I have never even been slightly rude to a cop. These guys will risk
their lives for me and don't even know who I am. That needs to
My beef is with the SLEAZY POLITICIANS that tell them to go
out and rob folks instead of pitch their tax raises to the
public and let the public vote on it. Don't turn these decent young
men into robbers. They are suppose to protect us, not prey
SLEAZY---POLITICIANS: A tautology to be sure; like wet water, cold ice,
My favorite slogan is the one about politicians and diapers both needing
to be changed regularly...and for the same reason.
Want to close wage gap? Step One: Change your major from Gender Studies
or Feminist Dance Therapy to Electrical Engineering.
It's probably different in the low-population-density areas like parts
of Texas..... but, after a brief flirtation with radar detectors, I
found it much less stressful to just move with the flow of traffic:
mostly right land w/cruise set to lane speed. ..... Left lane to
pass.... speed up to lane speed, pass, and then pull back in .... or,
above a certain traffic density, just stay in the lane and maintain lane
The safest position seems to be at the rear of a pack..... When I'm
there, and I see somebody closing, I always move over before they have
to slow down (German Autobahn rules).... and think of that guy as taking
the point for me.
Ha! I can pull over five times. (I call it playing "pull over". It
is okay, I like to be by myself on the road. It is safer). I can
have 20 cars BLAST past me so fast my car shakes. I GET THE
My father and my father-in-law were the WORST two drivers I have
ever know in my entire life. My father-in-law's nickname from
his screeching tires was "old reckless". NEITHER ONE
OF THEM EVER GOT A SINGLE TICKET IN THEIR ENTIRE LIVES !!!!!
I just bump the cruise control when I get to the speed limit even on
some of the longer stretches here in town. Seems it wouldn't be all
that difficult to sync the GPS to the speed limits and give us an option
to stay with the speed limits. Whatever, they can ride my bumper or go
around. Age does funny things to a fellow. I said I wasn't going to
ever drive like that old fart in front of me when I was young.... but
here I am and sure enough.
Yep, the world was my race track when I was young. I would seek out
secluded back roads that I could drive as fast as I wanted. :)
The last 25-30 years I just haven't been in a hurry anymore. The difference
between speeding and taking my time is usually less than 10 minutes for
I used to be that guy who would weave in and out of lanes trying to get one
car length ahead on my way to work. At some point I realized I wasn't
getting anywhere and it just wasn't worth the stress or increased risk of
accidents to myself or others. Now I just pick a lane, relax, and take my
time. Safer, far less stress, and I arrive at my destination at nearly the
same time. (I think Mythbusters did an episode on that once).
I can never understand the people who get so close and ride my bumper.
They're trying to push me down the road, but it makes me nervous so I tend
to drive slower so I can keep an eye on them and minimize the impact if
they do hit me. Ironically, if they would back off a bit, I would drive
These days I'm just tired of angry and impatient drivers. If someone gets
too close and won't (or can't) go around, I just pull off somewhere when I
get the chance and let the cars go by. I would rather let the angry idiots
go ahead of me so I can take my time and enjoy the drive.
Life's too short to worry about arriving 5 minutes late.
If it's that big of a deal, leave 10 minutes earlier!
A couple of years ago my wife was going through an area known for speed
traps and a black SUV came out close on her rear so she sped up.
Turned out to be a cop and he ticketed her for speeding. She never told
me as she was too embarrassed having gotten a speeding ticket a few
years before. Had I known I would have fought it.
With all the current BLM crap coming down on police there are also many
of us not pleased with the police because of speed traps, red light
I don't blame the cops but blame the municipalities that push them to
help get revenue.
Absolutely. It is the SLEAZY POLITICIANS. When I spoke to
all the candidates for County commissioner, that was one of
my two issues I wanted. End the speed traps and don't raise
my taxes. The one who told me the commissioners had nothing
to do with it got voted against (liar). The one that recounted
how the commissioners had get several traps removed, got voted for.
And the ones who said all new taxes would require a vote of
the people got voted for too.
Can't say, I haven't had a speeding ticket in 30? years.
The last time I got pulled over the officer came to my window and said
"sorry, I don't have a reason to pull you over. I didn't see your license
plate. My mistake. You're free to go. Have a nice day." It was still a
stressful interuption to a date night, but we got a good laugh out of it.
The last "valid" time I got pulled over (35? years ago) I forgot to put the
new tags on my car. My bad. I had them in the glove box, so the officer
just said to put them on and sent me on my way.
I keep waiting for the day I get pulled over for holding up traffic, but so
far it hasn't happened. :)
My car is so old, I probably get extra credit just because it's still
It's a 1976 Rabbit, so it just turned 40 this year. :)
I bought it used about 28 years ago:
It's getting really rusty these days (just like me), but still gets me
where I need to go.
I have never experienced that on a single-lane road.
OTOH, if there are two or more lanes, that situation is telling me that
I should have been paying more attention to the rear-view mirror and
move over to the slower lane sooner.
Were I put on the most miles, the speed limit is 65, but the left lane
moves at 75-80+ and the right lane moves at about 71-73.
I live in a rural area with a lot of 2 lane (really 1 1/2 lane) roads.
If I find myself in an area where passing me would be difficult and
there are 2 or more cars stacked behind me, I just slow down and pull
over to the right as much as I can and let them pass. They're
grateful and I'm glad too.
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