For the first time since I have owned a RD I encountered IO KA here in Southern Cali :!: I got a low warning (about 2-3 lights) on KA and slow I slowed to 5 MPH under the PSL to be safe and then nothing. A few seconds later I got a bit higher level on the V1 ( about 4-5 lights) then nothing again. Long story short the CHP was coming behind me. Eventually he got smack behind me and every few seconds boom all 8 would light up. Then he would go off.
I could see the dash mounted unit in his car and whenever opposing traffic would come by he would turn it on. So for about 2 miles I would flash my high beams at people to warn them it was still dark somewhat so I could see the flash on signs so I used normal lights but turned them on and off. Then the road opened to two lanes I in the right and he in the left. More than happy to pass me.
So I followed him for another 5 miles keeping my distance and he repeated the strategy Eventually some idiot in a brand new mustang coming the opposite direction ( 3 lane highway now) and he turned his lights on and made a sharp U turn when it was available and went after him.
I estimated the mustang to be going at least 90 or over because it was like a quick glimpse compared to the other cars. So I then went home, but I was in shock! :shock: I had never seen the CHP use IO like this. It could have been a constant on gun but he was turning it off and on to simulate IO. He noticed my RD and kept it off until he passed me at the two lane road. It was freaky because now I have to be extra extra careful.
All those that have to deal with this (IO) on a daily basis I feel for you guys. It is hard and almost unbeatable. Going the PSL is the only way to beat it So that is my experience today.
All I can say is WOW WOW WOW and I am in shock shock :shock: :shock: