Valentine One Radar Detector Moment of the Month
June 2005: Keeping Up With the Law in Texas
I am a college student. I travel from Waco, where I go to school, to my home
and several other places across Texas and Louisiana—92,548 miles
worth in two years.
I had an encounter with a state trooper north of College Station.
I had been following him, about a half-mile behind, for about 80 miles.
He was using a Stalker with front and rear Ka band in the instant-on mode.
We were traveling at 80 mph in various speed zones. Every time he would
flash the radar, I would brake hard to 65 mph.
Right at the Bryan city limit he pulled over and let me pass, then pulled
me over. How come, he asked, could he be going 80, his radar readings on me
were always 65, yet I was keeping up with him?
I showed him the V1. He was real impressed. Then he showed me his radar
and how it worked. The next day he had it pulled out of his car—I know
this because he emails me now. He no longer relies on radar. Only laser.