How many SECONDS to be tagged by Laser
A question for the experts...... maybe!
If you are tagged by a
How much time do we have between first detection by RD, to getting a speed reading by a LEO?
Of course we can also have 2 scenarios each, one-with RD high on windshield, and two-with RD low on the windshield.
???do we have such data yet...
I think this is a practical question.
Re: How many SECONDS to be tagged by Laser
i THINK in my opinon.. lol, that if a leo shoots you with laser, you are fried no matter what cause he gets a reading literally in a second. right guys? but i have had an encounter with a laser and i slammed my brakes soooo hard, but i think he got the car next to me first so i got really lucky.
Originally Posted by mas6002mi
I believe that they advertise target acquisition in 1/3 second. If they have a hard time getting a speed reading for some reason, such as longer range, unstable targeting, or a difficult vehicle, then you might have a bit more time. But this is nothing to rely on for protection.
In one test, a vehicle was able to slow down to PSL after receiving an alert only when targeted by the Stalker LZ-1 and Laser Atlanta Stealth Mode.
As the Prof said it is about .3 seconds for the gun to acquire a reading. It takes longer if the leo is not shooting stable, your car is not reflective, and being farther away increases these effects. Unless you have a very small car and it is non reflective it is not a good idea to rely on your RD to save you from Lidar.
X2. LIDAR guns really can give pretty much instant speed readings most of the time but not every car is the same. sometimes it can take longer to get a lock but i would not rely on detection alone to save me because even when you get the alert its too late mostly
if laser is used in your area then you need a jammer, end of story :!:
Radar is the same pretty instantaneous... faster than you can react to let off the gas and apply the brake pedal.
Instantaneous, in fact, their acquisition lag is probably LESS than your detector's filtering lag, so you're likely screwed before the detector even goes off.
Depends on targeting range. If they target beyond acquisition distance, it will take some time to lock and that might be enough time for you to react, but if they tag you point-blank expect that to be instant too. Of course, if the cop mis-aims and sets off detectors on all the cars around him, odds are in your favor.
Bottom line is, it's not something to bank on.
um, I think you got laser and radar labeled in the oppisite spots lol..
Originally Posted by jdong
Let me just add that one of my vehicles was recently tested against laser and the laser had a tough time from over 500....Im telling you that some people could make out ok when there rd's screams laser, I know I do when im in that particular vehicle...
The more less reflective, the better you are..
Check out that one guys saturn on here, he took the healights out and no front plate, Its a wonder any laser gun can get a reading at all...
It depends on the distance, but to give you an idea here's a scale model of a laser sent from earth to the moon. Total time for this to happen, 1.2 seconds...
Just a hunch, but I'm guessing you and your hypothetical LIDAR unit are going to be considerably closer than that to each other.
Add in there a couple nano seconds at best for the LIDAR unit to process the information and you'll have your answer.
If you were looking for a more specific answer we would need to know the exact distance between you and the LIDAR unit being shot at you to calculate this. If you wanted to do your own math then use this as a rough calculation...
They tell you everything you'll need to know on how to calculate the time based on your given distance.