First hit with ZW5 on Merc S550

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Zipping up the I-5 in Washington state and I think a WASP took a shot at me. Laser alerts sounded and I slowed down and double tapped the mute. Not sure if he was shooting my car or not. Is laser scatter common or would it have only activated if my car was being shot. Either way I cruised through with no problem.
 

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Zipping up the I-5 in Washington state and I think a WASP took a shot at me. Laser alerts sounded and I slowed down and double tapped the mute. Not sure if he was shooting my car or not. Is laser scatter common or would it have only activated if my car was being shot. Either way I cruised through with no problem.
Pretty sure that laser jammers pick up laser scatter 100X better
(estimate) than regular Radar detectors do, nevertheless getting hit with laser is a great thing because you know your shifters acknowledged the threat and reacted to the threat . Sweet!
 

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Yea that is the thing thats hard to tell on the escort system, it doesn't have the LED like ALP or any sort of change in tone when the system is not actively seeing incoming laser any more (helps you determine if it was just a blip of signal like scatter or a direct hit). The latch time on the alert is really long too so no way to really tell from the alert whether it's a direct hit or not. that said direct hit or not it kept you from getting a ticket either by catching scatter and letting you slow enough to not be targeted or you were the target and it jammed while you slowed. In the end it worked and prevented a ticket so call it a save.
 

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Got hit again going through Tacoma, WA by a WASP. Laser started alarming and I double tapped. He watched my car for a while as I think he was trying to measure my speed but could not. Pulled me over anyway for no front plate. Asked why I did not have one and I told him I was not aware of the requirement. Guess I will have to put one on the front, any suggestions on placement? I think he figured that is why he could not get a reading off of me. hehe.
 

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It only means you are double tapping way to late than supposed. Cut the time to 4 seconds or bellow and you wont be suspicious.
 

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