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Re: Valentine One vs. Escort 8500....
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If I remember correctly, it is VERY illegal to use a radar detector in Canada, not to mention that so is speeding,
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Yes it is illegal, and yes, so is speeding....and as you say, we all do it....well, most of us. From what I've been reading on these, and I don't know much, is that they detect radar and laser, AND scramble the detector detectors....he he he, that sounds funny. And, I haven't looked into how much the fine is for using a radar detector, but the rumor is that they will confiscate them, and/or make you drive over them, although I haven't heard any firsthand accounts.
The limits here on the two lane highways are 100km (60mph), and 110km (65mph) on the divided highways, and the rule of thumb is that the RCMP will let you have 10% over before they'll bother to pull you over.
I'm not worried so much about my car, and my truck is too slow anyway, its the bike I'm worried about. I'm worried that if I want to clip along a little faster, maybe 70 mph, or 75 mph, that because its a sportbike they will not be so kind with their 10%, and my eyes aren't as good as they used to be for spotting cops [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img].
Speeding tickets here can be very spendy as well, a friend of mine just go caught doing 90 mph in a 60 zone, and he was fined $400, lost 4 points on his licence, and may have his insurance cancelled.
I dunno, I'm just thinking out loud thats all, no worries. thanks for the advice.