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Could anyone make any recommendations for radar(?)/laser(?) detectors for usage in the LA area?

I'm not sure what technologies the cops are using and whether it is even worth getting a detector these days...

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I have a Valentine One in each vehicle and over the past decade have been tagged once without an alert. The LEO was hidden behind a stone wall and using laser on the rear plates of cars as they passed. No alert but I saw him in my rear view and knew he was going to pull me out of the crowd, which he did.

However, the V1 has alerted me to upcoming LEO's enough times to be worth using.

I'm sure other makes and models are just as useful.
 

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I have the Escort 8500 (slightly older than the current model) and it saves me all the time. Escort and Valentine 1 are the top two companies. Can't go wrong with either.

If you really want to be protected, many cops that hide on the streets are using laser, so going all out with laser transceivers on the front and rear bumper is your best bet. If you do freeway driving, the radar detector alone should be ok.
 

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i have been using my v1 for a while, and i have to say on the days that i am driving a different car that doesn't have the v1, i feel that I'm uncomfortable without it, like my security blanket was taken from me (just don't rely on it solely, use all your senses). knowing which direction the signals are coming from are really top notch. i definitely recommend one! :cheers:
 
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