Originally, I had planned to drive from Daytona Beach, FL over to Houston, TX for the summer, but got a job offer to work for United Airlines in Newark Int'l Airport so I rerouted up to New Jersey for the summer. So I drove last Saturday on I-95N from Daytona Beach, FL to Clifton, NJ. Here is the trip summary:
Florida 12:30am: No LEO activity
Georgia 2:30am: A couple miles after the FL-GA stateline, Georgia State Trooper shot me with I/O K band and then Laser, which I jammed and shut off the ZR3s after going 15 over PSL.
South Carolina: No LEO activity
North Carolina: No LEO activity
Virginia: Funny story! I knew that in VA that RD's were illegal so I made my friend who was driving naked without a detector, lead about 1000ft in front of me, and told him to alert me on the walkie if he spotted any LEOs so I could leave my V1 on while in VA even though I knew they have Spectre-equipped VA State Troopers.
I was confident in leaving it up until 20 miles into I-95, when I was approaching a curve and my friend shouts "Trooper ahead!" then as soon I received the transmission, I saw him on the right shoulder and quickly turned off the V1. Right as I turned off the V1, the VASP Crown Vic pulled out onto the right lane and started to match my speed. He approached me from the right since I moved over to the left and began to look inside my car for a detector, and after a quick 10 second glance, he sped off to the nearest intersection to make a U-turn to check the opposite side of I-95. My heart was beating like a baby sparrows LOL I was so scared. Thank goodness I had the V1 hardwired up high to the left of my RVM, and had my driver's sun visor down to cover the V1, and the passenger's side sun visor blocking the right window hahahaha It was the first time seeing a Spectre, pretty sweet, I wish I had an M3-based RD to drive through Virginia though!
Maryland: C/O Forward Ka 2 mile save
Delaware: Too short of a highway to make a speedtrap LOLOL :P
New Jersey: Near the NJ-DE state line, I passed by one of the NJ State Trooper headquarters and the V1 bogey counted 5 of the NJSP Crown Vics with their Ka radars on LOL and I was actually disappointed that I didn't see a LEO actually using X band for speed measurement haha
Living in Clifton, NJ, a suburb 20 miles SW of NYC, I noticed that the V1 is WAYYY too chatty for living inside a city haha too many CVS's and Walgreens to be detected.. Also since I have X band ON which I'm not used to in Florida and Texas, it falses too much with the door openers. I should've brought along my BEL RX65 for the City Other than that, I am happy with the V1 3.872's performance on the highway, which is where it belongs!