So I was running late to work this morning traveling 59 northbound and HPD was definitely trying to generate some income.
Around 8:18am traveling northbound, saw 2 marked HPD Crown Vics with customers southbound and saw 2 unmarked HPD Crown Vics shooting constant Ka in the shoulder of 59 south. This was along 59 south between Bissonnet to Hillcroft.
Past downtown going 59 northbound past the I-10 exit, saw a marked HPD Crown Vic with a customer on the shoulder.
I continue on thinking that the worst is over as I gain some speed. I was going about 72-75mph when all of sudden I get a laser alert as the road curves where 59 meets 610 again before Crosstimbers. I'm skeptical so I figure it's a real alert as I see nothing to set off a false. As I crest up the hill, I see an unmarked Dodge Charger is shooting laser in the meeting where oncoming 610 traffic can merge on to 59 north. By the time I saw him I was able to switch lanes and slow down to about 65. He cop slowly creeps his way onto the highway and ends up pulling over a truck that was behind me that I didn't believe to be going any faster than 75.
I was thinking about when I got the inital alert and how much distance there was before I saw the LEO and I have to saw it was at most 0.2 miles. I actually got the alert right as the road was curving and I was making my way up the part where the highway inclines up.
I definitely felt like I would have been pulled over had it not have been for the V1's excellent laser sensitivity as I'm thankful to have picked up some scatter before I saw the LEO. What's even more impressive is it alerted laser before the curve and the incline!
However, I will be sending my 3.813 in for a tuneup as it did poorly in the picking up the LEOs that were shooting constant Ka band earlier than morning. I got a 0.1 mile warning with the front antenna and the signal strength went up to 4 LEDs as I was passing them. It wasn't until after I passed them that the rear antenna alerted with full strength LEDs and continued to alert about 0.4 miles after I had passed them.
Regardless, V1 definitely saved me from my first ticket!