Thanks. I have two cars, soJazzy, if you confront lidar on a regular basis, you're going to need to re-think your defense strategy.
Thank you so much for taking the time to explain. I will do my research on this site as to not take up any more time. You all have been a big help. I have two cars, so I was hoping to have something portable. But the WAZE idea is GREAT! I will get a good RD and use WAZE also. When I end up buying a new car, I will get an ALP. Thanks so much again!As everyone has said if you are facing lidar (and MD does use it) A RD is not the correct tool, the beam of a lidar gun may only be 1-2 feet wide at a distance of 1000ft and they are usually targeting low on the car so unless they happen to be aiming it just right your RD may not catch it. If it does happen to catch it, its going to alert and you will hit your brakes but it will be too late, the guns can get your speed in less than 1 second in many cases, by the time the RD goes off and you react and hit the brakes the officer will already have you at your original speed. The RD's main function is radar detection which you will want, cause radar is definitely used, for Laser you will want to look a ALP (antilaser priority) or TMG those systems can defend against the laser until you have slowed down. also realize that a lot of police will sit and just do paperwork or will be watching traffic for people weaving, using their phones, or whatnot and may not be using radar/laser so there may be nothing to pick up. Waze is a good option too as you can get alerts from drivers that are ahead of you about police. most folks here on RDF run a RD and waze as a minimum, many also add in ALP or TMG to cover laser traps that are not reported on waze. Do a little reading up here and feel free to ask questions if they arise.