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    European Radar detectors

    Round here there are radars everywhere. Last week three friends of mine were caught speeding I've a radar that I bought in U.S, but doesn't work here, I've heard that Bel Air has a unit for European countries, have any of you had experience with this kind of radar? Thanks in advance.

    J.Seven

    Re: European Radar detectors

    Since such devices are strictly forbidden here in Switzerland, I of course don't own one. But Valentine 1 has a european version that works quite well. It's of course not the absolute protection, but it can help. And it does... Check out www.valentine1.com for the details, and www.r-technik.de for a very kind dealer in Germany. Oh, and V1's software is upgradable.

    Greetings,
    --Pierre

    Re: European Radar detectors

    Thanks Pierre. I've already phone to r-technik.de and the guy was very helpful. Here police is using cameras under the bridge that takes you a picture, but you can't see any flash they also have BMW 330D with video systems disguised as normal cars, these cars have video camaras that film all the "action" behind you and if you have any doubt about your speed, they show you a very nice film with the back of your car and the speed you were going, so no chance. They also have Vans parked at the side of the road with a radar in front of the Van that those who come from behind can't see, and when you pass them speeding, it will take a picture of your car.

    Nobody can assure me that radars has Valentine 1 or Bel Air 550 Euro specs, can work properly here, I belive these radars are better for laser guns or Gatso. Anyway the guy from Technik.de told me to try to know what kind of radar is used by the Police. I've already talked to friend caught last week, and he will bring me the picture of his car taken by the radar. The brand of the radar is in the picture, I believe this information will help to clarify all this doubts.

    J.Seven

     
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