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  1. #1
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    Default New Pop experience

    I was on my way home from work traveling down Sunrise Hwy in suffolk county NY, and all of a sudden I get a POP alert. I travel the same way everyday and haven't had one yet. I slow down a little to 63 ( the average flow of traffic is 68-75) and look around. Coming up on the right lane is a super clean metalic gray crown vic with tinted windows. I have my sunglasses on so I can look without being too obvious and what do I see? Red and blue lights on the dashboard. The car passes and through his rear window I see red and blue lights above the third brake light. I'm pretty sure it's one of suffolk county's new unmarked hwy patrol cars. I may be wrong, but isn't red and blue lights together exclusive to police? Unless this is another coincidence with the pop alert. I've been having quite a few coincidences. The most creative unmarked car that i've seen(with someone pulled over) was a totally tinted out black crown vic with FOR SALE signs on it. While I think it's just a little bit sneaky, I have to give the officer credit for creativity. So i'm thinking that suffolk cops are using pop while moving, or my detector is defective......

    Does anyone know what Suffolk County Hwy Patrol uses for speed measurement? I know they use laser as I have seen it many many times, but what else?

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    Suffolk HWY Patrol uses Ka, K and Laser i haven't heard of them buying any POP guns...Also the suffolk PD are not out to give tickets everyday they only give them to those that deserve them in my opinion...I hardly see any speed traps by Suffolk PD i saw one once

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    AFAIK POP has to be used in a stationary mode; I don't think it works when the cruiser is in motion. So if you get a POP alert and see a cruiser in traffic, it wasn't actually POP.
    If I'm passing you on the right, YOU are in the wrong lane!

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    ^Except Long Island does not have POP and they never turn their radar on they just sit in traffic and wait for some one to blow by.....LI especial Suffolk isn't a big ticket area

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    Quote Originally Posted by kpatz
    AFAIK POP has to be used in a stationary mode; I don't think it works when the cruiser is in motion. So if you get a POP alert and see a cruiser in traffic, it wasn't actually POP.
    Not necessarily the case, see my post in this thread on moving POP:
    http://www.radardetector.net/Pop-question-4047t.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyVOLVOrob
    Suffolk HWY Patrol uses Ka, K and Laser i haven't heard of them buying any POP guns...Also the suffolk PD are not out to give tickets everyday they only give them to those that deserve them in my opinion...I hardly see any speed traps by Suffolk PD i saw one once

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    Its this same way where I live as there does not seem to be many speed traps around here but please don't get me wrong there are some and I ran into one a few days ago and it was a under cover cop car using radar no joke.

 

 

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