Valentine One Radar Detector Moment of the Month
August 2005: For Lack of a Little Black Number
I take the same route to and from work every day. Recently, our local
Sheriff's Dept. put its speed trailer on the route, spitting K band and
flashing when you’re five mph over the limit. V1 always picks it up early
and I keep my speed close to the limit.
Then, on my way home yesterday, V1 got real busy. As I approached the
trailer, I picked up two K bogeys. I slowed and made for the right lane.
The car that had been riding my bumper passed and pulled away. As it topped
the hill, "Bam!” bogey number three.
When I reached the crest, I was greeted with a cloud of dust as a Trooper
ran down the car that had been my tailgater. The enforcement crew included
two deputies in their Crown Vics and another on his Harley running radar.
The next morning, I told my co-workers about my ride home and we had a
good laugh. Later, one of guys pulled me aside and asked how I knew there
was more than a speed trailer ahead. I said "The one and only V1,
baby!" He shook his head and told me that my drafting partner, well,
that was his wife, and it was her third ticket.
I told him instead of getting her diamonds for their upcoming anniversary;
he should get her a little back number…a V1.
Flowery Branch, GA