I went from Rochester to Albany yesterday and saw ten Troopers, most of which running lidar in the middle. One was on the side of the road running lidar from a rest area. On the way back to Rochester then at night, similar experiences, just more radar.
It was crazy. I have never seen anything like this. That same trip, I will usually see two speed traps, if that, but 10!!??
I figured it would be a quiet day so I didn't bring my camera. I was sure wrong!
No clue why there were so many out there, other than the fact it was almost 60 degrees (not like they're doing those numbers in the summer)... I wonder if they had some competition or something between barracks.
I wasn't pulled over, so I was happy. Most of the time, I saw the Trooper first, then seconds later, I was hit with laser and my V1 went screaming. A lot of times they were selective and only shot fast movers. For all the laser traps, I saw them first and had just enough time to slow down. At night, I got scatter, so my V1 was going nuts when everyone in front of me was being shot. I didn't see any instant on radar, only constant on Ka, and I picked them up with enough distance.
Funny how a Mercedes E class with an X50 blew by me, and my V1 was alerting with one dot. Then when he was about a mile ahead of me, he slammed on his breaks, only to find a Trooper in the median up ahead. I guess my V1 had a lot better range.