I got hit by RADAR this morning and got pulled and to my surprise the cop was able to get my speed despite the delivery truck in front of him. Luckily he let me off with a warning despite my RADAR detector. I was going 13 over and he said he would probably have not pulled me over had my speed not dropped 5 MPH the instant he hit his RADAR.
I always thought that RADAR needed to be locked on to an isolated target with a clear shot in order to get a reading but obviously I'm wrong. The drawing is not proportional. I was a good 500 feet from him when he hit the RADAR.
Why did the large delivery truck in front of him not obstruct the RADAR and why did he not get the truck's speed instead of mine? Even if he had the RADAR antenna pointed toward my lane the truck still had to be somewhat in the path of the RADAR.
Can someone explain?