Valentine One Radar Detector Moment of the Month
March 2006: Not Guilty by Reason of V1
It was a beautiful spring
day, blue skies, warm temperatures, windows down, life couldn't have been
better. I got off the main highway and took the service road to the street
that would get me home. For the five years Iíve lived here, itís been
an area known for speeders.
As soon as I hit the service
road, V1 went nuts, one KA loud and clear dead ahead. Down the road a
bit I see a cop with a dark blue van pulled over, so I think "ah,
same as always".
Next thing I know, V1 says,
ďthree bogeys ahead, all KA." I slow to the speed limit while they
were shooting the cars far in front of me. I cruise on by the cop with
his "customer" in the blue van and make the left hand turn only
to find a uniformed officer stopping traffic, pointing to each car in
front of him and looking at the van, either letting them go or making
them pull in for an "interview." I quickly see the cop car is
a diversion; and the blue van has two men in back with radar guns "shooting"
at the oncoming traffic.
It was my turn in front of
the officer. He points to my car, looks at the van and asks me to pull
in. He starts the routine, "license, registration and insurance."
I ask "what am I being pulled over for?" He says, "speeding,
now let me see that information." I reply, "Officer, no offense,
but my detector had you guys picked up over a mile away. I was NOT speeding."
He looks in my car, says "V1, huh? You must have had us," and
he lets me go.
All I can say is this: when
cops know about V1 and its reliability, you know you have the best detector.
Thanks Mike, I owe you one!