I had to laugh when this happened. I was driving down I-10 West from Milton to Pensacola. I have a green Lexus SUV in front of me. I am pacing this SUV going 80. All of the sudden the SUV hits its brakes, a couple of seconds after the STI-R alerts to 34.7 ka band. I slow down, and the Trooper passes.
At this point, there is only one explanation. This guy had a radar detector. I was curious about which detector he had. I change lanes and speed up, listening to my 4 cylinders of furry as I eagerly approach the passenger side window. This is what I see: I see a cheap Cobra with the radar sensor pointing down at his dash. I laughed when I saw it and continued to pass him.
Honestly, this isn't too surprising, but it reinforces my theory, additional sensitivity will only be shown in certain encounters. If both of our detectors alerted around the same time there are two explanations:
1. The SUV blocked my STI-R's line of sight.
2. It was physically impossible for any detector to see radar at any further distance than what we encountered.
I thought this was one of my more interesting encounters and I thought I'd share.