Waze or A Radar Detector, You Decide

There are quite a few who believe all you need is Waze.  But Waze won’t protect you from a patroller with moving radar! For example, I was driving along the I-95 Corridor in the Northeast earlier today.  My Valentine 1 Gen2 started giving Ka warnings from the rear.  A minute later, a car passed me … continued

Blue Sky, Chance of Radar

I was on Washington 522 in a fast red car, pushing it a little, yeah, but nothing that would arouse the posse.    V1 beeped and I got wary, moved to the right lane and set the cruise at 55.  All the vehicles I had overtaken began streaming by me in the left lane.  Ahead, … continued

So That’s What Long-Range Means

I bit the bullet and upgraded my trusty Gen1 V1 to a Gen2 model. First morning, leaving for work, it was alerting Ka band coming down a side street toward our main road through town. Almost always a Ka alert around here is enforcement. I approach the intersection and scan left, right and on ahead. … continued

But Wait, There’s More!

I was traveling amongst a group of cars on the interstate.  My Valentine One started chirping.  Everyone slowed down as we went by a highway patrol car that was sitting on an on-ramp. As soon as we passed the authority figure, everyone sped back up.  But instead of the arrow pointing rearward to the patroller … continued

So Much Saving You’d Think It Was A Bank

I started using countermeasures back in the sixties with something called a Fuzzbuster.  Sixty years hence I now have five Valentines all upgraded to V1 Gen2.  Have they saved me much unpleasantness?  Is there a cow in Texas? We drove the Mountain Mille last year, a rally for vintage cars through challenging roads in the … continued

Oblivious Until He Wasn’t

I was east bound on Interstate 86 between Erie, PA, and Jamestown, NY. About 15 miles short of Jamestown my Valentine One Gen2 let out a little chirp, then another, then another, each one closer to the next one, until the warning finally went solid. I looked in my mirror and saw a black BMW … continued

No Stops but for Gas

We travel to Laramie, Wyoming, at least six times each year in a half-ton pickup, a 1,400-mile round trip. I bought a Valentine One Gen 2 just for these road trips. Here’s what I have learned: 1) Only a small percentage–around 8-10 percent–of the law enforcement vehicles we encounter on the road are running radar. … continued

LEO in a Gas Station

I had just read a V1 Moment about LEOs in gas stations. It’s not that I had never seen a LEO at the gas station that I pass going to my house, but gas was under two bucks the gallon at the time. How long has that been? Needless to say, I wasn’t expecting a … continued

And All Will be Revealed in Due Time

I was stopped at a red light. V1 was warning of one bogey ahead. Oncoming traffic waiting on the other side of the light was queued up way back down the hill to the next traffic light. All of a sudden, V1 alerted again, this time reporting five bogeys ahead at full signal strength. First, … continued

Seeing is Definitely Believing

I’m heading down US highway 1 in Florida, between Martin and Palm Beach counties, in my muscled-up Audi, V1 Gen2 on duty just in case someone out there should object to my pace. Take right now, for example, as a Ka alert slowly strengthens to the max. I back down to a LEO-friendly pace. A … continued

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