So, there's some good news to all this.
- I've experienced the two most common forms of speed trap that I'm likely to encounter (instant-on K band radar, and stationary laser trap), and know what to expect.
- Both warnings were very obviously true positives from the sort of signal I got. None of this wishy washy echo crap.
- I was driving legal speeds in both cases, and thus didn't get pulled over. I'd feel EXTRA bad about getting a ticket at the 156th St cash grab, which they do to shake up money from Microsofties weekly.
- My detector had no trouble picking up the laser signal, even at close range. This is actually a non-trivial task.
So yeah... you're never really safe....