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The Hidden Cost of a Speeding Ticket: Insurance Rate Increase

After a K40 team member wrote an insightful post entitled, “Benefit vs Cost Risk: A Radar Detector or A Ticket?” , we began discussing if all the costs of a ticket were truly considered. That post examined the break-even point between the cost of just the ticket ($200 avg) and the average installed cost of a K40 RL360i radar detection and Laser Defuser g5 laser jammer system. BTW…it only took 10…Read more

Fun Facts For Fast Drivers

Not always being able to keep one’s speed in check has been a challenge for drivers since 1652 when the first speed limit (for non-motorized vehicles) was implemented. The colony of New Amsterdam (now New York) issued the proclamation: “[N]o wagons, carts or sleighs shall be run, rode or driven at a gallop” at the risk of incurring a fine starting at “two…Read more

Enter The “K40 Car Care Giveaway Sweepstakes” and Drive Ticket-Free

We’re celebrating National Car Care Month by holding the second annual K40 Car Care Giveaway Sweepstakes! By simply liking our Facebook post, you could win a K40 RLS2 Portable Radar/Laser Detector with a retail value of $399.95. Best of all is it comes with our industry first one-year Ticket-Free guarantee. You get a ticket, we pay…Read more

A Debate On Traffic Condition Reporting Apps

We recently read an article describng a new hardware and software package that warns you of speed traps, red light cameras, and school zones by flashing different colors on a dash-mounted indicator.  The $129 USD TrapTap indicator uses Bluetooth Low-energy (BLE) to communicate with your smartphone and its mapping software.

Two of our team members had completely different reactions to…Read more

Benefit vs Cost Risk: A Radar Detector or A Ticket?

A story about a planned crackdown on speeders in Ft. Meyers, Florida got several of us analytical types here discussing how we could offer an example that could help concerned drivers make an educated purchase decision.

We agreed the best solution was to show the hard facts on how the investment in and benefit of a K40 protection system are…Read more

Crackdown On Ft. Meyers Speeders Planned

If you live/drive in Ft. Meyers, you better consider getting a K40 protection system. City officials there have requested a grant to fund increased speed enforcement by police after a study by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) found Ft. Meyers was Florida’s number one medium-sized city for speeding. Read WINK’s full story here

Intersection Definition: How Arizona Profits From Red Light Cameras

Drivers should be seeing red in Arizona over a blatantly obvious cash grab by state officials. Besides killing bills banning photo enforcement use, officials know their legal definition of an intersection does not conform to that used in 48 other US states. Read how AZ’s wording gives drivers less time to legally clear the intersection, thus increasing tickets.

The Value of Free + Instant Help = Priceless

As I contemplated as an employee how to sum up my personal experience with the K40 Consult service, the refrain in the best selling single US song in 1980, “Call Me” by Blondie came to mind:

Call me (call me) on the line

Call me, call me any, anytime

Call me (call me) my love

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Today’s Vehicles Are ‘Computers With Wheels’

Summing up the Mobile World Congress meeting in Barcelona, the Chicago Tribune notes automakers are becoming equally focused on tech features to appeal to millennials. With three in four consumers seeking connected car services in their next vehicle purchase, the race is on for automakers to keep Apple, Microsoft, and Google out of the driver’s seat. Read more

Radar-Based Safety Features, Falsing, and Filtering…Oh My!

Some of you are well-versed on the topic of certain vehicle safety features causing false alerts in radar detectors. Others are just reading about it here for the first time. Whatever your knowledge level, we realized after talking with our K40 Consult service team, as well as considering our daily reading of various automotive enthusiast sites and…Read more