Originally Posted by RangerJay
Actually - in Canada they are not needed - we Canadians never travel faster than the posted speed limit ........
But Jay, we Americans from the southwest do need radar detectors because when we see those 100 km. speed limits, we go 100 mph.
More seriously, I noticed that Canadians do drive slower than I do coming from a state with interstate limits at 75 mph and 65 mph on rural 2 laners. It is scary to drive in parts of Texas with 85 mph limits, so it is all relative to what you are used to. In western Canada we see very few cops, unlike many states, so there is not the enforcement we have here.
Another item for Americans in Canada. You are supposed to get an insurance card showing your US insurance company covers you in Canada, but I suspect most never do. When we go to Canada, we get the card, but it takes about a month to get it from Progessive. Why they don't just print it on the regular insurance card is beyond me.