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2004-06-08 03:26:56 PM  
So while traveling, steal license plates. (Sure, its illegal, but its less dangerous than speeding!)

I'm laughing sooo hard. So when you get pulled over for speeding in a different state, you get hauled off to jail for theft and obstruction of justice.. most likly to spend the rest of your trip in the slammer waiting for your moment in front of the local Justice O'Peace. Nice.
2004-06-08 03:36:35 PM  
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2004-06-08 03:39:13 PM  
The article mentions (I clicked it, and yes, I'm ashamed) as I have before: the Valentine One is a great piece of hardware to have in your car. Combined with smart driving (knowing when you can exceed the speed limit), I've avoided speeding tickets since I got one, about 7 years ago.

When folks ask about it and find how much it costs, they usually say something to the effect of, "It must not ever sound a false alarm." That's not the point. Objects other than police radar have the same frequency as said radar. You're going to get false alarms from these. The V1 gives you directional and quantitative information that lets you determine what's a false and what's the real thing.
2004-06-08 03:43:51 PM  
1 minute 30 seconds. yep, 1 minute and 30 seconds of my life wasted on a Maxim article, never to return. when will i learn?
2004-06-08 03:47:16 PM  
Ditto that, db420d. I honestly don't know how anybody besides Grandpaw on his way to Florida drives without a detector.
2004-06-08 03:49:23 PM  
i keep my eyes peeled for cops and i slow down at oncoming traffic on country roads, just in case. the other day i was following a grand am going 115 in an 80. i thought i was safe keeping behind him. i decided after awhile to slow to 100 (kms) and i looked in my rearview and saw a cop right on my ass. he tailgated me for about 2 kms. never pulled me over. i sure slowed down tho.

/speeds way too much
2004-06-08 03:51:14 PM  
Maxim has articles?

Who knew?
2004-06-08 04:11:28 PM  
Start saving now. It will catch up with you:

When and if your detector goes off while Lidar is deployed, you could call it a "getting a ticket detector". Instant on Ka band radar is equally effective. The sight of a detector INSURES that you will be getting that ticket. It just exudes "chronic speeder".

Speed kills more often than drunk driving.
2004-06-08 04:12:23 PM  
Instead, stick behind a crank-fueled trucker; he has a CB and an encyclopedic knowledge of local speed traps.

Good tip, if they're going fast enough. And not going up a long hill. The only downside is the debris they tend to kick up. Really sucks havnig a pebble hit your windshield at highway speed.
2004-06-08 04:22:42 PM  
Simple, just travel faster than the speed of light. By the time he sees you, you're long gone.
2004-06-08 04:30:04 PM  
I saw the best "get out of a ticket free" device ever a few weeks ago in Wisconsin. I was speeding (80 in a 65, about average around here) and was passed by a Caddilac doing at least 100. I saw that the driver had Medal of Honor plates. In the rear view mirror I saw a state trooper with his lights on, going after the Caddy. As soon as the trooper was close enough to see the plates, his lights went off and the trooper went on his way like nothing happened.
2004-06-08 04:43:41 PM  
That article is crap. If you think it's too late, as in the cop has already seen you and it appears he's gonna come after you, WAVE at him/her. He'll think you work for law enforcement, and 50% of the time will back off.

Use the buddy system.

/sarcasm on
If this doesn't work, just run from the police. You have a 5% chance of getting away. Pretty good odds in my book.
2004-06-08 05:21:07 PM  
I must be getting old, but 75 is damn fast enough for me. I used to get a ticket about every six months, usually for doing 70 in a 55. Since the speed limits changed I haven't gotten one.

I'm not saying there aren't drivers with better cars and exceptional driving skills, but with the congestion of the roads around here and the number of uninsured drivers why would you want to take the chance and add to the unsafeness that's already present in our highway system?

Maybe it's because I'm a pilot that I'm rather relaxed about driving. I'm never in a hurry unless I'm going home from work, but then traffic ALWAYS dictates my velocities. If I have to travel over 60 miles or so I fly. I don't care how fast your car is, you can't beat flying.
2004-06-08 05:34:31 PM  
Rottenassdan so all you have to be is one of the 132 living recipients of the Medal of Honor.
2004-06-08 06:04:11 PM  
It's very simple: In areas with some traffic, go with it. Otherwise, 10 over the limit is where most cops don't even bother.

