Radar detectors are great for knowing the exact moment the cop caught you speeding.
I have sat in a patrol car and I have seen just how useless they are.QUOTE]
Did you sit in the patrol car when they weren't showing off for you? Lol. Cops are human, which means they are lazy by nature. Unless they are actively on speed patrol they usually leave the box on auto in my experience.
Seriously I see more cops with their boxes on blasting away than I do using instant on. Must be a regional thing. Like I said only Staties here use instant on. Everyone else is still using K band stuff.
Anytime I've been pulled over, the cop has felt like he had to point out how he beat my detector. Though both times it was for equipment failures. I told the last cop that I had him, thats why I was 5 under the limit when I rounded the corner. The other time the unit wasn't on.
I don't use radar detectors. I use common sense.
10 years of driving a Mustang...never pulled over for speeding