Was doing ~68-70mph in a 55mph zone on US-2 a highway that is major use here. The stretch I was in I knew better than to be doing that kind of speed in that area of US-2, as I personally know that it is HIGHLY enforced!
I had just gotten my wheel bearings fixed before this road trip, so it was easy for me to not realize just how fast I was going and look down and go Jeez slow down, you know?
Well, I get in this stretch of 2 where I have seen you name it, County, State, even YES City pd shooting LIDAR! Yet I'm hauling along at as I said ~68 mph in a posted 55 zone.
I all the sudden over my music that i'm listening to while in my trance looking in my mirror saying my goodbye's to the city I had just traveled to visit.
I then thought, "Man I could swear I hear STi Driver alerting Ka Band?
I look up at my detector on the visor mount and go, "OH SH**! I look up and there he is shooting me from a suburban with Ka band. I looked totally baffled at the STi wondering why didn't it go off? Then I realized what "I" had done. I had turned the volume down, so as not to annoy me in town, as there is alot of K band falsing there. This wasn't a good time for low volume, as I had my radio up, windows down, just very bad move on my part. I might as well, have just turned it off.
I looked up to watch the trooper in his suburban Slam his brakes just as I had two seconds prior.
I began thinking, "Oh Sh**." This isn't going to be good, as I currently am lapsed on my insurance, and am making a payment this upcoming week. I then began to think i'm toast man. There's no way that guy isn't turing around. I knew with all the knowledge I have of radar, that he owned me long before I knew. It was way too late.
He slamed the breaks slowed down as if he was going to swing it through the ditch, or median if there was one. Luckily for me there wasn't. He then decided to continue on his marry way. Thank the graces of the Man upstairs. This is by far the closest call i've ever had yet.
It wasn't the detector's fault it was hole heartedly mine. Although, I can tell you this, I may never turn down my volume again. I realized that we are just too busy in everyday life to remember something like that sometimes.
Just glad I slamed my brakes atleast at some point, because as I said; "I know better through there then to do those kinds of speeds, it's simply asking for a ticket, it's just one of those spots."
All I can think is this. We all know he got a fast reading, it seems like you always do with radar since it's moving at "C" which is the Speed of Light. In the end beating radio waves is impossible, with attempting a mere reaction to ever be fast enough. It just won't happen.
This is the confusing part though. When I passed a Your Speed Sign on the Machinaw Bridge, it simply stayed blank untill ~5-10ft from the sign, even though my STi Driver was pegged all the way over on the remote display? Yet when a driver to my front passed it owned his car and the car behind him at atleast 500ft?
Could this have also happened to his Radar gun as well?
Did he possibly not get a reading right away, and then get half of my speed, you know with some of it cut down from me hitting my brakes, and perhaps thats why he didn't decide it was totally worth turning around through the ditch?
All I had on was Laser Interceptors? That shouldn't interfere with a Radar Gun. They are two totally different things? Is it perhaps just the curved shape of my Satty? Perhaps paint, or color? I'm highly confused. Me and NMA plan to check this out together, as he is astonished as well at it. I myself am baffled, and quite befogged? This is not the only Your Speed Sign it does this to either? It does it to the one on the other side of the bridge as well. Which also has no problem detecting other drivers speeds.
Confused for once in my life. All I can think is something i'm running has to be interfering, or possibly maybe it's just the shape of my car, other than that i'm at a loss. JIM! HELP!