Roundtrip Denver to Dallas report

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  1. freakNfit

    freakNfit psl+5000 Intermediate User

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    Just finished a roundtrip Dever to Dallas and back down highway 287 which was mostly out in the middle of nowhere where PSL was 75mph. Travel time was through the middle of the night so traffic was rather lite most of the time except for at the end of the first leg and the start of the return leg. Used my Max360, Waze, and Escort Live while maintaining a steady 5-9mph > PSL. In those ~1800 miles I received about 12 direct Ka hits mostly where the PSL drops 30+ going through little ****ty towns and a few outside of towns when the PSL picks back up.

    Three detections were full power I/O directly up the tailpipe with zero advanced warning from either the Max360, Waze, or Escort Live. Had I been going much faster than 5-9 > PSL they would have been surefire tickets coming my way. On those there were some vehicles about a mile ahead but I didn't get any reflections off of them. A few really good advanced detections of Texas DPS who like to shoot I/O over small hills and entrance ramps. The rest of the detections were C/O police either camping outside of town or blending in traffic.

    Overall I was happy with the performance of the Max360 and the arrows are very useful to determine where the threat is coming from. One of those I/O detections from the front was very last minute and should have been picked up much farther out as at that point many vehicles were in front of me. I am left curious about the R3 and if it would have picked up some of those much sooner.

    Another takeaway is that when you get out of the major cities both Waze and Escort Live are utterly useless. There was a total of 1 Waze alert of an upcoming threat and I never saw him or got a radar alert from the detector. While I did mark every radar encounter on Waze so that maybe someone behind me could benefit from it, it was obvious no one else on that route ahead of me was using Waze much less Escort Live.
     
  2. analyzerman

    analyzerman Learning to Drive General User

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    nice report.
     
  3. L9H Hoe

    L9H Hoe Learning to Drive General User

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    This x100. Waze is really only good for heavily-traveled roads. My first ticket was about 4 years ago on a backroad outside of a tiny town called Sulligent, AL. I was driving from Nashville to Starkville, MS and was running Waze, which took me on backroads from about Huntsville to Starkville. PSL was 55, but I was doing about 75-80 or so the whole way because there was like nobody on the roads. I came around a curve in the road doing about 80 and lo and behold there's an AL State Trooper sitting in the center turn lane waiting on a train. I immediately slow down and continue past him, watching my rearview the whole time. He pulled a U-Turn and I immediately pulled over to the side of the road and turned the truck off. Guy ended up giving me a ticket for 74 in a 55, which was $200. All that to say, yeah, Waze is useless on backroads.
     
  4. Choose Life

    Choose Life 35.5 hater R3 Day One User Advanced User Premium Member

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    Ive been able to out brake IO with the R3 if that says anything about the sensitivity
    And i mean like 30+
    Both times the Trooper had traffic in front of them and saw me coming
    They were going to surprise me

    Granted if the trooper had a clear line of sight from his end and didnt have traffic blocking for me it would of been blue lights
     
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