Valentine One Radar Detector Moment of the Month
June 2007: Beeps at the Back Door
I live in New Mexico. There is a lot of space between towns, and we drive
accordingly. I was running about 80 on a back highway outside of Fort
Sumner, headed towards Albuquerque. There wasn't much traffic early in
the morning and I would notice, once in awhile, that my Valentine One
would kinda beep, and then nothing. After about 20 miles, I figured it
out. Each time I met an oncoming vehicle, about two to three minutes later,
V1 would beep. I started watching for the arrow, which way was it pointing.
Every time it pointed behind.
Aha, I will slow down, because I am thinking that there is a cop back
there turning his radar off and on as these vehicles are coming at him.
After about 15 minutes of 65, here comes in my mirror a county sheriff.
He passes, and after watching him get small in the windshield, I eased
back up to 80 for the next 20 miles and never saw him again.
Moral of the story: watch the arrows even if you think youíre getting
a false. The arrows arenít guessing.