedy arseholes when it comes to this sort of thing.
 

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The main thing that really gets up my nose is the "camera" is totally impersonal and cannot allow for circumstance.

I got done about 6 months ago for less than 10 KPH over (prev fine was about 25 years ago) and in the circumstances a human IE a copper would have totally ignored the transgression or perhaps wagged his finger.

Long story short it was an dual carriageway 100 zone dropping to 80 and I had pulled into the RH lane in the 100 zone to pass a Franna doing 70 in the LH lane and just let the speed fall off rather than brake as I pulled in front of him and moved back into the LH lane... "flash"... 87 in an 80 zone... $#%@%$#... Yes, it was speeding but FFS how does that make the roads safer and prevent deaths...

Anyway, my vote is for the Whistlers. Radar detectors and laser defence in Australia.

$400 to 500 I would not recoup in my lifetime but the satisfaction of not giving the parasites a $100 makes it worth it.

Like I say, with a copper at least you can discuss the "infringement"... speed cameras are nothing but revenue
 

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Youcan actually write to the police, describe your situation and ask for the fine to be downgraded to a warning. Don't argue your case, just politely ask forgiveness. Many people are doing this now with surprising outcomes :-D!
 

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or you could just NOT fukking speed :)

best of all, common sence is FREEE!!
Whilst I don't agree with radar detectors and the like, saying don't speed is such a vapid response. Those who say this are likely the ones who drive between 10-20kmh below the speed limit, everywhere, to avoid speeding and wonder what the problem is, and why people are getting road rage.

Freeways and other roads pretty much regulate the speed limit on their own, to suit conditions, and it's only a small percentage that go way overboard. Try doing 60kmh on the Westgate Bridge at peak hour, for that matter, try doing 100kmh on the Princes Freeway at peak hour. Speed cameras are nothing more than Government run poker machines that favour the government.

The old 10% rule used to be pretty good for all drivers and even a 5% rule would be fine, but try keeping your car at exactly 60kmh on a suburban street, without keeping your eyes on the speedo just about all the time, and you're a hero. The needle width on my speedo takes me over the limit and for some stupid reason the speedo goes to speeds that I couldn't even achive, let alone be able to do anywhere in Australia.

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Whilst I don't agree with radar detectors and the like, saying don't speed is such a vapid response. Those who say this are likely the ones who drive between 10-20kmh below the speed limit, everywhere, to avoid speeding and wonder what the problem is, and why people are getting road rage.

Freeways and other roads pretty much regulate the speed limit on their own, to suit conditions, and it's only a small percentage that go way overboard. Try doing 60kmh on the Westgate Bridge at peak hour, for that matter, try doing 100kmh on the Princes Freeway at peak hour. Speed cameras are nothing more than Government run poker machines that favour the government.

The old 10% rule used to be pretty good for all drivers and even a 5% rule would be fine, but try keeping your car at exactly 60kmh on a suburban street, without keeping your eyes on the speedo just about all the time, and you're a hero. The needle width on my speedo takes me over the limit and for some stupid reason the speedo goes to speeds that I couldn't even achive, let alone be able to do anywhere in Australia.

Cheers

Ray

whilst i agree to a certain extent, it's not MY fault others get road rage because i'm doing 5 or 10 k under... it is a MAXIMUM limit after all. not a target speed.

So to say don't speed is fair enough IMO.
 

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whilst i agree to a certain extent, it's not MY fault others get road rage because i'm doing 5 or 10 k under... it is a MAXIMUM limit after all. not a target speed.

So to say don't speed is fair enough IMO.
I'm happy if you sit below the speed limit, just stay out of the frigging right hand lane on freeways while doing so.

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Go 5% under and I'll let you know about it
 

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I'm happy if you sit below the speed limit, just stay out of the frigging right hand lane on freeways while doing so.

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I'd say in general people doing 5, 10 under on a single land road or in the right lane are more hazardous than people doing 5 10 over. i quiet often sit on 10 under on freeway/highway and just cruise to conserve fuel but i'll do the limit on a single lane road cause i know how frustrating it is for other drivers. Anyone whos says just dont speed is missing the point.
 

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In SA and VIC we have found that the Beltronics STIR is a great unit, works well on all Bands and is great at not picking up false readings.
 

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or you could just NOT fukking speed :)



best of all, common sence is FREEE!!
all fine but, Don't you know there is no common sence, What you think is common sence may not be mine so there is no common in sence.

Thats what they tell us at work, hense all the bs paper work you have to now do.
 

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how bout somebody start fining road workers who don't put up signs indicating when the roadworks are finished, doing 60kmph in a 100 zone when you shouldn't be infuriates drivers, and the driver who is not aware that the zone has returned to normal
 

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the main reason i use a radar detector is not for the open road driving as such, its all the streets around town with the 60-70 zones and its quite easy to be 10 kays over the limit. its all good watching your speed, but sometimes speeds drop 10 kays around town and in different areas. its not that were all hoons doing 20-30 over the limit everywhere we drive...

as for which radar detector, you can't go past a beltronics STi XR. have been and always will be the best on the market. paired up with one of these babies Buy Bel / Escort vertical mount windscreen bracket for radar detector you cant go wrong.
 

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I take it if you are using it there it is invisible or at least not detectable by the detector detectors???
Yeah, they are one of the so called "stealth" units on the market that RDD's cannot sweep and the STi 'R' version is a totally "hidden" installation.

In WA it doesn't matter quite so much as it is still legal to own and operate a Radar/Lidar warning device here... but over east, well, enough said :-|

They (Bell) are darn expensive tho... $2,000... so tend to be professional drivers or chronic speeders Unit of choice. The Whistlers are 1/4 that price and whilst arguably not quite as good have a large presence here
 
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