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Old 7th April 2012
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I've been using a police radar cloaking device that is standard on Saab cars that has kept me from getting speeding tickets for the last 10 years. With just the flip of a switch no cop radar can see the car, but Saab has mislabeled it as "Cruise Control".

Here's how it works. Nobody but blue-haired old ladies drive the speed limit on the highways, while everyone else has something to prove, mostly to themselves, so I set the "Cruise Control" to my local highway speed limit of 65 mph, stay one lane to the left of the far right lane where cars or entering and exiting, and lollygag down the road making everyone else drive around me in the other two left lanes. Yeah, I'm "That Guy". It may take another 5-10 minutes to get where I'm going but there's no more white-knuckles on the wheel, no cursing at the idiot who won't let me pass, or the fancy driving of my youth. I'm also usually hauling my two young kids to keep my foot off the gas.

Anyhow, I get where I'm going with much less stress, no speeding tickets, and I get to listen to another song on the iPod with the time I lose not racing.
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Default OH try that in Europe theill run you off the road.

And eventualy youill kill someone or get killed because your blocking the passing lane!!!!
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I am hoping your highways are more than 2 lanes in each direction.

I usually travel 5 mph over.

My big question is.. on classic 900s.. I have had three.. all of them had CC stalks, but no cruise.. what's up with that?
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NO,most of our highways are just little trails hacked out of the ice. They go from igloo to igloo! CRAZY CANUCK
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And eventualy youill kill someone or get killed because your blocking the passing lane!!!!
OP said that he cruises in the number 3 lane while the number 1 (far left) lane is for passing.

I've been doing something similar on my daily work commute. It's 27 miles of 4-lane (2 each way) interstate travel with a 65 mph limit. I set the cruise at 70 in the right lane and it's just a breeze getting to work.

I used to haul butt to work, averaging over 80 mph, but in the grand scheme of things, it didn't really save much time and led to a lot of frustration with oblivious/ignorant slow-pokes cruising in the left lane. Not to mention it cost a lot more in fuel. Now I just leave 5 minutes earlier and everything goes much smoother.
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Nothing wrong with the posted speed limit. I have no problem cruising along the 400 towards Toronto at 100km/h but on that highway it is almost suicide to use the center lane for those shenanigans.
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I use the far better SR-71 approach. I am usually at mach 3 or above so I can be in Canada before the staty even turns the crown vic around.




You decide.
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You do know that a Saab is pretty invisible as it is, right? My Viggen is loud and cops dont even look twice. Theres no way that a Saab could be going fast.
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You do know that a Saab is pretty invisible as it is, right? My Viggen is loud and cops dont even look twice. Theres no way that a Saab could be going fast.
Couldn't agree more. With nothing but a flow through muffler on 3" pipe Its quite loud. Getting on the highway WOT- statie parked a few hundred feet down the on ramp, once I saw him I obviously continued normally and quietly and he was looking all over for the car that had made all the noise coming around the on ramp. Didn't even think twice about my Saab vert making that kind of noise
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I use the far better SR-71 approach. I am usually at mach 3 or above so I can be in Canada before the staty even turns the crown vic around.




You decide.
I'm still trying to figure out how to keep my gaskets from leaking when going subsonic, how'd you do it?! BTW Nice photo.
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Nothing wrong with the posted speed limit. I have no problem cruising along the 400 towards Toronto at 100km/h but on that highway it is almost suicide to use the center lane for those shenanigans.
Yeesh! GTA minimum speed is 140 km/h!
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Yeesh! GTA minimum speed is 140 km/h!
EH !!!

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You do know that a Saab is pretty invisible as it is, right? My Viggen is loud and cops dont even look twice. Theres no way that a Saab could be going fast.
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Yeesh! GTA minimum speed is 140 km/h!
It does get a bit crazy at times like when you have to go 160km/h just to go with the flow and if you drop down to 140 people are honking and flipping you off. But first snowfall of the year. Literally less than 3cm of snow and everybody drops down to 40km/h.
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It does get a bit crazy at times like when you have to go 160km/h just to go with the flow and if you drop down to 140 people are honking and flipping you off. But first snowfall of the year. Literally less than 3cm of snow and everybody drops down to 40km/h.
what's a km/h?

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It does get a bit crazy at times like when you have to go 160km/h just to go with the flow and if you drop down to 140 people are honking and flipping you off. But first snowfall of the year. Literally less than 3cm of snow and everybody drops down to 40km/h.
It's always odd when I'm there because I am just following the traffic instead of passing everyone like normal
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what's a km/h?

LOL. It's weird because my 900s only has km/h. 160 would be about 100m/h and 140 would be about 87. Pretty much times your mph by 1.6 and it will give you a pretty good answer.

I know you are just joking around but I figured I would put it up anyways.
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It's always odd when I'm there because I am just following the traffic instead of passing everyone like normal
I know sometimes I look down at the speedo and gasp " I am going how fast?!?" With the police cruising along with the rest of us.
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LOL. It's weird because my 900s only has km/h. 160 would be about 100m/h and 140 would be about 87. Pretty much times your mph by 1.6 and it will give you a pretty good answer.

I know you are just joking around but I figured I would put it up anyways.
I did that calculation back in 2001/2002 when I was in Germany driving a Saab with km/h only and I wanted to find out what 240 km/h translated into (gotta LOVE the Autobahn!)
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I've been driving the same the last few years... 5-7mph over on the highway, maybe 4-5 on local roads. I see many more local cops with radar than staties where I am, and the staties only want the high rollers, so local roads are actually more of a concern for tickets.

I also hang at least 100 feet back on the highway, and a fair distance on local roads too. The .05 second faster arrival when driving on someone's bumper doesn't seem to make a big difference in my schedule and it's much more relaxing to have extra distance to stop when traffic suddenly slows down.

If you actually do the math, the difference in a higher speed, unless you're driving a long way, is beyond trivial. The difference in "enjoying the ride" is far greater.
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My Saab's speedometer also reads a little on the optimistic side. It'll say I'm doing 70 when I'm actually closer to 66 (MPH). Another 'safety' device?
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