I live in Louisiana where we have no front license plates.
A couple of other posts got me thinking.
Based on this picture showing the diameters of the LIDAR beam at 1000 and 500 feet it looks like you'd detect a center shot (aimed at front plate) at 1000' pretty reliably with the detector centered and low. Assuming your car is dark and you're veiled you should be able to slow down in time in most cases.
However a headlight shot at 1000' could miss the detector and would be more likely to go undetected.
So, my question is would the officer immediately target the headlight if he saw no front plate or do they only target the light if their having problems getting a speed reading?
Would Louisiana officers be more likely to take the headlight shot right off the bat because most vehicles don't have a retroflective front plate?
Should I put a front, non-retroflective "vanity" plate on Veiled and angled up or down to give the officer a target and encourage a center shot?