Should this be in real world experiences?
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I was traveling on a 1 lane road today coming home from school and when it split into 2 lanes, I got into the left lane to start passing people and started to accelerate. The speed limit is 35 here. Most people were going 40 but I was passing going about 50ish. I got a blip of K on my 995 and I have never gotten a K blip here before so I started to lightly apply the brakes.
The signal started to ramp up fairly quickly so I put more pressure on brakes to match it. At about 3 bars it leveled and I saw a LEO in oncoming. When he saw me (my nose was dipping a little because I was sort of hard on the breaks) I got a full blast of K. Shortly after this burst my 995 fell silent.
After smiling to myself because I was so happy that I avoided another ticket, I glanced in my RVM to see the LEO was pulling a U-turn and accelerating to catch up to me......
I stayed in my lane and kept my head facing straight (sun glasses). From my perspective it looked as the officer was opening his toughbook so I breathed a sigh of relief. My driving record is spotless, insurance is valid, have valid tags, no vehicle code violations, and my moms record which the car is registered to is also clean.
As I pull up to the intersection in the left lane still the LEO seems preoccupied with his toughbook so I continue to glance at the light to see when it would change. As soon as the light changed I was on the gas and through the intersection before the LEO even looked up.
I changed lanes into the right to turn with a proper signal. Someone who in the left lane at the intersection I was just at came up behind me so the LEO could no longer follow directly behind me or see me. A strange thing happened here I got a 2 bar strength blip of K then about halfway of KA (cobra maybe?). I chalked it up to the 995 possible having weak rear detection.
When I completed the turn I looked in the RVM I saw quite a bit of traffic had built up and the view was obstructed so I sped up to make the light and get away from the LEO. I made it through the next intersection with no LEO in sight. Being the only one from that pack through the light, I had assumed that I was in the clear and continued on my merry way.
Again on another road where the speed limit is 35 (it was 55 2 years ago, I've always wondered if they were allowed to lower it like this) I was going about 50 when I got a one bar blip of K. I was confused because there should be no way the LEO caught up to me without flipping on his red and blues.
As i started to down a slight slope the signal gradually made its way up to slightly below the halfway mark. When I stopped at the light I saw no one in my RVM and
no LEOs at the intersection. I proceeded with a right turn and started up a huge hill that runs over a train tunnel and the signal started to fade fairly quickly to one bar.
Remembering how LEOs ran heavy radar here when it was under construction I stayed at the speed limit but was still skeptical that the LEO could be picked up from this far away. Sure enough as I crest this hill the signal immediately ramps up and I see a LEO from the town I just now entered into off on a dirt road running C/O. So in my 15 minute drive home my RD saved me from 2 tickets which with this one day it has payed for itself probably about the 4th time over.
TLDR: 995 saved me from a sure ticket twice from two different towns LEOs in one 15 minute drive. My 995 might have weak rear detection but it has been well worth the money.
Anyway I was wondering if the 995 does have weak rear detection (like if the signal is lets say 5 bars in front it is 2 maybe 3 from the rear)?
Also where the KA could have come from?
I think it was cobras because us high schoolers were driving and most own cobras sadly.(It works cause when it goes off i see a LEO )
I will consider adding google map locations of stuff mainly the second LEO encounter if I get around to it.