Here’s the latest reader question, along with my reply!
Vic asks: I just watched your interview on David Knight show. Thank you for all the great information you provided. I wanted to ask you if you could recommend specific brands/models of car cameras and radar detectors and where would be the best place to purchase them. Is it enough to have just one car camera that points forward or is it better to have several cameras that point forward, back and to the side? Thank you very much!
My reply: I strongly recommend the Valentine1 radar detector (see link on the main page or click here). Yes, they are an advertiser. But I have been using the V1 since long before Valentine became an advertiser – because in my judgment, it’s the best unit available. Excellent sensitivity to all police radar – and insensitivity to non-police radar. The units come with Junk-k filters that end annoying false alarms from non-police sources of radar – in particular, the radar signals emitted by ordinary late-model cars fitted with various “safety” tech that use radar to do their thing.
The V1 also has directional antenna – forward/rear – and indicators that tell you not only the strength of the signal but the direction of the signal – so you know where to look for the AGW (armed government worker).
I’ve used them all and while there are many good units out there, the V1 is the best of the bunch in my opinion.
On cameras: If you have a decent smartphone you have this covered already. You can also buy a GoPro or similar and mount it in the car to record not just AGWs but also other cars, so that you have evidence if someone brake checks you or does some other such thing.
Thanks for the kind words!
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