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Anyone using vehicle mounted radar detector in Thailand if so what brand and is it effective. I know the fine is only 200 to 400bt if caught for speeding but it's just a pain having to slow down after caught as the wife is going on about speeding again.

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Anyone using vehicle mounted radar detector in Thailand if so what brand and is it effective. I know the fine is only 200 to 400bt if caught for speeding but it's just a pain having to slow down after caught as the wife is going on about speeding again.

You should take a long hard look at yourself....YOU are speeding for what, endagering the lives of not only the people in your car but all the other innocent motorists.

Havent you been told that those extra few kilometres per hour you are travelling at might make the difference between stopping and not stopping in an emergency situation?

Exactly how many Police vehicles or Police Officers have you seen in LOS operating Radar or Laser speed detection equipment? :o

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I have been using a radar detector for 15+ years now and it has saved me a little bit of money and a lot of inconvenience. I haven't upgraded for years and have noticed lately that it does not detect the new tripod mounted radar guns that are being deployed even though my detector is supposed to find two different types of radar and laser.

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I have not had a radar detector since wind sheer blew me off the road at an overpass during a rainstorm, riding my GS850 coming back from Houston. Now I pass traffic police in the left lane, going over the limit, and I've never been stopped. I doubt the price of a new unit would pay for itself in many years. No big fines, no points on your driver's license, no increased insurance premiums, etc.

Be aware; don't kill people. But a radar detector in Thailand! Nah.

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Anyone using vehicle mounted radar detector in Thailand if so what brand and is it effective. I know the fine is only 200 to 400bt if caught for speeding but it's just a pain having to slow down after caught as the wife is going on about speeding again.

You should take a long hard look at yourself....YOU are speeding for what, endagering the lives of not only the people in your car but all the other innocent motorists.

Havent you been told that those extra few kilometres per hour you are travelling at might make the difference between stopping and not stopping in an emergency situation?

Exactly how many Police vehicles or Police Officers have you seen in LOS operating Radar or Laser speed detection equipment? :o

Some peaple must be US Citizen. Panic, Panic everywhere. 55 Miles a hour? i couldn't living in a country like this. I speed many times on Bang Na Elevated Tollway, speially in the night when is not much traffc. I use to drive easy a 180km/h. Now we know there are Radar Traps. so actually i not see the reason to pay the Tollway Fee, whe i can't drive faster than under the Tollway. In Europe i had a scanner for listening the frequenciy Police comunication, because Radar dedectors aren't allowed in some countrys. Anyway this was 20 years ago, but the scanner saved me a lot of money. Never got caught.

Allways drove quite fast, but only if no traffic, no rain and the condition of the road was ok. Have to use common sense wher and when you cna drive fast. Overhere in Thailand, i don't know if a radar dedector is against the law and i don't know where to buy. But i would buy one if it works.

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What pain ask a question and there is always some idiot wanting to ask another question hope you never die.

Now get back to original question asked

The IDIOT is the person endangering lives by speeding. With a bit of luck you only kill yourself. Som nam na when it happens. :D

Since you have already pointed out that using a radar detector is illegal here in LOS, you should be discussing the issue on this board as it breaches forum rules, but that doesnt seem to bother you as you would appear to have no regards for the law :o

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Since you have already pointed out that using a radar detector is illegal here in LOS, you should be discussing the issue on this board as it breaches forum rules, but that doesnt seem to bother you as you would appear to have no regards for the law :o

Have some of the posts been deleted? I can't find anything where somebody has pointed out that radar detectors are illegal in Thailand. I have often shown mine to police when they have made a bogus claim of using radar detection. It always becomes a big joke and I get congratulated on getting a good one on them. The legal advice I have been given is that they are neither banned nor allowed, the present statutes simply do not cover them.

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Highway #2 between Udon and Khon Kaen always has radar on and my old Escort picks it up every time. Chiang Mai to Lamphang claims they are using radar and I've been pulled over twice but the detector never uttered a single beep. It's more of a game isn't it? Certainly not worth the investment. Gives me a reason to stretch my legs anyway.

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Anyone using vehicle mounted radar detector in Thailand if so what brand and is it effective. I know the fine is only 200 to 400bt if caught for speeding but it's just a pain having to slow down after caught as the wife is going on about speeding again.

I'm getting someone to bring one back for me from the U.S. I was recommended 2 popular brands "Cobra" and "Beltronics" but I don't know if it'll even work with Thailand's police bands. Anyway, I just wanted to share my experience. I did get caught speeding at (only) about 146km on the Changwattana tollway. I normally don't go over 120km, but I was taking my dog to the vet for an emergency operation, but the police told me that he didn't care cuz it was "only a dog". Man I was pissed...wanted to uppercut him and drop kick his a_s! ...anyway that's a different story... So my point is that it not only cost me 400bt but my license was suspended for 7 days and points taken off my record. When I visited the police station 7 days later, they explained to me that according to Thailand's law, you get 100 points per year on your driver's license which will be deducted off your record if you commit a "serious offense", including speeding and running a red light. There are 2 ways you can get your license revoked: 1) if you exceed 100 pt within that year; 2) if you commit the same serious offense within the same year (yeah this one surprised me too)!!! eg. if you get caught speeding twice, your license will get revoked! So what'll happen is they'll take your license away and force you to take a safety driving course. Afterward you can then apply for a new license. The Thai laws are getting tougher, which is good actually cuz that probably means corruption is down.

About two months ago, I got a ticket for running a red light. It was a really busy intersection, when the lights turned red there were still cars in the middle of the intersection, so I figured I'd just go along with the traffic. Me and two other cars were pulled over right after we got through the lights. But this time when I went to pay the fine at the station, I BS my story and asked him to reduce and fine and not take points away. And he agreed! So just be nice to them and they'll help you.

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I speed many times on Bang Na Elevated Tollway, speially in the night when is not much traffc. I use to drive easy a 180km/h.

I think that this is one of the worst places in Thailand that a person could drive that fast. No need for the cops to use radar. I've heard stories of how they calculate the time stamp on the magnetic card to discover the driver's average speed for the trip. Gross violators are held at the gate and referred to the BIB hanging around the toll plaza.

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