Did another 240 mile trip to and from Las Vegas, NM today. I always get at LEAST 4 good encounters/saves on this trip. NMSP enforces the hell out of those highways and they are the poster children for PSL's set too low. I'm talking flat as hell for miles, wide, hardly any traffic, and PSL is only 65 in 90% of the areas (wtf right?).
Anyways heading back on I-40 eastbound I get a K band alert. About 2 miles ahead is an overpass, PSL is 75 (I-40 is the only part of my trip where it isn't 65) and it's the "safety corridor" (speeding fines doubled). Before I even get close I can see the white cruiser parked on top of the overpass. As I come closer my 9500ix screams LASER for the first time and I pass under the LEO shooting above me to find 3 cruisers parked on the right side of the road ready to pounce. Lucky for me one of them kept his K band radar C/O, and I know to slow at overpasses until I get jammers installed.
I can't believe how people can be hit by these overpass traps. The car and/or LEO shooting up top is so visible from outside the laser's range it's hard to see how anyone paying attention to driving could get caught. Another thing, with my 9500ix mounted high center windshield and being in a truck, how the hell did I even get an alert? Did this guy just paint the front of my hood? Anyways, somehow the laser hit felt a bit more personal than a radar hit does. Maybe it was because it was my first one, or maybe it was because I could actually make eye contact with the LEO shooting me as I passed under. In any case, I didn't like it, and am even more anxious now to get my jammers.