Are you considering purchasing a best car radar detector to help you avoid expensive speeding tickets hi I'm radar Roy retired cop and certified traffic radar instructor and in launched our website, to help people just like you avoid expensive speeding tickets when selecting a radar detector that is just right for you there are a number of things you need to consider number one the location.
Where you'll be using this detector number two the type of driving you do number three the sensitivity of the detector number four the filtering abilities of the detector number five the ability to have full degree protection number six how you will mount it and number seven your budget and because of all these things, we put together this video to assist you first let's discuss the location you'll be using this detector are, legal to use in all passenger cars in all states with the exception of Virginia and Washington DC now if you do drive from Virginia there is something.
You need to concern yourself with and that is the spectre RDD the spectre is a radar detector used by police in Virginia which is able to detect over 90% of the top radar detectors being sold today so if you do drive in Virginia we would recommend that you consider a stealth radar detector that is engineered to defeat these devices now let's discuss the type of driving you'll be doing and why the detector sensitivity is so important if you're a road warrior doing mostly highway driving you will want to select a detector that's rated for highway use.
detectors that are best suited for highway use are classified as four and five-star radar detectors having over eight times the capture distance of a police radar gun so one question you may be asking yourself is why what I need a detector that has all this range on the highway well here's the deal common practice police use to catch speeders is using instant on mode on their radar gun basically the officer is keeping his radar gun in standby mode not transmitting any radar signal at all until he has a speeder in his sight because of this you need two things to avoid ambushes like this-this is a rabbit and a high-performance radar detector now we're rapping is someone going to same speed as you or slightly faster a mile or so in front of you.
So when the officer shoot your rabbit to capture their speed your detector will alert you to slow down now if you only drive in the city you would need a detector that has at least four times the capture distance of the police officers radar gun rated as three store detectors such as the passport however if you do drive in both a city and highway environment then you will need a detector that's rated both a highway in city radar detector here's why the insular redline is rated as a highway detector only and when you use this detector in a city environment you'll be getting a significant amount of false alerts however if you selected the passport max which is rated as both a highway and city radar detector the advanced filtering of the max would filter those all out your next consideration is the filtering abilities of your detector the chief complaint of radar detector owners is pulse alerts and recently this has become an even.