Should I use POP
I have the X50 and live in St. Louis, MO and I have no idea if cops use POP or not, anyone know?
There was a thread listing all the different types of radar used in the different states. I just spent an hour looking and searching for it but I can't find it. maybe someone else can link us to it.
Alabama - X, KA, K
Alaska - KA, K, Laser
Arizona - K, Ka, Laser, Photo Radar, Vascar
Arkansas - KA, K, pacing
California - KA, Pacing, K, Airborn VASCAR, Laser
Colorado - KA, Laser
Connecticut - Laser, Pace Method (unmarked cars), POP, K
Delaware- Laser, Ka, X
Florida - Laser, KA, K, Airborn VASCAR, POP
Georgia - Laser, K, Ka,
Idaho - Laser, Ka, POP, pacing, VASCAR
Illinois - KA, K, Airborn Vascar, Laser, X
Indiana - K, X, POP, KA, VASCAR
Indiana/Ohio border - Pace Method/Laser/Vascar (unmarked cars)
Iowa - Ka, K, Laser, VASCAR
Kansas - KA, VASCAR(rare)
Kentucky - Laser, KA, K, X
Louisiana - K, KA, X, Laser
Maine - KA, K, Laser
Maryland - K, KA, Laser, X, Pace with unmarked cruisers, ground VASCAR
Massachusettes - X, K, Laser, KA
Michigan - K, KA, Laser, X, POP
Minneasota - K, KA, Pace method, Laser, VASCAR
Mississippi-K, X, Laser, Ka, POP
Missouri - Laser, K and Ka, airborne vascar, X
Nevada - POP, Ka
New Jersey - X, K, Laser, KA, Unmarked cars
New Hampshire- Ka, K, Laser, Airborn VASCAR
New York - KA, K, Laser, Airborn VASCAR, POP, unmarked, X
North Carolina - KA, K, X, LASER, VASCAR
North Dakota - K, KA
Ohio - Laser, KA, K, X, POP
Oklahoma - X, K, KA, Laser
Oregon - KA, K, VASCAR, X, Laser
Pennsylvania - stationery instant-on K, VASCAR
Rhode Island- Ka, Laser
South Carolina - K, Ka, and Laser
South Dakota - K, KA
Tennessee - Laser, KA, K
Texas - KA, K, POP, X, Laser
Utah - KA, K, Laser
Virginia - K, KA, Laser, Airborn VASCAR, Pacing
Vermont - Laser, K, Ka
Washington - Laser, K, Ka, POP, Airborn VASCAR, X
West Virginia - Ka, K
Wisconsin - Laser, K, VASCAR, Ka, POP
Thanks for posting that holein1.
I noticed that for Missouri lists laser as being the most common. I seriously take issue. I've been hit by laser no more than 1/2 dozen times in the last 13 + years. I would think only municipalities in Kansas City and St. Louis would have the resources to buy laser, but I haven't ever driven in Kansas City, maybe that's where the laser is concentrated. If so, I seriously doubt that laser is anywhere else in the state. I've driven over much of the rest of the state though and St. Louis is the only place I've been hit with Laser. I've been with escort since 2001 and whistler for many years before that.
I agree that K is probably ahead of Ka by about 2 to 1, but I don't know how many of the K alerts I get might by false alarms.
In St. Louis, Airborn VASCAR isn't used anymore from what I can determine. Again maybe it's still used in Kansas City, but I doubt anywhere else. Up until the early 90's airborn vascar was used where as many as 20 cop cars would be lined up in wait on the on ramps, but for some reason, by the mid 90's speed traps went way down (by late 90's non existant) as well as you don't see cops on the highways in St. Louis. I'm a courier since 1989 and I can go months without seeing a cop on the highway. In St. Louis, look at my RD as more for off highway really. Go next door to St. Charles County, the cops will get you on the highways if you aren't careful.
Thanks for posting the list.
so there it is. I was looking in the wrong forums. :roll:
keep pop off on the x50...it has horrible falsing issues
Your chances of getting struck by lightning 2 times in a row are better then you getting hit with POP and the detector actually saving you because you had POP on. Turn it off
i have had my x50 for about 15 months and have been saved with the pop mode on twice the first time it was me and a car behind me on the road and the second time i was by my self(i believe)
Thanks everyone. I'll leave it off.