Hi, I am new to this forum.
I have been driving in the Chicagoland area for over a year and Iíve been really lucky all that time not to get caught for speeding, because I usually go 20-30 over, whatever the limit is. 8)
Until two weeks ago when a cop from the Kildeer police got me. Fortunately, he clocked me at 61 after I had slowed down from 85 in a 45mph speed limit.
I was really angry I didnít see him a bit earlier. I decided to do smth about it and searched the net. I found Radar Royís Radarbusters.com and I immediately ordered the RX65.
From my 2 week experience with it, I can just say it works great for me.
Most of my driving is on the highway, 30 miles to work and 30 back, so I donít really get X band alerts from Automatic doors. Usually the RD warns me early enough to slow down, before I even see the cop.
Lately I noticed cops got pretty tricky. :?
I was driving on I-90 and got a short Ka alert, so I slowed down and I was wondering where the cop was. I thought he was somewhere behind me and the waves got reflected or maybe in the opposite direction. After 2-3 miles suddenly I got POP from behind and the cop was driving like crazy (at least 100mph) in the leftmost lane. He was keeping his radar off and just POPed to check if I was speeding. Iíve seen them 3 or more times (since I got the RD) just driving with radar OFF and POPing someone.
Anyway, itís still nice most of them drive with constant-on K or Ka.
:?: A week ago I got Ku band, like 5 on the 9 scale, then I saw a police car, but still I canít be sure where it came from, might be false.
The other tricky thing I donít really like is unmarked police cars. Mostly Ford Crown Victoria.
:!: :!: :!: Some info for the Illinois drivers: Here in Chicago and surroundings Iíve seen with my eyes:
Chevy: black Camaro, white Impala, blue Cavalier and blue Monte Carlo.
All of them were with the Illinois regular license plates and TINTed windows. Iíd say pretty well tinted, you wonít even recognize the POLICE uniform inside.
A few times I witnessed speedtraps on I-355. White unmarked Ford CV standing perpendicular with a cop shooting laser and 4 police cars waiting.
And something funny. Once I saw a cop sleeping in his patrol car with his legs on the dashboard, hahahaha. Other times they read newspapers, do paperwork or enjoy delicious doughnuts.
Anyone else with interesting RX65 experience???