Hey all, I thought I would just share a quick story of a recent encounter I had with a VA Trooper, his Spectre Elite and my beloved V1. Being a recent transplant to the Northern Virginia area and a life long radar enthusiast, I have never been a fan of the detector ban here, even before I moved to the area.
Politics aside, I have a V1 stealth mounted above my visor (100% hidden) in my Escalade with the remote display mounted on my windshield in the upper left hand corner behind the tint strip. (No I don't speed at all like I used to before I owned a larger truck but I still like using the device) So anyway, point being, my setup cannot be seen from the outside of the truck.
Driving on Route 28 to work the other day, I passed a multi-car accident which had traffic all messed up. Upon passing the accident, I saw the VA trooper fly from the accident area and start creeping up the left shoulder. I was in the left lane. I had honestly totally forgotten my V1 was even on, as I have it tied into a main switch for my Sirius radio and other devices.
As the trooper rolled up next to my truck he stopped, waited for me to roll by (stop and go traffic) and then pulled me over. Like always, I immediately rolled down both my front windows, turned on my dome light and placed my hands on the wheel. As the officer approached, I heard a loud beeping noise coming from his person. He stopped at my window and said "License, Registration, and your Valentine One please." I was floored, I couldn't believe he knew what device I had. "I picked you up on my Spectre Elite, it will get you every time. I'll bring back your device."
So off he goes to his cruiser, writes the ticket with the serial number of my V1 on it and gives me all the paperwork and my V1. He was very professional and contrary to other posts I've read, there was never any threat of confiscation or otherwise destroying my detector.
So I've done the best I can do, I've written my local representatives in hopes that they might begin to repeal the law. I've investigated the STi Driver and the Redline, but I cannot get confirmation from anyone that those are 100% undetectable to the Spectre Elite either.
**My apologizes if this is in the wrong thread.