I was coming home yesterday from a looong day 474 miles round trip. Prior to my encounter the Old Girl saved me 5 times already that day so I am positive that she was in tip top shape. I have the lastest software which was updated last October.
I and met a trooper in the median facing me. I was doing around 88 and was talking on my bluetooth and the question from my customer had me thinking and not scanning the landscape as I normally do. When I finally spotted him I hammered the brakes and did a mini nose dive to take off some speed. The speed limit is 70 in WV and by the time I passed him I was around 75. He immediately pulled out but kept his distance. After a 1/2 mile or so he accellerated up to me and hit the cherries and berries. I then hit the signal and pulled over.
He was cordial and my V1 was stowed in the glove box by the time he approached the car. I told him I was trying to get home, etc, had a long day. He took my license and registration and brought it back to me. As he handed me the yellow paper he said, " This is a friendly reminder that the speed limit is 70mph. Take it easy." I Thanked him graciously and asked him how fast I was going and he replied, 83. On my warning ticket there is no 83 or number, only Speed with a circle around it.
A few minutes later after I pulled back onto the interstate she sniffed out a Ka band trooper lurking about 5 miles down the road. Another thing that was weird about the trooper as I was pulling out he jumped out and got an 18 wheeler that appeared to me to be speeding and again not a chirp.
What is going on here? My prediction is that he saw my nose dive and new that I was speeding and estimated my speed. He gave me a warning because he had no proof. This happened several months ago to a friend of mine when we were running the V1 and no chirp but the Trooper busted the median and hammered him good. Wrote the ticked for 99 but dropped it to 83. Still a ticket and no warning. If it was an instant on thats OK you got me but atleast I know that I was shot if the detector goes off.
Is there any chance that the troopers radar couldl slip by the V1 or could there be a new band that it is missing? All of the troopers I see in WV have 50% K band and 50% ka band. I have seen 2 guys with laser that I don't really like seeing. I know that I got a warning ticket but this is wearing me out I wanted to see what ideas or experiences you had.
I have 0 points on my license and work for a large company in sales so I need my license in good standing. Also I drive 50K plus miles per year and haven't been pulled over in 18 months.
Thanks and keep the shiny side up~