Stef Schrader
stefschrader
Contributor, Jalopnik. 1984 "Porschelump" 944 race car, 1971 Volkswagen 411 race car, 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS.
1:59 AM
1

I used to have one. It was more a fin gizmo than a cop avoider, since I rarely speed as it is. It was helpful, though, to have it go off and remind me to pay attention to my speed. Thing is, by the time it goes off, you’re already busted. 

1:06 AM
1

Of course, the speed limit, the maximum safe speed, and the speed at which a cop decides to pull you over are different things, so I get the appeal. I don’t bother with them though (but I am appreciative when Google Maps warns me of a speed trap, though not so much as to switch to Waze to get more warnings).

1/23/20
11:24 PM
1

They make you feel safer, which is important for some folks - have a buddy who has one in his Mustang. He still gets tickets and the thing goes off all the time with false alarms, but he swears by it.

1/23/20
11:05 PM
6

I do notice a fun cognitive dissonance in law and order types when it comes to speed limits. Get outside of the metro area here, and it is brotruck/SUV going 20 over all the time. The only laws that brave warrior patriot demographic cares about relate to immigration, abortion, and trickle down lies (and maybe marriage Read more

1/23/20
11:02 PM
3

Why are they even a thing when Waze is way better at letting you know where the speedtraps are?

1/23/20
10:57 PM
6

Radar detectors are also getting killed off by the fact that new cars are full of radars. Adaptive cruise, blind spot monitors, etc all use radar and generate a ton of false positives for radar detectors.

1/23/20
10:52 PM
1

They are pretty useless now that cars are full of radars. Is there a cop up ahead? Nope, the CRV in the other lane has cruise control enabled. The number of things to trigger a false positive has gone up exponentially to the point where radar speed detectors are probably the least common form of radar you find on the Read more

1/23/20
10:33 PM
2

Based on my knowledge of how police use speed radar, these are pretty useless anyway.

1/23/20
10:32 PM
5

Are you telling me the cannonball run people are not cool

1/23/20
10:31 PM
5

I have coworkers who swear by them; here in Ohio there are cops around every corner so I see where they’re coming from, but there’s another option - don’t drive absurdly fast everywhere you go.
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1/23/20
10:43 AM
10

In my neighborhood about 50% of garages are just junk storage spots. Mine is spotless and heated. After a snow storm, the clean car goes out, snowy car in, heat on. I don’t understand why people store stuff in the garage. We all have attics and basements and a lot of people have sheds. How much more stuff can you have?

1/23/20
9:53 AM
6

I have no idea what that is and I would like to remain blissfully unaware.

1/23/20
9:52 AM
5

Hahaha. This one is way better. Plus, you could have gone nuclear and posted Baby Shark. 

1/21/20
2:19 PM
1

We run a pretty tight ship here at this site with the phones. We have a policy where we lock them up overnight, make Mommy come get the phone out of hock, and so on. Sometimes, Mommy says, “Y’all can keep it.” Usually, kids who get their phones confiscated are having wider disciplinary issues.