| | 9500ix Laser Detection
Thought i'd share my first experience of a laser encounter with the 9500ix, only a matter of time until i came across one due to the highish mileage i do.
On the way to Orlando yesterday heading East on I-4, theres a long down hill stretch near the Lakeland exit i think and just tucked under an overpass was a trooper shooting laser. I didn't see him that early, but fortunetly wasn't speeding by much as i saw two SUV's hard on their brakes on the outside lane both of whom were doing 90+ so i backed off. Next thing the detector makes a noise i've never heard before and shouts "Laser", pretty cool! I guess i was about 500 ft from him when it went off, and if i'd have been speeding he would have got me as i can only assume the only reason it went off was because he was shooting directly at me.
Then on the way home trying to miss the I-4 traffic I was on toll road 528 expressway by the airport and in a 55mph zone, just before approaching the toll area and not sticking to 55 i suddenly heard the laser alert again, i immediately stabbed the brakes, and sure enough there on the right under another overpass were at least 5 troopers all lined up like taxi cabs, each one of them with a laser gun resting on their roofs. I was certain they were going to pull me, but glued to my rear view as i went by, nothing. Could i have got my speed down in time before the gun read it? I'm in a black 3 series BMW with no laser defense as yet, just interested?
All in all i was quite impressed by the laser detection, admittedly its probably too late when you get the alert and i was maybe just lucky, but its nice to know when you are targeted i guess.