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    Default need help figuring out x50 alert i got today

    I was driving today, and a cop was driving towards me. About 250 feet away, I got a full blast K alert. Can he be doing instant on while driving?? (I did not get a pop alert).

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    Yup. I asked the same question a couple weeks ago. They can definitely do it.

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    Yes they can K and Ka it's the deadly anti
    radar detector maneuver

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    dudes...this sucks. If i was speeding, all I would have known is that I am going to get pulled over and get a ticket.

    Any suggestions or anything about how to get around this?? How does this NOT make radar detectors useless???? If all it takes is a flick of the switch at anytime...how do you fight this???

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    Quote Originally Posted by pemarsh
    dudes...this sucks. If i was speeding, all I would have known is that I am going to get pulled over and get a ticket.

    Any suggestions or anything about how to get around this?? How does this NOT make radar detectors useless???? If all it takes is a flick of the switch at anytime...how do you fight this???
    Thats why, if you are the leader of the pack, or are alone on an empty road, you better not be speeding. The best time to speed is when there are speeders up ahead of you that can tempt the cops into targeting them. (so you can detect instant On)

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    lordhamster you are faster than I am.
    Nothing you can do except always keep a speeding vehicle about 1/2 to 3/4 of a mile in front of you as your target.
    I have experienced the same thing but never fast enough to get pulled over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pemarsh
    Any suggestions or anything about how to get around this?? How does this NOT make radar detectors useless???? If all it takes is a flick of the switch at anytime...how do you fight this???
    It sounds like you saw the cop before the alert. If you're speeding and see a cop, slow down, don't wait for an alert from your detector. Watch for brake lights ahead of you, that can be a sign people are seeing a cop.

    Basically, if the cop is using instant-on, the hope is that you get an alert when he targets vehicles ahead of you and have enough time to slow down...

    Jim

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    You have to remember that RDs are only a temporary extension of your senses (hearing and seeing)and it's only going to speak when spoken to, and see what is allowed to be seen, but if it's dead in front of you, simple. You have to be paying attention and have situational awareness. And like 'lordhamster', 'jimbonzzz' and 'V1Dave' said, watch other traffic and slow down.

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    Happened to me a couple nights ago. Instant-on K band from an oncoming police car. Really grabs your attention fast.

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