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      06-19-2006, 04:35 PM   #1
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anyone from PA/NJ who has a radar detector answer this ?

Hey,
I'll be driving all the way from long island to ohio in 2 weeks.
Which means all the way across NJ and then all the way across
PA. I just got a new bel tronics rx65 radar detector and i wanted
to ask what i should watch out for.
WHich type of radar do the state police use in NJ and in PA?
easy to pick up? or they leave it off until they aim?
is it laser or K-band?
thanks
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Hey,
I'll be driving all the way from long island to ohio in 2 weeks.
Which means all the way across NJ and then all the way across
PA. I just got a new bel tronics rx65 radar detector and i wanted
to ask what i should watch out for.
WHich type of radar do the state police use in NJ and in PA?
easy to pick up? or they leave it off until they aim?
is it laser or K-band?
thanks

NJSP uses a mix between Laser and X-band. I don't think they have perfected instant-on, so I think you are in the clear as far as X-band goes...

Not quite positive on PA, but from what I recall, I've been zapped by Ka....

Good luck!
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NJSP uses a mix between Laser and X-band. I don't think they have perfected instant-on, so I think you are in the clear as far as X-band goes...

Not quite positive on PA, but from what I recall, I've been zapped by Ka....

Good luck!
thanks for the info!
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Not sure what they use, but drive safe.
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Not sure what they use, but drive safe.
thanks, should be a fun drive, can't wait!
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P.S.P. (PA State Police) does use Ka. They are the only agency in PA that can use radar for speed enforcement. Municipal and County PD's can not use radar, therefore unless you are traveling on an interstate highway, or a road that is patrolled by P.S.P. a radar detector is useless in PA. Also, if P.S.P. is using radar they must be stationary, unlike surrounding states that can run roving radar. As always drive safely!
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Hey,
I'll be driving all the way from long island to ohio in 2 weeks.
Which means all the way across NJ and then all the way across
PA. I just got a new bel tronics rx65 radar detector and i wanted
to ask what i should watch out for.
WHich type of radar do the state police use in NJ and in PA?
easy to pick up? or they leave it off until they aim?
is it laser or K-band?
thanks
which part of ohio u'll be drivin to? care for a meet?
and be aware of ohio cops too, i believe they use laser here
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i dunno if they use laser, but if they do watch out for it, unless you have a jammer then you cant do anything about it, the radar detectors will detect that you have been zapped by a laser but by that time they've already got your speed and you may be still 300 yards from passing them, be careful
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which part of ohio u'll be drivin to? care for a meet?
and be aware of ohio cops too, i believe they use laser here
ill be in the akron area...if there is one, im down!
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Another thing to look for in PA is that they like to attach radar's to the informational construction signs (whatever they are called). So when you come up on a site you detector may go off for no reason, that would be why.
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be aware of ohio cops too, i believe they use laser here
Definetely keep your eyes open for Ohio cops. They seem to have a thing against Michigan drivers, and will pick you off for more then 5 over.:mad:
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Beware any vehicle or thing on the right side or over a bridge, because they need a fixed point to measure speed. Dont pass any car without seeing the interior as they put cameras over the cockpit to take their pictures. And we have to slow down in all intersections because they ambush in spots without visibility. I break the limit only in freeways.
The future is gonna be worst as every year they give licenses to a number of people that dont know how to drive and therefore the crashes with police persecution of us all afterwards.
So help me GOD!
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Definetely keep your eyes open for Ohio cops. They seem to have a thing against Michigan drivers, and will pick you off for more then 5 over.:mad:
lol dont everyone in ohio have a thing against people from michigan , from the lame buckeyes vs wolverines fanatics...i mean cmon its only football, why hatin right
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lol dont everyone in ohio have a thing against people from michigan , from the lame buckeyes vs wolverines fanatics...i mean cmon its only football, why hatin right
Seriously...

I think you're all still bitter about giving up the UP for Toledo, lol

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Seriously...

I think you're all still bitter about giving up the UP for Toledo, lol

huh? i dont get it
i couldnt care less about giving up the up for toledo, whatever it means...i'm a foreigner dude plus i dont watch football so yeah
i think osu is a rip-off school, they keep increasing tuition fee every year and by a lot too...tuition fee goes up, quality goes down
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Ive driven across PA a few times; again, be ware of false alarms due to construction signs. Also, dont travel in the left lane for cruising, and just beware of the cars around you; dont be constantly passing, everyone does keep a pretty decent pace on i-80 anyway.

Personally, I never like to be lead car in any pack, let someone else clear the way of any bears ;-)
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I live in PA. Radar detectors don't work well. And, they go off all the time for no apparent reason. On the highway the staties hide behind bands of trees or hills and stuff and nail you with radar guns and you don't have enough time to slow down because by the time you see them (or your detector goes off), they already got you. If you go with the flow you should be okay and the flow is usually at least 70-75.

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A fun drive???

Man, you are looking at one long-ass drive! From the western border of the poconos to Ohio you're looking at about 4 hours! The best strategy is to keep an eye out for the center median. Police like to hide between the embankments in the middle...and the hills usually pop up really quickly. If you're driving along and you see there's no place for a police car to park, you're probably ok. But as soon as you see a clearing, watch out.
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P.S.P. (PA State Police) does use Ka. They are the only agency in PA that can use radar for speed enforcement. Municipal and County PD's can not use radar, therefore unless you are traveling on an interstate highway, or a road that is patrolled by P.S.P. a radar detector is useless in PA. Also, if P.S.P. is using radar they must be stationary, unlike surrounding states that can run roving radar. As always drive safely!
Yeah I learned that the hard way...120 lessons...for a cop saying I was doing 49 in a 25 when in reality I was only doing 27 in my e36...damn Main Line cops.
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