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      12-02-2019, 06:31 PM   #1
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Waze or radar detector in Seattle?

Got tagged on 520 at 645 in the morning on my way to work. Bunch of state troopers looking to get people. Didn’t realize that due to construction the limit was dropped..

Anyways, do you guys use Waze or radar detector? Saw TTG has an escort 360 based on the hardwire thread and wondering what folks think especially for our part of the country. My main commute is from the city into Kirkland and back along 5/520/405. Thanks in advance.
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I have a Uniden R3 and think radar is the way to go. Get one with GPS though so you can mark it to be silent at known points such as radar speed limit signs. It's not fool proof but helps. Laser you can't do really anything about unless you buy an expensive (legal?) anti laser system, but I find troopers leave their radar blaring most everywhere they go.
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Well I just bought an Escort 360 on cyber monday--seems like one of the more user friendly, easy to use options. Will probably try it out for a while, and decide if i really like it to hardwire it and mount it if I can figure it out.
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Escort is great and I have not had a ticket well over 10 years when I started using it. It saved me on multiple occasions.

I just ordered a Max360c with the sale Escort was having.

You won't regret it.

I also have BlackVue 2 Channel cams which even saved me more $$$ than the detectors. We have the worst drivers in the country all piled up in here and it is a must have in this region.
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Do you guys keep the laser portion on? Laser turns on as I start the car, and i'm pretty sure there are no state troopers in my garage. I'm supposing that it is related to my turn signals or a safety device in the vehicle itself. Otherwise the escort is quite nice so far. Don't think it's really saved me from anything since I don't speed that much, but it also hasn't been blaring constantly. Any other set up tips for the PNW is welcomed!
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