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Old November 26th, 2015
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You know what I would love if the max360 would announce the laser gun being used
If it could announce the laser gun being used then it could easily eliminate the falses. Almost all the laser alerts I get are false warnings triggered by reflections, bright lights etc. If only it were that easy...
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You know what I would love if the max360 would announce the laser gun being used
And the numbers to play the lottery with..lol
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You know what I would love if the max360 would announce the laser gun being used
I realize that what I'm about to say has been said repeatedly here and other radar-detector enthusiast forums, but at the hazard of sounding like a broken record, getting a Laser warning on any detector is of little value if the driver has been targeted by a LEO. By the time that the driver gets the warning, the LEO already has the speed of the vehicle.

Some drivers might be lucky enough to get some laser scatter, but that's pretty rare.

Without laser jammers / shifters and other counter-measures, a detector isn't going to help much.
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I realize that what I'm about to say has been said repeatedly here and other radar-detector enthusiast forums, but at the hazard of sounding like a broken record, getting a Laser warning on any detector is of little value if the driver has been targeted by a LEO. By the time that the driver gets the warning, the LEO already has the speed of the vehicle.

Some drivers might be lucky enough to get some laser scatter, but that's pretty rare.

Without laser jammers / shifters and other counter-measures, a detector isn't going to help much.
I totally disagree with your repeated statements that getting a Laser warning is of little value. Here, in southern Maryland, we have a plethora of laser activated roadside speed cameras in school locations as well as laser activated red light cameras. Anybody that lives in Charles County knows what I am talking about. My 9500ix does an excellent job picking up all of them. The roadside cameras do not emit a single short laser burst; the laser duration is around 10 seconds, sometimes even longer. I have to assume that if I were to exceed the threshold during that period, a ticket would soon arrive in my mailbox. Getting that laser warning is a VERY GOOD reminder not to let my speed stray. As to the red light cameras, the laser burst is much shorter, around 2 to 3 seconds, since it's only measuring vehicles going through the intersection. Still, it's nice to get all of these these warnings on my 9500ix.

And on the open highway, I tend to travel at the threshold, +9 mph above the speed limit. I have been laser shot numerous times without a ticket. Again, I'm happy to get the laser warning as a reminder not to let my speed stray, for who knows whether the LEO might target me a second time?

Going back to those laser activated roadside cameras, they are directional, and my 9500ix seems to do just as good a job picking them up from the rear as the front.

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ThomThom is absolutely correct - I'm also in MD. Specifically in Montgomery County, the first County in MD to have Laser Speed Cameras. We now have many hundreds of these Laser devices. The Defender Data base is absolutely terrible and I've had zero luck getting one corrected that was initially reported here some five years ago.

Laser Cameras do not shine a narrow beam up the road to time oncoming traffic, but rather they shine a VERY broad beam across the road to permit Doppler measurement and photography of the vehicle that has already passed the camera(s.) This wide beam bounces off everything - cars, signs, etc, and is scattered widely. If I did not have a laser detection capability, I would not need the detector. All of the Speed and Red Light Cameras here are Laser! Also, the hand-held gun the LEO's hold and shoot are all Laser here.

Some of these Cameras individually bring in well over a million bucks each year. If you are out on the prairy contending you don't care about laser, wait 'til Boss Hogg figures he can hire an outfit to operate, maintain and process those cameras. He'll fire Enos and pay off the town's Debt collecting, say, $80 from every guy that doesn't care about a laser capability and goes 12 miles over the PSL.

Maybe not this year in your town, but it'll be soon. There is too much money to be had while claiming to be working to make the roads safer. (If the town gets one for its traffic signal at the town crossroad, in the name of safety of course, a ton of money can be had there - and they both work 24/7 and don't require over time or a pension plan.) They are also pretty hard to beat.

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ThomThom is absolutely correct - I'm also in MD. Specifically in Montgomery County, the first County in MD to have Laser Speed Cameras. We now have many hundreds of these Laser devices. The Defender Data base is absolutely terrible and I've had zero luck getting one corrected that was initially reported here some five years ago.

