| | LEO Tactics For Catching Speeders?
Being a newbie still and just getting to know what band on my 9500ix means what, I wanted to ask a few questions on smokies tactics with radar.
For instance, i was heading along a two lane turnpike last week (two lanes in each direction) and there was a trooper sat facing my direction of travel in the center reservation. I had no warning of radar being used neither before or after passing him. He could only travel in my direction as there was a wire fence barrier separating the highway, my question is; was he doing speed enforcement with laser or radar? I'm thinking not laser as his windows were up and i saw no gun. But if it was radar then I would normally have picked him up, I guess its possible he was either using instant on, but it was quite busy and there were some reasonably fast cars coming by me so i'm surprised he wasn't using it. Its possible he was taking a break i suppose or in fact there for an entirely different reason. What i'm also unsure of is if they can detect speed from the rear with radar, do they have have rear radar sensors for cars approaching from behind them?
I apologize if this seems an obvious inquiry but i'm new to this. If there is another thread with this kind of info in it would be great if someone could point me towards it, as I've yet to find much info on this subject yet.