Hi guys, I have some questions I hope one of you Radar Wizards can help me with.
First, I am painting up my motorcycle with Veil paint. My plan is to pain the headlight and the chrome "lower" wind deflectors, and maybe some of the chrome strips on the windshield. But what about that windshield. Isn't it also a major reflector? But on a car, you don't pain the windshield. Any experience with this?
Next, since I'm new to this stuff, perhaps you could check my thinking out on a few topics... just to make sure I'm on the right page:
- As I understand it, there are a couple of major things to watch out for... excluding picture-taking hot-spots, aircraft, and stuff like that.
On a Freeway with moderate to heavy traffic, a copy sitting back on an onramp might paint you up with a laser from your rear, but his radar unit would not be very effective because it would not distinguish between cars. And to really be effective, the cop would have to park alongside the freeway and accurately point a laser.
Another issue would be a cop following you. You could be painted up with a laser or a radar unit if he was close enough behind you, or if there were no other cars around to confuse the radar reading.
If I fold into the pack of cars, and keep alert to who is behind, beside or hiding behind moving trucks in front of me, I probably don't have to worry too much about radar on the freeway. Right?
The worst thing is (1) A laser trap set up alongside the road or, (2) Being caught alone on the road where either a laser or a radar unit can get a reading on me.
Strategy here is to stay out of the left hand lane. It's safer from a ticketing perspective to weave in an out of thicker traffic in the lanes to the right than it is to be all alone in the far left (e.g., commuter) lane where you are a sitting duck. You might get nabbed for weaving in an out of cars, but it will be more difficult for a cop to get any kind of laser/radar reading on you that could be used in court.
1. Stay out of the far left lane.
2. Stay in traffic... don't travel alone. If you are behind another car and hit a radar or a lidar trap, the chances are the cop will be lighting up the car in front of you, you will be alerted to the laser by your detector, and you can slam on the brakes.
I am painting my bike with Veil for the worst-case scenario. I guess the really worst case scenario is to come over a hill top or around a corner and have a squad car set up with an instant-on. But the second worst case would be a laser hit when you are all alone with no other cars around.
The idea then is that if you can slow down fast enough, the cop might come after you and give you a ticket anyway, but he won't have the lidar evidence to kill you with in court.
Any motorcycle guys out there have any other advice other than the "slow down" stuff?
Finally, Is it true that K-band and X-band alerts are less likely to be a cop? It seems like Ka band is the more important, but I might be wrong there.