I have recently been driving these routes and have been shocked at the number of radar traps:
On Route 17
Hiding in side streets, by the fire station, by the municipal park, by the train stations, in gas stations... the list goes on and on...easy to speed here with low limits given the wdth of the road
Unbelievable! At least 2-3 tickets I can see every day during rush hour....mostly marked cars but new positions, hiding spots, just around the bend, on the median pointing in either direction, at the gas station in the central island...in addition, unmarked Impalas in black with the wider tires and the cop lights in the rear window....be careful here. Posted 50 MPH and very easy to exceed the limit and get ticketed.
Here I see mostly Port Authority police who I like to think have better things to do than hassle me for speeding but not sure.
This stretch which connects Palisades to Route 17 usually moves VERY fast. I am curious how people seem to routinely drive 20-30 MPH over the speed limit and I hardly ever see a cop.
I have been using a V1 on my motorcycle, but so far it has been sitting on the fairing, aiming forward through the fairing, and the view to the rear is obstructed by my left leg.
Bearing in mind the driving conditions mentioned above, could anyone please coach me on using my V1 most effectively?
Am I missing the laser detection because of the plastic fairing and also my leg?
Should I also add veil, or the photocopy plate on the rear of my bike?
(And FYI, I posted this in the bike section but nobody seemed interested, other than to trash the V1. )
For me, even in this less than ideal installation, it has been an impressive device and I would like to continue using it, to its best advantage.
Thanks for any advice.