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Old September 8th, 2009
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Exclamation Defender database speed traps - no alerts?

I loaded up the Defender database of top speed trap locations for Texas before driving over 1,200 miles in the state.

The 9500ix never alerted me to any speed trap locations, only a few actual Ka events and some RLCs.

How many speed trap locations are in the database for Texas? Are they limited to urban, rural, freeway, 2-lane, or some specific region of the state?

Is there something I need to do with regard to settings on the 9500ix, to be alerted to Defender speed traps? (My own marked locations continue to alert me properly, and locked-out signals continue to be silent.)
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I loaded up the Defender database of top speed trap locations for Texas before driving over 1,200 miles in the state.

The 9500ix never alerted me to any speed trap locations, only a few actual Ka events and some RLCs.

How many speed trap locations are in the database for Texas? Are they limited to urban, rural, freeway, 2-lane, or some specific region of the state?

Is there something I need to do with regard to settings on the 9500ix, to be alerted to Defender speed traps? (My own marked locations continue to alert me properly, and locked-out signals continue to be silent.)
Speed traps are tricky because they need to be verified before putting into any database. I have only encountered 1 speed trap since i got my 9500ix, nice save though in VA.

The speed trap database is newer than the RLC & speed cams so as time goes on there will be more.
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Speed traps are tricky because they need to be verified before putting into any database. I have only encountered 1 speed trap since i got my 9500ix, nice save though in VA.
I too have only encountered one speed trap from the Defender database, which was somewhere off the 405 freeway in Los Angeles. I've driven all over California from SF to the Mexican border ...

CJR238's save in VA was epic though ... no V1 could compete with that!
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I too have only encountered one speed trap from the Defender database, which was somewhere off the 405 freeway in Los Angeles. I've driven all over California from SF to the Mexican border ...

CJR238's save in VA was epic though ... no V1 could compete with that!
Ya i was super happy! It was a I/O encounter and i was the only car close by. No RD other than the 9500ix (or CI) could have saved me. The trick was I had to unplug it quick before I got to within 1000ft so he wouldn’t detect my RD if he had a RDD.
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Ya i was super happy! It was a I/O encounter and i was the only car close by. No RD other than the 9500ix (or CI) could have saved me. The trick was I had to unplug it quick before I got to within 1000ft so he wouldn’t detect my RD if he had a RDD.
Is a 1000 feet is that the magic number???
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Can they run the RDD while shooting radar? I drove past at least two VA LEO's with my 9500ix while it was on.
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Is a 1000 feet is that the magic number???
Depends on the radar detector, 9500ix is about 1000ft or so.
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Can they run the RDD while shooting radar? I drove past at least two VA LEO's with my 9500ix while it was on.
Yes.
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Interesting. Do most LEO's have it?
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Interesting. Do most LEO's have it?
In areas where RD's are illegal they do, but even then not all the time. Its used mostly where RD's are illegal, or if they are cracking down on speeding truckers.
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