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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old 12-25-2006, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone travel with a police Scanner?

Just got one for Christmas (desk model)...I'm enjoying listening to all the police....I just wonder if a handheld unit for my bike wouldn't give me a BIG ONE UP on reducing the chances of getting caught speeding.

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Check local laws and make sure it's legal to carry a scanner on your vehicle. In some jurisdictions it's definitely a no-no.



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who cares about the sticking law...everything is against the law, it's impossible to obey them all, so why even try. I think it's still against the law to spit on the sidewalk. And as I've stated in here before. Do what you have to do to protect yourself from being stopped by the collectors (police) and if you get stopped, ADMIT NOTHING AND SAY NOTHING, accept the ticket, contact a lawyer in that county, send him the money to get your out of it and go about your business..Plus, if it makes you feel any better, I'll have the scanner concealed in the fairing. The collectors have to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that not only was it turned on, but your were listening to it..Which is an impossible task.


Now back to the question which is: Do police scanners give you a 1-up on avoiding speed traps, etc?

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No...scanners are for the most part cheap entertainment for people who are totally bored and are trying to eke out some sort of vicarious excitement via the airwaves. Truth be told, most up-to-date police agencies transmit over a frequency that is encypted. What you may be hearing are the meter maids and Animal Control officers.

Scanners do little to help you avoid trafic citations.
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What you may be hearing are the meter maids and Animal Control officers.

Scanners do little to help you avoid trafic citations.
Well, in that case, the meter maids are responding to 7-11 robbery attempt and Animal Control must be who's giving chase after the two armed men who's car matches the description of the getaway vehicle..

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who cares about the sticking law...everything is against the law, it's impossible to obey them all, so why even try.
you've heard that suicide is against the law. right?
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starcruiser wrote:

who cares about the sticking law...everything is against the law, it's impossible to obey them all, so why even try.

So Starcruiser, you'll be ok when some cager who is high on drugs and drink crashes into you? Or maybe it's ok because there is no point trying to obey any of the laws?
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As I said MANY (not all) technolgically advanced law enforcement agencies encrypt transmissions for myriad reasons, among which are to keep their communications secure. For example, seldom is it a good idea for a SWAT team's presence to be made known to the occupants of a house about to be served with a search warrant beacuse of their handy scanner..police really hate that.
Ergo, many (not all) such channels are scrambled. But say, Starcruiser, seeing how you obviously hold the police in such low esteem, why would you be interested in anything they're doing that does not involve you and the potential for geting a ticket??
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BTW...I never miss an election. We even elected a gen-yoo-ine Texan, John Ellis (Jeb) Bush for governor..Twice no less!!!
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