Be careful because they use this same thing to catch people with radar detectors, not just for speeding. One cop will stand on an overpass, blip the radar, and look for brake lights. then tell an officer further down which cars hit the brakes.all states use them.
illinois is tricky and they have radar cops stopped on overpasses and they radar the traffic passing below and relate that info to another cop on the highway/interstate your on.
nothings worse then being told "eagle eye" caught you speeding...
it's worth the $$...just having the arrows to let you know where the signal is coming from is worth the $$.the V1 looks sweet, pretty expensive though, but if it works thats worth the money. Thanks for the input guys
I see those IL troopers pulling that stunt quite a bit! I stopped buying radar detectors many years back, I seemed to get 10x more speeding tickets with a radar, than with out.Be careful because they use this same thing to catch people with radar detectors, not just for speeding. One cop will stand on an overpass, blip the radar, and look for brake lights. then tell an officer further down which cars hit the brakes.
EDIT: i guess this only applies to places where radar detectors are illegal.
Correct. A lot of the time a driver has no clue the beam has even "painted" their car until they have been stopped. Since the beam of the laser is so narrow and not a "fan" like the K or Ka bands.^^ I agree...I have one and it rocks. that said, don't worry too much about laser because, for the most part, if your RD is picking it up, you're are being hit with it...so it's too late.
In avoiding just a couple of tickets it'd pay for itself.it's worth the $$...just having the arrows to let you know where the signal is coming from is worth the $$.
You also have to figure in that it you can send it back for upgrades and tune-ups (not free...but no one else offers the same).
I hate driving without my V1.
This is basically my approach, too. I use my V1 as an enhancement, as an auxilary indicator, rather than as a license to speed. There have been enough times on Interstate when I've gotten a "blip" in time to take my foot off the gas (or drop off cruise-control) and lose a few MPH a second or so before cresting the hill or rounding the bend -- and a few times when the guy in front of or behind me didn't -- so that I know it paid for itself. I've picked up sparkles of laser in time to respond, too, but that's rather rare (usually its a solid painting...)I try not to go 7-8 mpg over on the highway and 5 mph over on city streets.
Works most of the time and used with my V1 keps me out of trouble.