Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: far and away
Ferrari Life Posts: 6,193
Well, it's a nice display of some videos, for a real-time experience. However, they cannot have value against each other unless run in same vehicle, same time, under same conditions and mountings.
I prefer Escort, all three vehicles have one each. The 456 had Two, a dash/rear mounted K40 and an Escort.
My take is, and this is not that K isn't a good detector, that the Escort RADAR detector was all I need.
I am not reckless, although we are known to 'take it up a notch' in safe conditions to include monitoring others about us, weather, visibility, local-LEO types, and ESPECIALLY other driver personalities as I can spot their actions a mile away [so I proudly believe].
ANYTIME, I have received a signal it has always been to my happiness, as I make sure I am at or below speed for there is most typically a LEO I will pass. I has NOT saved me from the one-off COP who insists I am over limit and has no other take than to pad the coffers of a busted-city budget: Can't help those situations in any regard.
LASER is a different story as I have been zapped many times, and the LEO will [typically a freeway] just LOOK AND POINT and I get the 'idea', crawling ahead slower than the 'rabbits'.....
I do not speed to make the detector my guard, but as an assist to remind me that something is about. I do not speed in resid. or populated areas, no where I [really doesn't make any matter here] do not know the areas. Even known areas have bikers, ped. and a host of animals etc.
What I really use the detector for is safeguarding myself from being the pesky-wabbit. I make sure the rabbits always stay a bit ahead of me in every case.
To sum up my vote, "Interesting". Somewhat helpful, but cannot really make much of the circumstances. One showed a LEO under a center divide overpass: Signals get strange sometimes.
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Rik -- LAH !
1990 Mondial T Cabriolet SN 86247 : Red/Tan
1995 456 GT 2+2 SN 99987 : Roso Metalizzato [Fer 311/C] & Tan
Last edited by Granucci; 01-27-2011 at 02:31 PM.