I was motoring along to work this morning on my normal winding 2 lane road when my XTR-695 chirped Ka band. I'm happy to report that I was alert enough to look at my odometer and gauge how far I traveled before the source of the alert came into view. When the LEO passed me by, I saw 0.5 miles had passed...which tells me I had a mile warning for the elusive 35.5 band....and this was on a hilly road. The best part about this was I had no idea there were any cars ahead because of the hills.
During this encounter, however, a question popped into my head. I had a car driving ~0.2 miles ahead of me. If this encounter happened on a perfectly flat road with this car in front of me, and the LEO had a CO radar turned on, just how soon could he clock me? I mean, he would first get the reading from the car in front of me, right? But would the LEO be unable to clock me until the car in front of me passed his radar gun? If the car in front of me is larger than my car, can I effectively be shielded for a moment or two until this larger car passes the LEO coming the other way? If this is true with a mobile radar gun, would it still hold true if it were a stationary radar trap along the side of the road?