DragonEye on I-10 ?

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With the news that TMG has raised their prices, I wonder if I should hammer it now and upgrade with the VPR head if/when TMGs offers it... but I'd like to know if I need a TX head immediately or if I can wait. I have to make the I-10 drive between Pascagoula (southeastern Mississippi) and Los Angeles in about a month; if there's already DE along that route, it'd make more sense for me to bite it and pay for ALP than save the money and get bagged for the price of a TX head.

My long-term concern is only for the I-10 corridor from Los Angeles to Jacksonville, FL. My research says there's no DragonEye in CA, AZ, NM; but I don't know about the Southern states to the east. Does anyone know if there's any LEO w/DragonEye anywhere on I-10 right now?

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Georgia is where they make dragoneye, and they use it a bunch, FL has it in scattered places. Jacksonville there has been a sighting or two and they use it in Clay county just south of there... Also near lake City FL there has been reports of it. It's not the most common gun you will encounter, but it is scattered out there in places, highway or around town. TMG is an ok option for many cars for DE real world
 

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Louisiana has Dragoneye,but they shoot a long ways away. What TMG system are you looking at?
 

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Louisiana has Dragoneye,but they shoot a long ways away. What TMG system are you looking at?
When did Louisiana get a dragon eye?
 

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Another thing you need to think about is your vehicle. If it is an SUV especially a large one, I would go with AL Priority. If you are road tripping to LA in a Ford Focus, then TMG could very well get the job done. What vehicle are you looking at protecting?
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Georgia is where they make dragoneye, and they use it a bunch, FL has it in scattered places. Jacksonville there has been a sighting or two and they use it in Clay county just south of there... Also near lake City FL there has been reports of it. It's not the most common gun you will encounter, but it is scattered out there in places, highway or around town. TMG is an ok option for many cars for DE real world
Gainesville, Fl in the center Median
TRIPLE THREAT !!
ONLY ONE DRAGON but 2 Pro III s just as you drive thru and leave on I-75 ... if you go through

I-10 probably Stalker Lazer Definity PL's
Dunno bout Dragons on I-10 though.

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Gainesville, Fl in the center Median
TRIPLE THREAT !!
ONLY ONE DRAGON but 2 Pro III s just as you drive thru and leave on I-75 ... if you go through

I-10 probably Stalker Lazer Definity PL's
Dunno bout Dragons on I-10 though.

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I wonder if I should hammer it now and upgrade with the VPR head if/when TMGs offers it...
You are right about this "if". It takes longer than few weeks/months to develop and successfully push out new product. Maybe even a year or two. When Dragoneye suited up with updated optics and FW back in 2015, ALP (@BestRadarDetectors) started issuing statements you need 3 sensors per side to JTG/JFG updated DET gun and he also stated few months down the road (maybe in 2016) there is new head on the horizon (TX head). It took 2 years or more to push it out.

So dont hold your breath on TMG promises or for no individual or any other company until they deliver. Its business.

Go for what already is proven and works against DET. ALP with TX.
 

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Thanks, Guys! I'm just doing my research now to outfit a 2014 Corvette. I thought there was only one TMG available (with optional multiple heads), the A-15. I was gonna PM you, JAG42, when I made a decision. I *think* I can afford to wait on the TX head from them since my usual drive is I-10 from Biloxi to CA. But I'm torn with "I want full protection now" (from the ALP) whenever I decide to commit before the next trip. It'd be really stupid to hold off and get bagged by a laser while waiting for updated hardware. I could fly and stall the drive...
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I wanted to separate this reply from the previous--thanks very much to eveyone who responded about specific DragonEye equipped LEO locations!
 
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Maybe take the drive and drive no more than 10 over PSL ? :)
 

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Waze is populated well on I-10. I drove from New Braunfels,Tx to Florida. I just saw Laser around Houston, and Louisiana near the border of Texas.
 

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With peeps asking why.
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Now back to topic ...
I-10 I would think does NOT have DragonEye but
In Reality Florida Highway Patrol does HEAVILY patrol it. Dunno going North ...

Anyone care to chime in .... I-10 going North and Dragons ??

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Thanks again to All.

Maybe take the drive and drive no more than 10 over PSL ?

:rolleyes::eek: "no more than 10..." HUH?? cain't be done :)

JAG: Thanks! I use Waze religiously on I-10, but I'd like something 'confirmable'.

Benzr: I don't get the question, "Anyone care to chime in .... I-10 going North and Dragons ??"

I-10 is East-West?; doesn't it end at Jacksonville?
 

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I drive from lake charles to biloxi a few times a year , i have never ran into the dragoneye , i run almost daily to hammond to west baton rouge , no dragons here that ive ever ran into. Ive just recently upgraded from the hp905 so if we had dragons ida been caught by now , 8 years speeding home 65 miles down i10 , id say no such thing as dragons here yet !! But u never know , i do believe these leos pass the lidar guns around to each other ,mayb not all leos but i see diff cars with them and im sure not every leo has lidar , unconfirmed , ill ask my leo cousin next time if they pass it around !! He thinks jammars dont work !!! Haha i think most leos believe that also !!!
 

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I drive from lake charles to biloxi a few times a year , i have never ran into the dragoneye , i run almost daily to hammond to west baton rouge , no dragons here that ive ever ran into. Ive just recently upgraded from the hp905 so if we had dragons ida been caught by now , 8 years speeding home 65 miles down i10 , id say no such thing as dragons here yet !! But u never know , i do believe these leos pass the lidar guns around to each other ,mayb not all leos but i see diff cars with them and im sure not every leo has lidar , unconfirmed , ill ask my leo cousin next time if they pass it around !! He thinks jammars dont work !!! Haha i think most leos believe that also !!!
Thanks, Mrdead72, your post is a real comfort. I do that route routinely, too; 'way more than I-10 to the CA. I think I'll "chance" it and TMG with the hope that they'll offer a VPR head later.
 

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Thanks, Mrdead72, your post is a real comfort. I do that route routinely, too; 'way more than I-10 to the CA. I think I'll "chance" it and TMG with the hope that they'll offer a VPR head later.
PM me. @unrepentant for a discount code.

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Thanks again to All.




:rolleyes::eek: "no more than 10..." HUH?? cain't be done :)

JAG: Thanks! I use Waze religiously on I-10, but I'd like something 'confirmable'.

Benzr: I don't get the question, "Anyone care to chime in .... I-10 going North and Dragons ??"

I-10 is East-West?; doesn't it end at Jacksonville?
Duh ... YEAH YOU're CORRECT !!!

Shows you how often I actually traverse it !!!
I pass it all the time, but RARELY travel it.

Thanks for the correction

I also tell eveyone " I'm going UP to Naples. It's ALWAYS DOWN unless you're in Cuba !!

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I run the interstates in La. a couple of times a week. I get from BTR to Covington and Lake Charles at least once a month each. I get to Lafayette three or more times every month. All on I-10. I have been hit by LIDAR by both LSP & locals, but never by a Dragon. I also go to Fla twice a year and have never been hit by one between BTR and Ft. Walton. I have 2RX/TX ALPS, but it is likely overkill in La.
 

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What's funny about this forum is that you will never really know if the LEO is using dragon eye unless you buy a modern laser system or see it with your own eyes or dash cam. Older Blinder, escort, k40 and most radar detectors will not alert to dragon eye. My laser interceptor alerted a few times but has since stopped since dragon eye has been updated.
 

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