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Re: speed traps and radar

In a message dated 96-12-16 17:33:02 EST, quk@sievers.com (Phil Payne)

> > > Is it time to repost "Trolling for Taillights" ?  

I've been a frequent victim of trolling up until I have gotten myself a
Valentine 1! No more.

Case in point: you are travelling in the traffic on a flat terrain (Indiana
for example) with a visibility of 5mi either way doing a modest 85. Suddenly
your radar starts chirping as if it is being tickled and shows 8 out of 8
LEDs on a strength scale. You nail the brakes, 'coz "you never know" which
one of those white Caprices and Crown Vics in front of you is an unmarked
patrol car. A jerk has tons of fun at your expence. 

Another case: all of the above, but this time you have a marvelous V1 for a
radar detector. The V1 lights up an arrow, pointing back. You have this handy
habit of scanning your mirrows every 30 sec and you know that behind you
there are only two cars: a letargic minivan with a house wife and a pack of
kids and a red Prelude with a dude in a baseball cap backwards. You send him
a binary 1 with your middle finger and nail the throttle. The face is saved.
End of trolling.

Igor Kessel
'89 200TQ