Valentine One Radar Detector Moment of the Month
March 2009: Hidden, But Not From V1
The intersection of I-10 and 1604 in San Antonio, TX, is a notorious speed trap. Maybe
it was just good luck, but I've never seen an officer loitering about with his magic
ticket gun…until today.
V1 was pinging Ka band. I had plenty of time, so no worries there. I made it through
the overpass, watching V1 to tell me where LEO is. The signal direction suddenly snaps
to the rear and I hear full max alert.
What the #@$&?
There was no squad car, no traffic bike, nor any other vehicles sitting about looking
suspicious. Not even the tried and true broken down van. I was baffled. And
curious, so much so that I took the next off I10 ramp off and came around for another
Now, what's really sweet for them, and treacherous for motorists, about this intersection
is that the concrete barriers form little slots invisible to oncoming traffic but open
on the departing side. Back a cruiser into one of these, it’s invisible on the approach
but has a straight shot out onto the highway.
Guess where I found officer friendly? I just love my V1 to death.
San Antonio, TX