So I’m on I-95 northbound. I notice the right lane is moving really slowly so I signal and change into the next lane. It’s then I get ahead a bit and find out WHY it was moving so slowly. State Trooper in an SUV. I blew past him doing 80. He didn’t even move out to chase.
Now the perplexing part is, I was driving a fire engine red Honda Civic. I do note this is a 2017 Civic with only 1300 miles on it. And typical of Honda, all sorts of bells and whistles including a feature called Stop Hold. Let me tell you I like that feature. You tap the button and when the car comes to a complete stop you can take your foot off the brake pedal and the car will stay stopped and the brake lights still on. It’s pretty awesome. Then to go just touch the gas pedal. But the one feature the car didn’t have is tilt/telescope steering wheel – that’s one of my favorite features of a car. I note the Mazda 3 and VW Golf’s I’ve driven had that. The Honda – not so much.
But when I drive I tend to keep right unless of course I get behind a line of traffic moving at what I term idiotic speed. And I do use my signals and make disparaging remarks about people who don’t use their signals for lane changes. But idiotic speed is that which is at or below the speed limit. As I’ve said before I shall say again, I find speed limits to be ridiculous and merely a suggestion. I’m usually bombing down the highway at speeds of 70 to 100 MPH. But here’s the really funny part, I’ve blown by a shit ton of cops. And none of them has ever moved to chase me. It’s weird. I see people pulled over all the time and have to wonder what offense they committed.
Maybe one day my number will be up. Who knows.