I had my first encounter with I/O today, and I'll admit it was pretty sobering. I was lucky that they were not clocking the direction of travel that I was in
My daily commute is about 70 miles of interstate, and up until now the state police and local sheriffs deputies really haven't been much of a match for the V1, trapster, and just being aware of the road. It's been like this for long enough that I often don't worry about using a rabbit...
The many encounters so far have fallen into one of the below categories:
1. State trooper/Sheriff's deputy in a common location that is clearly visible from a distance providing plenty of warning.
2. State trooper/Sheriff's deputy running C/O (both moving and stationary).
Well today I've learned that they either have gotten smarter, or I ran into two troopers that I normally don't see. You could imagine my surprise after the V1 went NUTS, gave the rear arrow, and then went silent. This happened twice. When looking in the rear view (thank goodness for the arrows) I saw the two patrol cars just off of the interstate, facing oncoming traffic (not my direction of travel) at a slight angle. Warning distance from sight alone couldn't have been more than 1000ft for oncoming traffic.
I took the next exit back to drive by one more time, and the V1 didn't make a peep... they seemed to be very selective with their shots.
Guess that means that I need to use a rabbit 100% of the time. Its also probably time to get a CB. Luckily I found this out the easy way
The good news: now that I know I/O is used I am REALLY glad that I chose the V1