mercees.jpgAs many of you know I have had a V1 for the last 11 plus years. Recently I drove from VA to MN and then From VA to Duck NC. (about 5500 miles in 3 weeks)
I still to this day don't understand how people deal with not having arrows!
I drive at night when I travel. I worked midnights for most of my years so I still have trouble sleeping since I retired. I cant stand traffic. So driving through Ohio, Wisconsin and Indiana its obviously very flat. The Leos constantly use instant on. If you just get a signal and have no idea of if its behind you or in front of you then you are playing a guessing game of where the threat is.
Sure my V1 talks a bunch in the city, but on a road trip why would you want just a beep? I was getting some signals from as far away as 3 miles, which is not unusual given the terrain.
I started a new job in Washington DC. Since filling the Excursion up twice a week is not an option I decided to purchase a used car.
I went with the E class. The previous owner had done some modifications and the car is still under warranty which is huge.Trying to fix on a budget is not an option.
There were plenty of places between VA and MN to stretch her legs and see what she had. The amount of power after 120 plus is daunting.
I drove to MN then came back to VA for a couple of days and went to Duck, NC. (I did not stretch her legs on this trip
I was nailed with IO in PA..88 in a 55. I saw him before he hit me and it just was not worth hammering my brakes for a couple miles off my speed.
Long story short, he believed in "the thin blue line" .
That was the only time I was stopped by LE.
I relied on my V1, my eyes and common sense.