For those who haven't used detectors before, this might be of interest: Confessions of an Ageing Motorcyclist: Radar Detectors - worth having? . The distinction between laser and microwave detection is particularly pertinent. I only ever used my detector as an aid - a world of pain awaits if you don't use good situational awareness as your primary detection toolI think most cops on the highway use LiDAR so if you're detector goes off, you've already been caught. I think LEOs may use RADAR on back twisty roads where you may have a chance with a detector as I think you have a 3 second sight range. LiDAR, I believe, is half a second.