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Old 01-08-08, 11:16 AM
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Pass a police car that is traveling in the left lane at or slightly above the speed limit while you are traveling in the right lane at or above the speed limit.

If only I could have been on a bike..........that citation would have gone on the wall gladly....
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Old 01-08-08, 11:19 AM
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Ah, so you are still learning life's lessons, eh?
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Old 01-08-08, 11:23 AM
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I've passed police cars on the right before. They often cruise the interstate in the left lane waiting to flip flop and chase a speeder going the other way. How else do you get around them?

Agreed about the bike part, that would be funny.
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Old 01-08-08, 11:23 AM
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I know, I know, I feel so ashamed. I'm just going to pay the ticket cause I just can't stand to have another judge tell me that I should know better because "us white hairs should know better"
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Old 01-08-08, 12:13 PM
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Had a Police car pull alongside me and advise me that 42 in a 30 zone on a bike is to be frowned upon- before he sped off at around 60. And it was on a downslope.
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Old 01-08-08, 12:15 PM
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That would have been far more impressive on an upslope.
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Originally Posted by maddmaxx View Post
Pass a police car that is traveling in the left lane at or slightly above the speed limit while you are traveling in the right lane at or above the speed limit.

If only I could have been on a bike..........that citation would have gone on the wall gladly....
At , yes if you are confident in your speedo calibration.
Slightly above is considered contempt for the badge and disrespectfull if not just plain dumb.
I learned this at 17.
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Originally Posted by deanp View Post
I've passed police cars on the right before. They often cruise the interstate in the left lane waiting to flip flop and chase a speeder going the other way. How else do you get around them?

Agreed about the bike part, that would be funny.
They're trying to slow traffic down. They're generally on the freeway, going the speed limit in the "fast lane". You can see the peloton from miles away and you know there are cops about. Where there's one, there's 4!
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Originally Posted by solveg View Post
They're trying to slow traffic down. They're generally on the freeway, going the speed limit in the "fast lane". You can see the peloton from miles away and you know there are cops about. Where there's one, there's 4!
I read somewhere (maybe in Atlantic Monthly's column about words) that the "peleton" to which you refer should be known as the "halo effect." It has two meanings - one being that drivers who see the officer on the interstate slow down and drive the speed limit, and the other the effect of cars circling around the police car, both in front and behind, to avoid getting caught. I think it's a great description.

Also, my goal in life if to get a speeding ticket on my bike. I do intervals at a park with a loop that is .65 miles long, so it makes for a good two-minute sprint. The speed limit is 10, and I frequently pass cars. A speeding ticket certainly belongs framed on the wall.
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Old 01-08-08, 08:59 PM
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Man, maxx. Even I know better than that.
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Originally Posted by BluesDawg View Post
Man, maxx. Even I know better than that.
Sure I know better..........................I just can't help myself.
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Old 01-09-08, 01:52 PM
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You probably got ticketed because of that avatar.
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Well.........I told him I was late.................
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Originally Posted by maddmaxx View Post
Well.........I told him I was late.................
What a great excuse! I am sure he had never heard it before. I am surprised that he did not let you off with a warning--being as how you were late and all.
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Originally Posted by tlc20010 View Post
What a great excuse! I am sure he had never heard it before. I am surprised that he did not let you off with a warning--being as how you were late and all.
Should have told him you had to go potty.
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Well.........I told him I was late.................
For a Very Important Date, I'm sure!!
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Police are people too. Meaning they have good days and bad days. Some are nice, some are not. BUT all of them are capable of making your wallet feel a bit lighter. Passing them on the right is like waving a red flag at a bull. As BluesDawg said, "...even I know better than that."
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As you passed him on the right, did you shoot him the finger?
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