Originally Posted by willwren
With laser, if you get nailed on the plate (the primary target), you're hosed. Your detector can't respond fast enough. You need to pick up the scattered radiation from the car next to you or between you and the laser.
What he said. The strategy with a detector is to catch them scanning other cars, not you. When they scan you, it'* too late.
Somewhere out there on the net you might be able to find "Trolling for Taillights," a classic game where you get points for triggering the radar detectors in other cars...
Hey, I found it!
If you spot multiple cars equipped with radar detector, you can herd them into a cluster by zapping them each time one tries to pass another.
This copy doesn't fully identify the author, just "email@example.com," but IIRC it'* John G. DeArmour (sp?), well-known old-time Usenet curmudgeon. Enjoy...