Let’s be honest: there’s a certain stigma against radar detectors and the drivers that choose to use them. We’ll be fair; there are many cases where those who are actively avoiding unwanted attention from the cops also happen to be driving like jerks on the road. Like just about anything you’ll encounter in life, there will always be bad apples who don’t accurately represent the bigger picture.
Speeding Does Not Always Translate to Dangerous Driving
At Rocky Mountain Radar, we’re clear on our views about driving: we don’t condone or accept reckless or dangerous driving. It’s true that our passive radar jammer effectively prevents drivers from getting pulled over due to speeding, but we’d like to touch on the distinction between receiving a speeding ticket for the purposes of revenue generation versus getting a speeding ticket due to a legitimate safety issue.
Needless to say, there’s a huge difference in going 4 mph over the speed limit versus going 35 mph over the speed limit. There’s also a major difference in speeding in a residential neighborhood near a school zone versus speeding on a highway in the middle of the desert with no other drivers around you. The reality is that, when it comes to speeding and driving your car, there are simply too many variables to take into consideration in order to consider going a certain speed “bad” or unlawful.
Avoiding Unjust Speeding Tickets
Of course, speed limits take ambiguity out of the question in the eyes of the law. To an officer, it doesn’t matter whether you were late to an important client meeting and went 85 mph on the interstate in order to get there on time. It doesn’t matter what your reasons are for speeding; if they catch you speeding via radar, then you’re toast — or at the very least, you’re going to spend some time pulled over on the side of the road and receive a warning in what we’d say is a best-case scenario. That is, unless, you have the best passive radar jammer on your side.
To reiterate, Rocky Mountain Radar doesn’t promote reckless or dangerous driving through our values. However, we also can’t condone getting pulled over for going 2 mph over the speed limit just to help a local police department meet their quota. If you’re an otherwise law-abiding citizen who’s driving safe and attentively and happens to be traveling a few miles per hour over the assigned speed limit, well, that’s not necessarily a breach in ethics to us.
Ultimately, it’s up to the driver to decide how they’d like to drive. Just think about how inherently dangerous driving really is — even if you’re as safe and cautious as you can possibly be, you have zero control over other drivers’ actions. The only thing that you can control is your reaction.
If you’re in a situation where it’s obviously dangerous to go any faster than you should, then don’t. If you’re in the middle of nowhere and you’re trying to make good time, our passive radar jammer can and will help. Feel free to contact Rocky Mountain Radar with any questions.