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Driving tips for New York???

        This weekend I am flying into Newark NJ and travelling
North towards Westpoint and Newburgh etc.  I have never been to
that portion of the country so does anyone have any driving tips
for that area?  For example popular speed traps along the way?
Types of radar employed? Since I am kflying the only "stealth"
equipment I will have will be a radar detector.  Are radar
detectors still illegal in large trucks in NY?  But then again
I will be in a speed burner of a car a Geo Metro rental car!
                                Thanx in advance,
                                        -Mac.

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5 Responses to “Driving tips for New York???”

  1. admin says:

    In article <8FEB199321212…@jetson.uh.edu> st…@jetson.uh.edu (Atteberry, Charles R.) writes:

    >    This weekend I am flying into Newark NJ and travelling
    >North towards Westpoint and Newburgh etc.  I have never been to
    >that portion of the country so does anyone have any driving tips
    >for that area?  For example popular speed traps along the way?

    if you take the NYS Thruway (sounds like you might), then expect troopers
    to populate U-turns in the median with some degree of regularity (or
    U-turn like openings in the median.)  the defacto speed limit is 65, and
    they rarely ticket cars going under 70, unless it’s a slow day.

    if you should find yourself on the Taconic parkway, be careful;
    the troopers like to camp out and catch the (often lazy) speeders
    on that road.  i’ve never been caught there, but many have.

    >Types of radar employed? Since I am kflying the only "stealth"
    >equipment I will have will be a radar detector.  Are radar
    >detectors still illegal in large trucks in NY?

    both X and K are likely; Ka is a rarity in NYS, probably rarer than
    the laser (which is in use out west towards syracuse, but which i’ve not
    yet heard of along the hudson.)

    >  But then again
    >I will be in a speed burner of a car a Geo Metro rental car!

    i don’t think that the Metro can go fast enough to put you at risk,
    quite frankly.

    cheers,
      richard

    richard welty        518-393-7228       we…@cabot.balltown.cma.com
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      a race car about either its pitch or roll axis”  – Carroll Smith

  2. admin says:

    st…@jetson.uh.edu (Atteberry, Charles R.) writes:

    >    This weekend I am flying into Newark NJ and travelling
    > North towards Westpoint and Newburgh etc.  I have never been to
    > that portion of the country so does anyone have any driving tips
    > for that area?  For example popular speed traps along the way?
    > Types of radar employed? Since I am kflying the only "stealth"
    > equipment I will have will be a radar detector.  Are radar
    > detectors still illegal in large trucks in NY?  But then again
    > I will be in a speed burner of a car a Geo Metro rental car!

    Radar detectors are legal in NY in passenger cars, but try to keep it
    inconspicuous; no use annoying a cop that might otherwise give you a
    ticket.

    You’ll probably be taking 17 through NJ, which is a pretty twisty road,
    so I’d advise sticking close to the speed limit, and watch for lots and
    lots of construction and lane closures.

    Once in NY, you have the option of getting on the thruway, which is
    fairly heavily patrolled, though I’ve never seen even an unmarked car,
    never mind anything unusual: Just the standard black/yellow Caprice with
    the party lights.

    You’ll get stuck with a toll or two on the thruway (only 50 cents), but
    it’s much faster and safer than 17, which often slows down to 30-35, and
    has lots of lights and narrow sections.

    Wave when you pass Sloatsburg, where I work.

    Dave


    55: It’s not a good idea, it’s just the law.

  3. admin says:

    In article <1993Feb9.202036.14…@cabot.balltown.cma.COM>, we…@cabot.balltown.cma.COM (richard welty) writes:

    > i don’t think that the Metro can go fast enough to put you at risk,
    > quite frankly.

    Can a Metro even get up to freeway speed?  I’ve seen my nephew riding his
    bike faster.  ;-)

      Tony D. Lowe, The HapMaster  BITNET:   tdlow…@ulkyvx.bitnet
      University of Louisville     INTERNET: tdlow…@ulkyvx.louisville.edu
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  4. admin says:

    In article <qoasyB3w1…@major.panix.com>, d…@major.panix.com (Dave

    O’Shea) writes:
    > st…@jetson.uh.edu (Atteberry, Charles R.) writes:

    > >       This weekend I am flying into Newark NJ and travelling
    > > North towards Westpoint and Newburgh etc.  I have never been to

    > You’ll probably be taking 17 through NJ, which is a pretty twisty road,
    > so I’d advise sticking close to the speed limit, and watch for lots and
    > lots of construction and lane closures.

     I drive between Southern Vermont and East Rutherford, NJ twice a week.

     17 is not really twisty but it does have an incredible amount of
    traffic.  The lower
    part below Ho-Ho-Kus is never patrolled for speeders although there are
    occasionally
    cops cruising about.  To the NY Thruway the cops are lazy using
    continuous X-band.
    There are numerous falses along this road.

    > Once in NY, you have the option of getting on the thruway, which is
    > fairly heavily patrolled, though I’ve never seen even an unmarked car,
    > never mind anything unusual: Just the standard black/yellow Caprice with
    > the party lights.

     There are unmarked cars on the Thruway.  The most common are maroon Caprices,
    the new round model.  There are also some older unmarked Caprices, usually in
    baby blue.  There are only 3 falses between exits 15 and 19.  The cops
    use K-band
    in both instant on and continuous formats.  The cops tend not to do
    speed enforcement
    if there is heavy traffic.  They also like to pace cars so you have to be aware
    of who is following you.

    Iain Wacey
    c…@pluto.dss.com

  5. admin says:

    tdlow…@ulkyvx.louisville.edu (Tony D. Lowe) writes:

    > In article <1993Feb9.202036.14…@cabot.balltown.cma.COM>, we…@cabot.ballto
    > > i don’t think that the Metro can go fast enough to put you at risk,
    > > quite frankly.

    > Can a Metro even get up to freeway speed?  I’ve seen my nephew riding his
    > bike faster.  ;-)

    Hell yes, it can! You just need to push it off a high enough cliff.


    55: It’s not a good idea, it’s just the law.