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No saves here as I was at PSL both times.

First up, R7 alerting to laser at a decent distance. Detector is on a BlendMount too! LEO is hard to see, but you'll hear me point out where he is right before the video freezes.

















Second, was just about home and got hit with some I/O. K band 24.133. If you look ahead right when the video starts, you can see the LEOs headlights reflecting off the guardrail in the distance. That was my first indication to be alert due to what time it was and it's usually only LEOs on the road at this time around where I live.

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My phone struggled with both of these videos for some reason. I wonder, if one hit by laser at that kind of distance and he keeps tracking, if slowly letting off and not panicking would sand you from a ticket? If you hid your counter measures and claimed you realized you were speeding and brought it down not knowing you were being observed, you just might get lucky. I’m fairly confident tactic saved me on a radar hit many years ago. I was +20 or so coming into town when he zapped form the darkness. He kept observing and I kept slowing until I was at PSL about the time I went past him. He never started after me. Had I panicked, I’m sure he would have talked to me at minimum.

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My phone struggled with both of these videos for some reason. I wonder, if one hit by laser at that kind of distance and he keeps tracking, if slowly letting off and not panicking would sand you from a ticket? If you hid your counter measures and claimed you realized you were speeding and brought it down not knowing you were being observed, you just might get lucky. I’m fairly confident tactic saved me on a radar hit many years ago. I was +20 or so coming into town when he zapped form the darkness. He kept observing and I kept slowing until I was at PSL about the time I went past him. He never started after me. Had I panicked, I’m sure he would have talked to me at minimum.

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Hmm, not sure why you had trouble with the videos, sorry about that. I think it all depends on the LEO and what their threshold is. If they feel like lighting you up at that moment, they won’t hesitate. Admitting to speeding is definitely the last thing I would do and I wouldn’t want to reach for and hide my CMs as one jolt of the wheel might land me out of my vehicle walking the white line. In your example, I think luck was just on your side that day
 

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Oh it was definitely on my side. No doubt about that. I thought I was a goner for sure.

Usually in the dark, I’ve had time to hide my detector without any drastic measures. I had gone though the routine several times in my teen and early 20’s years. I even had my cigarette lighter plugged in by the time they were close enough to light me up. I’ve been told by many of my LEO friends that if they see a detector, they consider you’ve had your warning and it’s ticket time. That’s why I try to run as stealth as possible. At night, I’m always on dark mode with the dimmest settings for an alert, and I try to have it in an inconspicuous place during the day.

Also, back in the day, it seemed detectors were a lot more common and so was instant on. Lots of my friends had them and even my dad and non-speeding uncle had them. It seems they are a lot more rare now and instant in hits as well. I’d rather the LEOs not know how many are out there—nor get satisfaction from beating them or confirmation that they did.
 
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One of the reasons I keep speeding to a minimum in the dark, eyes are just as important as CM.

On the topic of whether a officer would pull you over if you jammed the brakes or nonchalantly decreased your speed is like a 50/50 depending on their mentality. Often when you jam the brakes they take that as an admission of speeding (maybe intentionally) whereas when your speed drifts it may be something else. The peace officer that pulls people over near where I live follows that line of thinking. Even asks "why did your brake lights illuminate when no-one is around you?"

On busy roads they go for pulling over maximum revenue or high score speeders I find though.
 

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Just tell them your brakes illuminated because you saw the reflection of a moving animal eye to the side of the road.
 

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Thanks for sharing!
 

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First one looks like Route 2 in CT. If you want to get hit by laser, Rt 2 and I 84 in CT at night is almost a 100% guarantee for lidar hits. The CT staties usually have Truspeed S and Truspeed. Surprised the R7 picked it up. Was the second video also in CT? I rarely see radar in CT, I/O is even more rare. The state troopers usually run 100% laser, some do C/O K band. I'm assuming the I/O K band was either a town cop or Mass/ Rhode Island police?
 

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First one looks like Route 2 in CT. If you want to get hit by laser, Rt 2 and I 84 in CT at night is almost a 100% guarantee for lidar hits. The CT staties usually have Truspeed S and Truspeed. Surprised the R7 picked it up. Was the second video also in CT? I rarely see radar in CT, I/O is even more rare. The state troopers usually run 100% laser, some do C/O K band. I'm assuming the I/O K band was either a town cop or Mass/ Rhode Island police?
Yeah I think it was Route 2. I was headed for BDL airport for the first time, so just following the GPS and not really paying attention to road names and such. I was surprised as well. I know from reading here that CT uses a lot of laser, so that’s why I was keeping it at PSL. I don’t have LJs, so didn’t want to risk it. The K band hit was in RI from a town cop.
 

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Nice laser detection, @mattguy10, simultaneously with Waze, as far as I can hear. Very unlike the common opinion. Is your radar detector's position low behind the windshield? I prefer to keep mine low to the dashboard. A couple of laser false alerts so far but nothing much irritating on a long run. Half of them have something to do with my mobile phone, they are not getting along well lol

Second video was a nasty situation with no traffic ahead. Good for you that you wasn't speeding in the dark. That's why we and our experience are the last defense for ourselves and thank you for your highly adequate demonstration. A radar detector is just a protection tool against stupid limitations but against the stupidity... well that's another story.
 

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Nice laser detection, @mattguy10, simultaneously with Waze, as far as I can hear. Very unlike the common opinion. Is your radar detector's position low behind the windshield? I prefer to keep mine low to the dashboard. A couple of laser false alerts so far but nothing much irritating on a long run. Half of them have something to do with my mobile phone, they are not getting along well lol

Second video was a nasty situation with no traffic ahead. Good for you that you wasn't speeding in the dark. That's why we and our experience are the last defense for ourselves and thank you for your highly adequate demonstration. A radar detector is just a protection tool against stupid limitations but against the stupidity... well that's another story.
My R7 is hanging from the RVM on a BlendMount. When I had the R3, it would false to my iPhone X, but only if the phone was directly below the R3. This isn’t the case with the R7 which is nice because it allows me to vent mount my phone below it where I prefer to have it.

Yes when you’re the rabbit, as tempting as speeding is, not getting a ticket is much better! I don’t always follow my own advice though
 

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Wow, that's even more impressive if your R7 could detect laser from such a high position! Congrats!

I don’t always follow my own advice though
Well, I would lie if I say that I don't provoke myself some times. :p But never give myself to the temptation without rabbits if I don't have a clear visible road ahead with waze, my detector and everything. Even my wife when she's riding next to me because women have some sixth sense. It's true :LOL:
 

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