On Wednesday I had to make a business-related trip in my personal car down I-49, the "Interstate" that connects Shreveport to Lafayette. My hometown is just off this road so I know where all the well-worn traps are. The LEO's usually aren't very creative. Well, on my way back up, there's a section of the interstate that traverses an old lake bottom and floodplain. As soon as I came out of the hills, I got a sporadic Ka blip on the 955. I was in heavy traffic so I figured it was just a Cobra. This continued halfway across the lake bottom (a distance of at least two miles). Well, as I approached an exit, it began to pick up in intensity. Sure enough, on the other side, facing my direction of travel, not my direction (mimicking the misunderstood GOL test) was a state trooper running C/O Ka. WOW! Nice! I can't believe I picked up those bounces from that far off. Good thing, as I was cruising at 80-82 in a 70 mph.
Anyway, next save was this morning. On my usual route there's a well-known speed trap in Bossier City on I-49. Sadly, since I got back into detectors I've only hit it once. Well, this morning, sure enough, from about a mile off, I began getting a strong Ka signal. On the other side of an exit, hiding in the pampas grass, was another state LEO running C/O Ka aimed across the interstate. I got the warning in plenty of time to leisurely drop from 75 to 60 mph (limit is 60 mph). Someone right behind me wasn't lucky and about 1 mile later, I saw those dreaded blue lights coming up behind me. In the back of my mind, I always wonder "did I slow down in time?" even though I know I did. Sure enough, the LEO got out of my lane and pulled behind the doofus still intent on speeding around me.
I'd say my NIB fleabay bargain has turned out to be quite a nice investment indeed.