Anyway, a friend of mine got pulled over this weekend for "unreasonable acceleration" (72 in a 55), apparently a local ordinance (Minneapolis, MN). She was driving an ancient Toyota Corolla that can barely hit 80, and goes from 0 to 60 in a little under a week. Unreasonable acceleration... WTF?
2004-06-08 06:05:01 PM  
so all you have to be is one of the 132 living recipients of the Medal of Honor.

Or steal the plates...
2004-06-08 06:21:26 PM  
I just drive with my eyes closed. If I don't see the cop trying to pull me over, it doesn't count.
2004-06-08 06:22:23 PM  
It SUCKS living in VA where you can't use a radar detector....
are there any that are discrete and don't show up on cop radar as 'look, that punk is using a radar detector'

\short skirts used to be my 'get out of a ticket' trick...
but in the winter.. nah. not so much. Also doesn't work if there's a dude in the car
2004-06-08 06:22:38 PM  
get your anhydrous ammonia from a farm.
use the methyl hyrate in HEET as your methyl source.
use red devil lye. purest lye commercially available.
use an electric stove or you'll blow up your whole trailer park....

...what? oh. sorry. i thought this thread was advice on how to make speed without getting caught. nevermind.

2004-06-08 06:24:01 PM  
Yeah, I got one for you... Don't speed where the cops are...

(got a ticket in Virginia a couple of years ago with my out of state license plates doing 83 in a 70... bastiges wouldn't let me off...)
2004-06-08 06:24:02 PM  
I most states, "keeping up with the flow of traffic" isn't speeding.
2004-06-08 06:24:31 PM  
Notice to everyone in the US who has a detector.

So far as I know, they are illegal in all Canadian provinces (at least the ones I drive in all the time... Ontario, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island), and in fact they can impound your car if you're caught with one. And yes, there are radar detector detectors.
2004-06-08 06:25:28 PM  
Here comes the self important "just don't speed then" group.
2004-06-08 06:25:43 PM  
This has got to be one of the stupidest articles I've read in awhile.

What is the real purpose of this article? Propaganda put out by the system to get you caught if you're dumb enough to follow its "advice"...
2004-06-08 06:26:36 PM  
Big Tip! Easy to use. Unless you live there, don't speed in Georgia!
2004-06-08 06:26:47 PM  
Has anyone else tried the waving trick? I hadn't heard of that until just now.
2004-06-08 06:26:55 PM  
Seriously. My strategy works every time. I never get tickets.
2004-06-08 06:27:31 PM  
My part of San Diego has the most radar-ed stretch of road in CA, or so claims
2004-06-08 06:28:03 PM  
I heard waving works because they won't pull you over. They think you're either an undercover cop or that they know you.
2004-06-08 06:28:51 PM  
I believe they should have mentioned wood paneling. Anything made with wood paneling is as good as invisibility! Use the good ole' woddy to speed. Either a van or wagon. I haven't been busted yet.
2004-06-08 06:29:05 PM  
OMG, I let my subscription expire and now I won't be getting this gold sent to me! What am I gonna do?
2004-06-08 06:29:45 PM  
Spin_Doc: That reminds me of one time I was behind a flat-bed truck carrying god-knows-what. Anyway, it kicked up something bad... the rock or whatever tore my two right tires up. I was in the middle of rural Maryland... it was an experience.

/sad for reading article
2004-06-08 06:30:21 PM  
5) Make a run for the county/state line

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2004-06-08 06:30:28 PM  
Has anyone else tried the waving trick? I hadn't heard of that until just now.

You have summoned fnorgby. The room grows very dark...
2004-06-08 06:33:02 PM  
Should mention a story though... a buddy of mine got busted in Vermont for doing 80MPH in a 50MPH zone. The cop was going the other way, and as soon as it passed we noticed to things at once:

1) It WAS a cop (damn dark ghost-type car)
2) His brakes lights had come on.

My buddy noticed this, verbalized "Busted", and stopped the car on the side of the road. At the same time, the cop, although is lights were on, had not finished his U-turn. Three of us in the car (I was the third wheel, as the other was his girlfriend). The cop came up, took the usual license and registration, said, "So, you know you were going a little fast there", to which my buddy fessed up immediately.

He somehow managed to get off with a warning. We figure it was because of my buddy's attentiveness to knowing he was caught.

