Valentine One Radar Detector Moment of the Month
December 2002: Toll Bridge, Ticket Bridge, Same Thing
Southbound on the I95 in The Bronx, coming up on the Throgs Neck bridge, I
was cruising with the flow, 60-62mph. No rush: finishing a long day at work
was stress enough.
V1 had started a deet-deet that was still strong as I neared the
deceleration zone for the tollbooths. Bleary-eyed, I had noticed a taxi
parked off to the side some distance back. I thought nothing of it.
Still, V1 insisted Ka, above four dots in strength. I had backed off
in a hurry.
Turns out that the taxi wasn't a taxi at all, but a prowl car painted taxi
yellow. No donuts, but lots of tickets were being served. The
taxi smoky was calling out the prey on his radio, and his team of ticket
servers just walked up to the chosen ones waiting to pay tolls, motioning
them over to the side.
Monterey Park, CA