Question to you guys, in your encounters with I/O radar, what would you say is the percentage of the time that the LEO is facing oncoming traffic and triggering radar versus I/O'ing traffic from the rear as it passes?
Reason I ask is that I had an encounter yesterday with a TN state trooper outside of Nashville. It was nasty/rainy/misty, so I really wasn't expecting to see any LEO's. I was traveling south and had a rabbit in front of me with maybe 8 car lengths between us and we were in the left lane doing about 82 in a 70. The median is very wide and grassy. We come up on a spot where there is a gravel/dirt road between the two landes on I-65 and bam, there is a LEO facing my direction of traffic. He was in the center of the very wide median (probably 30 yards on either side of his car from the two lanes of traffic).
V1 was silent, I start to brake out of seeing him and then the V1 alerts to Ka, but only a faint 1-2 dot blip. At this point, I was probably 50 yards from him. At that range, I would have thought the signal would be through the roof, even if he was shooting the rabbit. The LEO did not budge so I assume the rabbit saw him in enough time too.
So, I am wondering if the LEO was shooting traffic as it passed him going northbound? Off-axis? Why so faint?