FINDING LASER TRAPS
How It Operates
Laser’s narrow beam imposes significant limits on
its use. It must be deliberately and carefully aimed.
The operator can’t be moving. He must have a clear
shot, preferably not through glass.
So laser traps are always ambushes. The operator lies
in wait. As with radar, he can’t read speed from
the side. He must have oncoming and departing traffic.
Look for a cruiser angled to the road, or broadside.
Watch overpasses and entrance ramps. He will likely
rest the laser gun on a partially-down side window
to steady his aim. He will pick off traffic as it
comes. Or goes.
Our breakthrough Compound Parabolic Concentrator enables
the Valentine One Laser Detector to achieve both wide-angle coverage
and unmatched sensitivity. Even so, the over-hills
and around-curves warning you expect from a radar
detector is not possible with laser. A laser warning
requires immediate response.
Details To Remember About Laser
- There is no moving laser.
- All laser encounters are like Instant-on radar;
virtually no advanced warning.
- Laser alarms are rare with the Valentine One,
so be prepared to respond.
Laser False Alarms
- Red neon, from stores and occasionally from brake
lights of other cars (example: Chevy TrailBlazer,
GMC Envoy, Olds Bravada and Buick Rainier), can
imitate the characteristics of speed laser.
Solution: Move away
- The electrical systems of some cars generate electromagnetic
interferences, triggering laser alerts.
How to test: Try V1
in a different car.
Possible solution: Try
relocating detector within the interfering car;
also, your dealer may have a factory fix.
- Adaptive cruise control systems using laser may
cause laser alerts.
Solution: Switch to
normal cruise control when possible.