I was on a long distance trip today and saw several cops. My radar detector would go off periodically when I saw them coming.
However, one state trooper who was headed towards me turned around and pulled me. My detector did not alert me whatsoever. I asked the officer how he clocked me and he said radar. I accepted the ticket and went on my way. A few miles down the road I passed another cop and radar went off. I passed some grocery stores and it went off. An hour later I passed one of those stationary "This is Your Speed" signs with radar and big red LED readout on it. My radar went off.
I have POP, instant on, and all the standard features turned off at the factory turned on. I get POP alerts once or twice a week.
I called Escort when I got home and am sending the unit in for diagnostics/service to make sure it is functioning properly.
I'm honestly thinking this state trooper eyeballed me and gave me a ticket without using his radar. I was in the left lane and wasn't speeding that I know of. He gave me a nice ticket for 15 over.
Any suggestions? If it comes back from Escort with a thumbs up, can I file a complaint against this trooper? Maybe he has a record of complaints doing this. Should I just have my lawyer bring it up in court or just get me out of it? I'm really pissed off b/c I rely on my detector to tell me when I'm being clocked and it literally did NOTHING, no lights, no beeps, nothing. GPS filter was turned on, but I have never filtered that location before as it was a special trip I have not traveled before.
Any help is appreciated. I'm beginning to really despise the police. Instead of getting rapists and murderers off the streets they harass normal citizens driving 10 over the posted speed limit on a freaking HIGHWAY.