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Old 12-09-2009, 02:49 PM   #1
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MD Speed Cameras and radar detectors

Does anyone know if radar detectors will notice the new Photo-Speed cameras Maryland is now using? When shopping, is there a specific feature I should be looking for? I've read that some have some sort of GPS-related mark you can place when you've found one, but around me they keep moving around.
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Old 12-09-2009, 02:54 PM   #2
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I dont think they pick them up because I think the new photo vehicles go by motion sensors and if you over it activates the camera to snap your rear plates....
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Old 12-09-2009, 04:33 PM   #3
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Yeah, they will not pick them up. Though one of the new detectors is equipped with GPS and has geo locations of installed cameras (that have been released to the public at least) and it will alert when you are going to approach one. Has red light camera locations as well...though, if you run red lights, you deserve what you get....and hopefully for your car, it isn't a T-Bone.

There is also an iPhone app (Trapster) I believe, which is kind of the same thing; but also lets users report police "hiding spots".
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Old 12-09-2009, 05:05 PM   #4
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Wow must be nice to have a radar detector, Virginia sucks!!
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Old 12-09-2009, 06:25 PM   #5
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Get the valentine 1 best radar detector out there for the money..

Get that spray that you spray oon the plate ...cant tell its even there. I have it on my GTO. It works for the radar speed cameras and redlight.
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Old 12-09-2009, 06:28 PM   #6
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There is also an iPhone app (Trapster) I believe, which is kind of the same thing; but also lets users report police "hiding spots".
Yup thats is. It works pretty well i just got it a few days ago...So far so good.
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Old 12-09-2009, 08:07 PM   #7
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Get the valentine 1 best radar detector out there for the money..

Get that spray that you spray oon the plate ...cant tell its even there. I have it on my GTO. It works for the radar speed cameras and redlight.
That was proven on mythbusters not to work even a little. Haha you've been flying without a parachute this whole time. And FYI Valentine 1 was the best for the last few years; I can slowly start to see it become obsolete, though, I would bet anything they simply upgrade firmware and a couple other features like I mentioned above, and will remain number 1 for another 10 years. Do you know if you can update those on the fly or you have to by a whole new one each time an updated version is released?
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Old 12-09-2009, 08:32 PM   #8
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Not sure about the udate on the fly. as for the spray i know its worked. My i forgot my easy pass in the other car and didnt realize it until i was going through, buzzer went off and i never got the ticket.
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Old 12-10-2009, 06:40 AM   #9
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I got a v1 but I think its not working right, last couple its beeped once for a redlight camera. Im gonna put two in the car to see if one working better then the other.
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Old 12-10-2009, 07:12 AM   #10
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What kind of spray is this and where do I get it?
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Old 12-10-2009, 09:03 AM   #11
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Get the Escort Passport 9500ix - It has GPS that alerts you when you are in a "known" locacation for speed cameras and red light cameras as well as the standard radar detection. Its preloaded with locations but as new locations become available you have to download them into it via a USB cable. The yearly subscription is only $20 (or 3 years is $30) and they come out with monthly to bi-monthly updates.


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Old 12-10-2009, 11:33 AM   #12
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Not sure about the udate on the fly. as for the spray i know its worked. My i forgot my easy pass in the other car and didnt realize it until i was going through, buzzer went off and i never got the ticket.

I saw that Mythbusters too. You might have just gotten lucky. It was in the papers a while back that most of the camera boxes were empty and they moved the working cameras around. The reason for the story was that they were finally moving to install cameras in more/all of the boxes, so the camera bluff might not be a bluff anymore.
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Old 12-10-2009, 03:34 PM   #13
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Not sure about the udate on the fly. as for the spray i know its worked. My i forgot my easy pass in the other car and didnt realize it until i was going through, buzzer went off and i never got the ticket.
Nah, they look at your plate before sending the ticket. Which is why they ask for vehicle information in the first place. It's all automated. Once you go through, it takes the picture, looks up the plate number, if it sees an account already registered, it automatically deducts the price of the toll, even if you have a zero balance, it will let you go in the hole. If you recall the exact date, check the transaction log; I bet you see the deduction.

I rarely carry my ezpass either. I freaked out the first time cause I didn't want a fine for a $2 toll, so I called them. That's what they told me. So now I never worry about it. I think I'm in the hole $20 or so hahaha.
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Old 12-18-2009, 12:48 AM   #14
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Nah, they look at your plate before sending the ticket. Which is why they ask for vehicle information in the first place. It's all automated. Once you go through, it takes the picture, looks up the plate number, if it sees an account already registered, it automatically deducts the price of the toll, even if you have a zero balance, it will let you go in the hole. If you recall the exact date, check the transaction log; I bet you see the deduction.

I rarely carry my ezpass either. I freaked out the first time cause I didn't want a fine for a $2 toll, so I called them. That's what they told me. So now I never worry about it. I think I'm in the hole $20 or so hahaha.

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This is true about EZ Pass... The spray does not work...
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Old 12-18-2009, 07:23 AM   #15
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Wow must be nice to have a radar detector, Virginia sucks!!
I have a Beltronics STi Driver; it's sheilded against radar detector-detectors. I use it in VA all the time. Unless they physically see it you should be okay.
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Old 12-18-2009, 07:35 AM   #16
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Get the Escort Passport 9500ix - It has GPS that alerts you when you are in a "known" locacation for speed cameras and red light cameras as well as the standard radar detection. Its preloaded with locations but as new locations become available you have to download them into it via a USB cable. The yearly subscription is only $20 (or 3 years is $30) and they come out with monthly to bi-monthly updates.


https://www.escortradar.com/store/passport-9500ix.html
You can do the same thing if you have a garmin or tom tom. Several sites offer red light/speed trap POIs. I use the one from GPS POI. $25 per year for their database which is the same one used by whistler's GPS RD as well as Nav n go and navigon. They update their data regularly, unlike free POI databases. As of 18 Dec, their last update was only 5 days ago. It works well and alerted me to 5 red light cameras that are on 301 between Waldorf and Baltimore, MD; none of which I ever knew were there.
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I am considering buying the excort 9500ix, I am sure that it will save my rear in some cases, but in the chance that I am pulled over, I think the police will be more prone to give you a ticket if he sees that you have one. Still debating.
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