Hello all I am new here-but i have had detectors since the 80s and have been an avid us against the radar scene since I started driving in 85. I recently, with a remote location job, have been traveling PA turnpike between New Stanton and Breezewood down 70 to Baltimore about 200 miles.
I have a Bel 955 that I like and using the logical techniques for running superlegal speeds have been able to travel this run quite a bit (weekly) for about 3 years. I was using an older detector and few "close calls" prompted me to invest in the Bel 955 after being saved by no alerts amd looking for brake lights and slowing in the usual places the POs sit along the route.
Now it seems I always find a rabbit-but lately early in the morning I use distance visual to ensure someone is always in site ahead of me to set off any IO. Rabbits are scarce early.
Well the other day I found myself rabbit less and naked with no traffic ahead but I was late and had to be in B'more by 8:30 AM. I was down the mountain (other side of the tunnels) Breezewood side and decided to slow from 85-88 to around 80 just in case. I passed under overpass and RIGHT THERE out of the line of sight was the trooper...I was at (82 mph) the 955 went BAAAAAAAAA right as I saw him BUT he was there windows closed ideling. I had to be only about 100 feet from him. Nothing out the window but I did see the side radar unit. I jambed the brakes (too late) and saw his brake lights come on.
I said oh well its been a good run 15 years and no tickets traveling as much as I do I guess I messed up. He never came after me. Nothing????
Was it leakage from his unit that I picked up? What gives? I lost abit of confidence in the 955 if indeed he hit me with IO that's one thing but I for some reason think he was napping and I woke him up...he had to see me coming it was dark and I had lights on. Usually the PA turnpike boys set up a K or KA and sit there and reel you in...plenty of time to slow.
Soooo, what is everyone's opinion of what MIGHT have happened. Did he get an inaccurate IO? Was it leakage? Anything I am missing anything?
Running at 82 I would assume he would have wanted that revenue?