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#233596 23-Apr-2018 18:02
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I have a Valentine. While driving home today, I was followed by another car for a long way. Nothing sinister about that, it is a narrow, winding country road. 


I'm as sure as I can be that the other car was not police. Yet the entire way my laser detector kept going off every few seconds for short bursts of time. This lasted about 20 minutes. I couldn't see well into the car so don't know if there were children in it.


I often also get brief laser hits in places where there probably are no police speed checks. I usually attribute these to someone playing with a pointer. But today's experience makes me wonder if there is something else going on. Do modern cars have any devices that would set off laser detectors? Is there anything, other than someone playing with a pointer, that would cause this?



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  #2001236 23-Apr-2018 18:11
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It's usually a Volvo, Honda Fit/Jazz or Ford Modeos being the most common to trigger it.. it's the driver aid technology each car uses for things like collision detection or adaptive cruise control which uses laser to determine distance from the car in front


I'm a V1 owner as well, you can either disable laser detection or deal with it. Bike cops still use laser unfortunately.

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  #2001441 24-Apr-2018 10:42
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Bollocks to this.

Be honest.

The reason people buy radar detectors is so they can drive faster than the speed limit.

Anything else is just weasel words.

I might disagree with you but I'll credit you for being honest and facing the criticism of others.

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