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      10-30-2009, 10:10 PM   #1
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Angry Help with buying a Radar detector….Bad cop story

I work for a big health system which has 3 hospitals on the same route 15 miles in between. I needed to go from one hospital to another as there was an emergency. I was pulled over for 56 in a 25, trust me on more than 90% of this route it is 40 except this little stretch where the cops do their fund raising. He gave me a $191 and 5 points even when I told him I’m a doctor and showed him the ID and we have an emergency. His response was THIS IS NOT AN EXCUSE FOR SPEEDING...I really didn't have time to argue...I always had sports cars and NEVER got a tickets until this one...
Now which radar detector I should get???

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Go to court and explain the situation to the judge, maybe he'll be more lenient. As for the radar detector, get a Valentine 1. Good luck!
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you prob cant get out of this completely but i think if you explained it to the judge, he may reduce the fine and the points ... so your penalty wont be so harsh.

as for radar detectors, v1 or an escort 9500/8500 x50 or beltronics sti driver... heard good stories for all of these. i have the escort one.
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Thumbs up Hey here is some info that can help you on a detector guy

Get a V1 radar detector and Laser Interceptor police laser gun jammer. Take a look at these sites:

blinder laser jammer video

http://veilguy.blogspot.com/2009/05/...treme-new.html New blinder laser jammer

http://www.1stradardetectors.com/ Radar detector combo and stuff

http://veilguy.blogspot.com/2008_01_01_archive.html Spectra radar detector detector

http://www.laser-interceptorusa.com/index2.html Laser Interceptor

http://www.laserveil.com/laser/detectors/performance/


If you need any other info you will have to do a on your own but this is the best stuff out there you can get good luck with the ticket
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start off with V1. Then if you get hit by a lot of laser, think about spending more money for lasser jammer later but not right away. V1 is the best way to start.
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great advice so far...

As someone in a similar predicament, I am usually let go...

The part that annoys me is that he had to exceed the speed limit to catch you...but that is okay so apparently there are reasons to speed...revenue
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If you want the top of the line go for the Escort 9500ci which is a combination radar detector and laser detector/jammer.

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If you want the top of the line go for the Escort 9500ci which is a combination radar detector and laser detector/jammer.

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Yeah, but it's $1600?!?!?! That's a lot of speeding tickets it would have to save you from.
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If you can afford the Escort 9500ci, go for it.. It is the best 'system' available.

The V1 is very good - very sensitive (which is good and bad) and you know if the cop is in front of or behind you. On the downside it tells you where everything is, even false alarms.

The Escort 9500xi is also very good. It automatically locks out repeated false alarms, has a large database with red-light and speed cameras and speedtraps.
On the downside, some have observed that it lacks the ultra-sensitivity that the V1 has.

I have heard very good things about the STi, but have not used one.

Good luck and at least go to court and try to have the fine/pts reduced.. You have a very mitigating reason for speeding..
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I used to have the Passport Escort 9500 until it got stolen and so I got the Passport Escort 9500ci and love it even though its pricey. Ive def. loved both of those and they have saved me from a couple of tickets, but theres always those ass cops...
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First fight the ticket. Get an attorney and get the points reduced. Revenue game. Waste of everybody's time.

Radar detector wise - I recommend V1. Has the arrows for which I find pretty handy. Mount it up by the rear view mirror doing a hardwire install with the sunroof for power.

Laser Intereceptor for sure if you want to go laser jammer as well. Has served me well and completely recommend.
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First fight the ticket. Get an attorney and get the points reduced. Revenue game. Waste of everybody's time.

Radar detector wise - I recommend V1. Has the arrows for which I find pretty handy. Mount it up by the rear view mirror doing a hardwire install with the sunroof for power.

Laser Intereceptor for sure if you want to go laser jammer as well. Has served me well and completely recommend.
Uuuum.. he has an E93 so no sunroof.. FYI. I'm sure there is another way to hardwire a V1.
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Go to court. Simple case here.
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Go to court and fight it!

Although, while it sounds like you have a legit reason, the cop is right - not an excuse for speeding - you were doing more than double the speed limit which is obviously unsafe and not being an emergency vehicle you dont have the right or probably training for that situation. You said Hospitals, no other doctors there?

Having said all that, i hope you get out of your ticket, just dont think you can call the cop "Bad" for doing his job.
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I work for a big health system which has 3 hospitals on the same route 15 miles in between. I needed to go from one hospital to another as there was an emergency. I was pulled over for 56 in a 25, trust me on more than 90% of this route it is 40 except this little stretch where the cops do their fund raising. He gave me a $191 and 5 points even when I told him I’m a doctor and showed him the ID and we have an emergency. His response was THIS IS NOT AN EXCUSE FOR SPEEDING...I really didn't have time to argue...I always had sports cars and NEVER got a tickets until this one...
Now which radar detector I should get???
a radar detector won`t help you on a residential street in PA. They got you using speed cameras which are undetectable. I have gotten in the habit of noticing the 2 white lines painted on the road they use to track you, and slow down whenever I see them. That being said, I have a V1 for highways like the turnpike. Only state police use radar in PA, or if you`re in a state park the rangers use moving radar - V1 saved my ass a few times in Delaware Water Gap.
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Ya gotta love the typical God mentality of some doctors. I will give you a break if you are on the way to the ER on a call in,but it's extremely annoying when you stop some asshole and you know he's a doctor just by the way he brandishes his giant pager. Listen, everyone likes a break now and then, and I am more than willing to help out, but this attitude of BAD cop is bullshit. Just because you don't agree with the way the speed limits are set doesn't mean they're wrong. In my town we have the same set up. 35 or 40 for most of it except a bit thats 25. The reason it's 25 is because of the handicapped children's center on that road.