The moral is: if you KNOW you're busted, pull over ASAP, be honest about it, and you'll at the very least lessen your fine.
2004-06-08 06:34:21 PM  
I got a speeding ticket that was sent to me via mail. It was one of those new camera set-ups that got me, where the camera was positioned along the highway, sans officer. The camera took the picture of my speeding car & tag number.

A letter was generated by a computer & sent to me with the photo of my car speeding and the date & time of the offense. The letter went on to state that I had to send in a fine of $40. I was so mad that I sent back the letter with a photo of two $20 bills. A week later I got a letter back from the police. I opened up the letter and inside was a photo of a pair of handcuffs!

/for Meat Missile
2004-06-08 06:34:50 PM  
Try going the farking speed limit! There's a reason why it's there.
2004-06-08 06:35:28 PM  
It's all very simple. Just be a chick with big boobies and cry. My GF has gotten out of dozens of tickets that way. Unfortunately when I whipped out my pecker and started crying, the cop didn't show me nearly the same consideration.
2004-06-08 06:35:39 PM  
It's easy - just find the closest ricer and follow him. The cop will pull over the ricer.
2004-06-08 06:36:47 PM  
i almost got busted speeding thru stanley park a couple of weeks ago, but luckily the cop already had someone pulled over.

very lucky, since he stepped out onto the road to give me the "if i didn't have this guy pulled over you'd be so busted" look when he heard me coming. park limit is 30kph. i was easily going 75. ticket and points would have been severe.

2004-06-08 06:37:33 PM  
Be polite. It will get you out of a lot of tickets.

Drive well. I have been pulled over twice on the switchbacks heading to my home (on the straightaway after the switchbacks) by cops that couldn't keep up. One said, "You driver very well. don't do it again." I wave at that one every time I see her. The other one ended up discussing performance tracks in the area with me.
2004-06-08 06:38:26 PM  
Just mellow out and enjoy the ride.
go with the flow...don't jump lanes to try to find the fastest...cops here don't mind you going a little over the limit...but they hate seeing you swerving in and out of traffic. So do I.

Only ticket I ever got was in CO trying to see if my new corrola would hit the century mark. got nabbed at 96 and never made it (could have). Cop not amused (At least I didn't admit what I was up to, just shrugged my shoulders and took it on the chin).

2004-06-08 06:39:04 PM  
What a worthless article. The advice in that article is not only stupid and worthless, but also in a few cases, it's borderline illegal.

Just ask any cop or state trooper. They'll give you the real poop.
2004-06-08 06:39:26 PM  
Radar detectors are only illegal in certain canadian provinces; they are very much legal in BC. However, they do piss cops off; I had one tell me straight out he was only going to give me a warning until he saw my detector (they can't help you when you're the only car on the road and the cop is using the instant-on radar).
2004-06-08 06:40:38 PM  
I've got a pretty good technique and I've only been pulled over for speeding once in my life (I didn't use my technique).

1. drive 5 mph above the speed limit
2. wait until somebody (besides a cop) speeds by
3. give them a good amount of distance, up to the horizon, if possible
4. match their speed
5. watch for brakelights and cops

Ta da! You have a strategically positioned decoy.
2004-06-08 06:40:52 PM  
Nothing to see here. Move along. Move along.
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2004-06-08 06:41:32 PM  
Wow. Farking brilliant. How long did it take the geniuses at Maxim to come up with that innovative list?
2004-06-08 06:41:39 PM  
I don't drive more than 10 over the freeway speed these days, mainly because I don't want my insurance rates to go up.

But I find that being aware at all times of the cars ahead, around and behind me is an effective way to avoid tickets. I can pick a cop car out from a half mile behind me... like wise, brake lights ahead of you is usually an indication there's a cop ahead in traffic or pulling someone over. 9 times out of ten the reason the traffic is backed up at non-peak hours on the freeway is because people have slammed on their brakes when they see a cop on the side of the road.

And that one time out of ten is an accident resulting from someone slamming on their brakes when they see a cop on the side of the road.
2004-06-08 06:41:54 PM  
IrishDrunk, Hasn't anyone fought this law in federal court before? It's quite an illegal law. The Federal Communcations Act of 1934 guarantees our right to receive radio transmittions on any frequency. So it's federal law, not state law, that makes radar detectors legal.

Oh, and I stressed "receive" because once again it's federal law, not state law, that makes radar jammers illegal; its transmition frequencies that are restricted.
2004-06-08 06:42:06 PM  

What's a ricer?
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