This past weekend, I let my youthful exuberance overtake me . . . and three other cars . . . on a rural road. ops:
By the time I got around the third, I was, er, slightly above the speed limit. At which point I noted that the second of two cars that had crested a hill about 1/4 - 1/2 mile away was sporting some hardware on the roof. :shock:
I dropped the anchor immediately and was greeted by a full "You're screwed" alert from my V1. I kept decelerating, to something near the speed limit, and watched my mirror. No lights, no rapid U-turn, no big fine. Thank you, Jesus.
I promise to be better in the future. However, here's the question: I have to believe that I was in the "no forgiveness" zone when the V1 alerted. I recall reading, long ago and far away, that radar units would not lock in a speed reading of a rapidly decelerating car. Something about internal verification. I have to believe that modern radar units can react much more quickly and are not likely to be fooled by a nitwit like me decelerating rapidly.
So, here are the possibilities:
-The LEO took mercy on me (not likely, given my speed)
-The radar unit couldn't lock onto me, due to my rate of deceleration (Dunno???)
-The radar unit had to work for a few tenths of a second to sort out the speed of my car among the four approaching vehicles, giving me a little bit of a margin to bring myself back into compliance with the law (a guess).
-Radar unit operator error.
-I had an angel sitting on my shoulder.
Just curious. Anyone out there who can explain how I might have been fortunate enough to avoid getting nabbed?