TX state trooper tactics as of late

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  1. aim4squirrels

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    Just heading home from San Antonio and noticed several State boys with customers but the R3 never made a peep. I know its working, as I picked up plenty of San Antonio's finest in town.

    Is the state moving to lidar? I didn't even pick up I/O whiffs with these guys. Luckily waze had them all pinned.

    There was a sheriff just north of Georgetown that was definitely shooting lidar. He was perpendicular to 35 with the drivers side door open wide.
     
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    DPS is quite more consistent with turning off their guns when stopped with someone. They seem to cluster a five to ten mile area many times close to the local dps office(work is hard right, why go further). I’ve been seeing lots of Tahoe with K band, and some yes with Lidar. I did go by a Tahoe today perpendicular to the road and was all silent including lidar so I’m not sure what to think. Some are just that diligent they’ll only pick one of 20 to shoot.

    I think the biggest waze effect has been dps drives opposite traffic on the service roads (where they are two way) and keep moving with 34.7 io rather than sitting stationary.
     
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    I passed 5 of them with Godzilla R1 last week, never got a peep. Some were just cruising,watching traffic,or at a traffic stop. @aim4squirrels
     
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    Yeah, that's what I figured. It's just unnerving to see so many of them in attack formation and not get an alert.
     
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    Last year, I seen as many as 12 TX DPS near July 4th on the way to Lubbock with zero radar hits. They were all just cruisin on by.
     
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    Saw a Tahoe parked parallel on shoulder tonight, no peeps and I get miles long 34.7 pickups with the net and nothing. Suspiciously looked like mirror shooting to me but he was on the other side of the highway.
     
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    I seen a dps officer shooting an ultralyte outside of Houston 2 weeks ago. I mostly see I/o radar from them with laser here and there.
     
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    I pass alot of them running nothing. They are usually going fast in the passing lane. If they are slow rolling, watch out! Not much lidar in Panhandle area. Hope that stays the same!
     
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    Pretty much if they are on the freeway, they are doing traffic enforcement around here. They prefer to run plates/check stickers on the side/back roads.
     
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    They ever throw Mobile scales up for non commercial vehicles
    They do that in NC

    Ever have a license check
    In the middle of the day on a blind off ramp
     
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    We don't do check points in Texas. That's why we kicked the British out.
     
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    I noticed their tactics has gotten much better over the last few years. Use to be I will catch more than half radiating before I get into visual range. Now less than a quarter and that is being generous. This has to be a coordinated tactical change from either better training or other sources.
     
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