Valentine One Radar Detector Moment of the Month
May 2005: Famous Last Words: "C'mon, I'll Run Front Door"
I drive a truck for a living. I was driving through Ohio, the worst state
for troopers and speeding. A friend was in his truck with a new Passport.
I told him about my V1 and he just laughed. He said I wasted $406.
ďLetís put them to the test,Ē I said. We had been driving maybe 30 minutes
when V1 picked up a weak signal. He said it wasnít anything because his
Passport didnít go off. But I knew better. We were coming up on a curve.
By now both detectors are going crazy. Here comes a cruiser. After it
passes, V1 tells me that wasnít the one; Iím still getting a signal from
ahead. I tell my buddy, but he just laughs and says, ďCímon, Iíll run
the front door.Ē He speeds up. I stay at 55. As we round another curve,
there sits a trooper, radar on. He pulls out and stops my buddy. I radio
that Iíll wait at the Flying J. He shows up mad as hell. It cost him $485,
$185 for the ticket and $300 for the Passport he threw down and shattered
in the parking lot.
After a lot if expletives, I gave him your number. He ordered one and
told me a few weeks later, ďBest thing been invented since light bread.Ē
I have left home and gone 50 miles, then turned around and went back because
I forgot to put my V1 in my bag. Better than American Express. Thanks.