This is probably the wrong forum for this but I thought I might get more responses. My question is Do nice 300 dollar radar dectectors realy save your ass most the time? Im thinking of buying one but dont really trust all the hype from store sales people and advertisments. Im thinking of the baseline escort model which has like a 3 mile range for laser and rader. I have never owned one before so I dont really know what is worth the money. I live in a region where there is a lot of long stright flat roads(Valley) and the nearby town is very small so I dont think the departments would have the best speed gun gear in their cruisers. I already received a ticket earlier this year on a long straight road passing an oncoming sheriff. The car was too far off to realize it was a sheriff before it was too late. 78 in a 55, stupid I know, Thats like low speed cruisen on my busa. It seems like perfect territory for a dectector to work; so do they work?