Laser Cameras do not shine a narrow beam up the road to time oncoming traffic, but rather they shine a VERY broad beam across the road to permit Doppler measurement and photography of the vehicle that has already passed the camera(s.) This wide beam bounces off everything - cars, signs, etc, and is scattered widely. If I did not have a laser detection capability, I would not need the detector. All of the Speed and Red Light Cameras here are Laser! Also, the hand-held gun the LEO's hold and shoot are all Laser here.

Some of these Cameras individually bring in well over a million bucks each year. If you are out on the prairy contending you don't care about laser, wait 'til Boss Hogg figures he can hire an outfit to operate, maintain and process those cameras. He'll fire Enos and pay off the town's Debt collecting, say, $8 from every guy that doesn't care about a laser capability and goes 12 miles over the PSL.

Maybe not this year in your town, but it'll be soon. There is too much money to be had while claiming to be working to make the roads safer. (If the town gets one for its traffic signal at the town crossroad, in the name of safety of course, a ton of money can be had there - and they both work 24/7 and don't require over time or a pension plan.) They are also pretty hard to beat.
I travel through Montgomery County many times and come across those Laser Cameras. If they become more popular and start popping up in diffrent states that could be a big problem.
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I totally disagree with your repeated statements that getting a Laser warning is of little value. Here, in southern Maryland, we have a plethora of laser activated roadside speed cameras in school locations as well as laser activated red light cameras. Anybody that lives in Charles County knows what I am talking about. My 9500ix does an excellent job picking up all of them. The roadside cameras do not emit a single short laser burst; the laser duration is around 10 seconds, sometimes even longer. I have to assume that if I were to exceed the threshold during that period, a ticket would soon arrive in my mailbox. Getting that laser warning is a VERY GOOD reminder not to let my speed stray. As to the red light cameras, the laser burst is much shorter, around 2 to 3 seconds, since it's only measuring vehicles going through the intersection. Still, it's nice to get all of these these warnings on my 9500ix.

And on the open highway, I tend to travel at the threshold, +9 mph above the speed limit. I have been laser shot numerous times without a ticket. Again, I'm happy to get the laser warning as a reminder not to let my speed stray, for who knows whether the LEO might target me a second time?

Going back to those laser activated roadside cameras, they are directional, and my 9500ix seems to do just as good a job picking them up from the rear as the front.
And when your on the open road at 9 over and you get hit with laser your had, you just were not a big enough fish for him to fry. This means your driving smart and maybe a little bit of luck thrown in. You were not saved from that laser attack by your detector, it simply told you ya just got lit up. Thats why laser shifters or blinders are the only defense.

As far as your in town laser activated camera's, not sure really how that system functions so I cannot really say in that example.
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You know what I would love if the max360 would announce the laser gun being used
A detector can only alert to what it can see and or receive. Laser is so narrow of a beam that if you are the center car on a three lane road an officer can clock both cars on either side of you and your detector won't make a peep. Now if the officer is sloppy and keeps transmitting while he rakes across all 3 lanes then yes, you will get an alert. 9 out of 10 times though even in that example it will be too late.
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Hi all, new to the forums. Picked up a max 360 and just came across these forums today. I must say , I'm pretty surprised by the response of the "mod" on the first page of this thread. Is that how things work around here ? My first reaction , wrongly acquired or not, was that it seemed the mods response was a little fishy, no? This is a max 360 thread , so of course we are talking about the max 360 when asking amongst ourselves questions we have. When the mod comes here and gives a response (to a question he wasn't even specifically asked about) and gives a very passive aggressive response to another poster question when he specifically left out the answer to the question we are here discussing. Power trip, maybe, but to to issue a "gentle warning for putting words in my mouth".... ? Sheesh , maybe this isn't the place for me.
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If you are talking about TBNTX, read the entire thread. He is on NO power trip. In fact, he has been a great source for info and help regarding almost all Escort's RD's. Some here may say they disagree with him at times, which is allowed, but no power trip. TBNTX does not need me to defend him, but I have always appreciated his help and insight.
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