Buying a Passport Radar Detector

When buying a radar detector, it is imperative that you properly research the product and also make sure you research the necessary actions you need to take to use the product effectively. While the Passport has been named one of the most effective products on the market, you still need to follow the recommended instructions to make sure it is as effective as it can be for you. If you are in the market for a Passport radar detector, there is important information you need to know before making a financial commitment. Below are the most commonly asked questions about buying a Passport radar detector, to help you decide if this is the right product for your needs. 

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  1. Does the Passport radar detector guarantee I will not get a ticket?
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    The Passport detector has some of the most advanced technology available to give you a warning about an upcoming speed trap. However, if you speed through the speed trap the detector is not going to help you and you very well may get a ticket. The only way to ensure you do not get a ticket is to not speed.

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  2. Can I leave the Passport detector on my windshield at all times?
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    Extreme heat or cold can seriously impact the Passport's ability to function properly, as it affects the internal components of the equipment. In addition, leaving valuable equipment in clear view opens you up to a higher risk of a break in. We recommend removing the detector from the windshield when you are not in the vehicle.

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  3. Does the Passport offer protection against false alarms?
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    Yes, you can actually teach the equipment about false alarms. While you are driving you will learn the spots that cause the equipment to put out a false alarm. When it goes off you can press the mute button three times to teach the machine to not go off at that particular spot.

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  4. Is the Passport detector difficult to set up?
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    Not at all. The Passport detector is easy to set up. All you have to do is take it out of the box and plug it into the car. However, there are some consumers who found the mount on the car not effective and decided to add their own mount in the future.

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  5. What is the average distance the radar can detect?
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    There is no official data available about the distance the detector can pick up. However, the Passport is considered a top long range radar detector and many consumers have concluded that the detector gives you ample time to slow down and avoid the police trap.

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  6. Is the Passport radar detector legal?
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    Yes, radar detectors are legal for non-commercial vehicles in 49 states. The two states that do not allow the detectors are Virginia and Washington D.C., so make sure it is not in use if you are traveling through those two areas. Also, radar detectors are illegal in Canada.

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  7. Are there different speed settings on the passport?
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    Yes, there is the auto setting that you should use for all of your local, day-to-day driving. This mode analyzes all signals and then adjusts itself over time to minimize false starts. Once you enter a highway, you will want to switch it over to the highway mode, so it is in its longest range possible mode.

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  8. How much should I expect to spend on my Passport radar detector?
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    With all electronics, the best ones tend to be more expensive and the Passport in no different. You can expect to spend between $300-$400 on the device. If that is above your budget, you should see if you could find a used Passport for less.

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