Valentine One Radar Detector Moment of the Month
June 2003: Protection You Can't Get From Geico
This V1 thing must have been created by the almighty. It literally
saved my life.
In Maitland, Fl, a suburb just north of Orlando, I was set to cross
Highway 414—Maitland boulevard to the locals—and
get onto Interstate 4. I was the first car in line at the left turn arrow.
Maybe three seconds before the arrow turned green, I got a weak Ka from
the side. Knowing there are very few Ka false alarms, I glance to my right
and see nothing. The light turns green and I begin to pull away. As I do,
I look left hoping to see where the Ka alert is coming from. Instantly, V1
goes full on Ka, and I instinctively hit the brake. Out of nowhere, a
fleeing car blows through the intersection, hotly pursued by a FHP
trooper. They missed me by about six feet.
After the subsequent expletives cursing (and soiling of garments, which
brought on more expletives), I looked at V1 in a new way. Had I been using
another detector, I would have been toast crumbs.
Altamonte Springs, FL