I just read of some users of 9500IX not alerting to SPEEDTRAPs until around 1000 ft. or so. Well guess what, the SC55 does the same thing. I just started using mine today and was testing some locations that I marked as SPEEDTRAP. When I returned to these areas, I only received 1200 ft. warning at 60+ MPH, not the 1 mile that the manual stated. 1200 ft. is useless for a speed trap. I contacted Escort and they said they never heard of it happening with the SC55 and it might just be an anomaly or misprint in the manual. They said they will check it out with a tech and Email me back.