Sorry for the rant, but I get sick of people blaming the cops for their own driving. Did you take the drivers test? Did you pass? If you answered yes to these questions and took the drivers license, then you took responsibility to obey the laws in your state, much like you took the responsibility to obey the laws surrounding your medical license. They are both in place to keep people safe. Why can't you see that?
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Ya gotta love the typical God mentality of some doctors. I will give you a break if you are on the way to the ER on a call in,but it's extremely annoying when you stop some asshole and you know he's a doctor just by the way he brandishes his giant pager. Listen, everyone likes a break now and then, and I am more than willing to help out, but this attitude of BAD cop is bullshit. Just because you don't agree with the way the speed limits are set doesn't mean they're wrong. In my town we have the same set up. 35 or 40 for most of it except a bit thats 25. The reason it's 25 is because of the handicapped children's center on that road.

Sorry for the rant, but I get sick of people blaming the cops for their own driving. Did you take the drivers test? Did you pass? If you answered yes to these questions and took the drivers license, then you took responsibility to obey the laws in your state, much like you took the responsibility to obey the laws surrounding your medical license. They are both in place to keep people safe. Why can't you see that?
ORLY? What if your mother just pop an aneurysm in her head and is now bleeding out. They took her to the hospital and the hospital have to call either a neurosurgeon or a neurointerventional radiologist in to clip or embolize the bleeder from a different hospital. The doctor jumps into his car and starts driving. A cop decided to stop the doctor for speeding and your mother dies as a result of the bleed. How do you feel about that?

As a cop, you have the discretion to actually escort the doctor to the hospital with your lights (if this were a true emergency), and then ticket the individual later.

IMHO, this is nothing but another case of "small man syndrome"
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ORLY? What if your mother just pop an aneurysm in her head and is now bleeding out. They took her to the hospital and the hospital have to call either a neurosurgeon or a neurointerventional radiologist in to clip or embolize the bleeder from a different hospital. The doctor jumps into his car and starts driving. A cop decided to stop the doctor for speeding and your mother dies as a result of the bleed. How do you feel about that?

As a cop, you have the discretion to actually escort the doctor to the hospital with your lights (if this were a true emergency), and then ticket the individual later.

IMHO, this is nothing but another case of "small man syndrome"
No, actually its another case of people not accepting responsibility for their actions. And, your analogy sucks. Basically, you are saying that my mom could only be saved by one single doctor in the world that I happened to stop. In 16 years of law enforcement, I have had once case of a doctor truly being on call and speeding to the hospital. I let him go, told him to be careful.

And police cannot escort anyone to the hospital or anywhere else for that matter. Apparently you have based your opinion of what cops can do on the movies. You probably think we actually dip our fingers in cocaine to test it and indiscriminately shoot people right before the end of shift and go home too.

Stop trying to avoid the issue of responsibility.
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ORLY? What if your mother just pop an aneurysm in her head and is now bleeding out. They took her to the hospital and the hospital have to call either a neurosurgeon or a neurointerventional radiologist in to clip or embolize the bleeder from a different hospital. The doctor jumps into his car and starts driving. A cop decided to stop the doctor for speeding and your mother dies as a result of the bleed. How do you feel about that?

As a cop, you have the discretion to actually escort the doctor to the hospital with your lights (if this were a true emergency), and then ticket the individual later.

IMHO, this is nothing but another case of "small man syndrome"

I can't believe you've done this (to quote the OT)

I think you will read this some day and realize how arrogant this sounds. I generally respect and appreciate the posts you have on this forum but this is just stupid. Not your best work.

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ORLY? What if your mother just pop an aneurysm in her head and is now bleeding out. They took her to the hospital and the hospital have to call either a neurosurgeon or a neurointerventional radiologist in to clip or embolize the bleeder from a different hospital. The doctor jumps into his car and starts driving. A cop decided to stop the doctor for speeding and your mother dies as a result of the bleed. How do you feel about that?

As a cop, you have the discretion to actually escort the doctor to the hospital with your lights (if this were a true emergency), and then ticket the individual later.

IMHO, this is nothing but another case of "small man syndrome"
That reminds me a Cops episode where they were on a high speed chase that ended at the hospital. Cop pulled them out of the car, tackles the driver and pepper sprays the passengers. One guy takes off running in to the hospital. (he gets away) Detains the driver and 2 passengers and they search the vehicle. 3 more cops show up its a huge crazy mess. The one guy returns from the hospital that escaped the police chase to tell the driver her mother passed away and they were just minutes too late. It was in Atlanta I believe. Pretty sad but still one of those situations I'm not sure where you can draw the line. If they had speed past me and endangered my life I would be pissed off.
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