Just from hearing what other people have said I take it that I am already at an advantage for having time to slow down because my car is a 2002 blue dodge intrepid. The whole car is very flat and has no chrome or straight reflective surfaces on it. Also since it is blue it has a better chance of absorbing the laser beam.
I plan on putting somesort of plastic material in front of my liscense plate to make it less reflective to the beam or use some 3 m clear duct tape.
I as of now have my radar detector, a whistler 78 Se, right next to my rear view mirror on the left side...would it be smart of me to place it in the center bellow my mirror???