I live in the Puyallup, WA area (actually, Sumner) and drive to Olympia every day. This hour-plus commute affords a great view of everyday changing LEA conditions...I get to see them as they put new unmarked cars into play and where they hide out all along the route (hwy 512 to Interstate 5 to Olympia).
I got a great scare a while ago when my detector screeched out the Laser! warning, but I utterly could NOT see the cop as I was slamming on my brakes and watching the traffic behind me...
As I went under an overpass, I finally saw him, leaning out his window, ON THE OVERPASS ITSELF!! He was tagging cars going past him under the bridge, and then, sure enough, around the next corner were several cops and several victims. Luckily I was not one of them.
Now my question: how accurate can this method be? I thought it had to be hitting a metal reflective surface such as the headlights? All I can think was that since he was only about 30 feet away from the cars, it wouldn't matter WHERE he tagged them with the laser...think that's true?