From Alabama To Houston Road trip
Hey everyone my family and I are going to head out to Houston this weekend for the 4th and I was wondering what kind of radar/laser I should be looking out for. Does anyone take this route alot and know some road traps i should beware of? Thanks in advance
I'll definitely let you guys know how it goes when i get back.
07-01-2008 09:25 PM # ADS
First off Alabama is doing another take back the Highways campaign but I don't know if any other states are going to join like last time.
Secondly, Alabama DOT has deployed laser on I-10 in Baldwin County and on I-20 in Tuscaloosa.
Also, Alabama DOT has started putting regular DOT vehicles (such as work trucks) in the middle of the road w/ State troopers in them using radar (usually KA band) to radio ahead to officers waiting on the side of the road, at on ramps, and places in the median. The 2nd officer will be the one to pull you over and that is legal here.
Also, ADOT has recently started using industrial style lifts on the side of the road with people shooting radar and using radios because it looks like construction equipment most people fly by.
I can't speak for the other states but use a rabbit while on I-10 to avoid laser and take any KA band hits deadly serious.
I would advise easing around traffic if traveling Friday or Sunday as there will be ALOT of LEO's on the road looking for retards flying by.
just my 2 cents.
Oh crap Alabama has laser now?! this is horrible lol thanks for the INFO i guess always use a rabbit
Good luck on your journey I just came back from an Austin - Northern Alabama - Nashville - Austin trip and was extremely impressed with my 9500i. I had 5 hard saves (included 2 laser), 12 other advanced warnings - I guess you could call saves given speed. I will post my experiences soon but watch out in Alabama they are rough and a good eye helped more than the detector. Needless to say I felt safe with the 9500i - something I could not say about the 8500. I would recommend a cheap CB with a decent antenna from the fact that it shaved several hours off my trip from accidents that shut down the freeway (1 in Arkansas and 1 in Texas). CB is not as effective as it once was though, very difficult to get bear reports.
haha wow he tried to pace u! dick move...but yea good thing u didnt get ne tickets
I would very careful about speeding during any major holiday event. The crackdowns and speed focused operations are brutal. However, ironically some of the best speeding times are during the actual event. Like the evening of the 4th when the police patrols get more focused around fair grounds and parks.
Project "BONES" Speed Lab:
Valentine One, Blinder M47 "All Front Configuration"
Pro97 Police Scanner
1 Saves / 3 Strikes as of 8/22/2009
Estimated saves in U.S. Dollars: $200
lol well its a win win...no cops or pick them up..just watch the i/o and laser esp and night and you will be good..scan the road ahead of u! and u maybe be able to brake for a second or 2 (hard) before the leo fires his laser..from personal experiences lol
x2, You couldn't swing a dead cat without hitting a LEO shooting either Ka or laser this weekend in my area. I even saw my first sheriff motorcycle cop shooting k/o Ka. He nailed someone approximately 10 seconds after pulling out of the driveway of our local substation.
Originally Posted by erickonphoenix