i am driving down the interstate and traffic is just stupid. i was in the #1 lane on behind about 3 cars which were all behind an 18 wheeler. well the truck decides he is going to drag race at 60 mph with the other 18wheeler in the right lane. The speed limit is 70 BTW. so after about 8 miles of this the one truck gets over. the cars pass the 2 trucks and 2 cars get over in the right lane, where the car in front of me decides to drag race at 65 with the lead car in the right lane. by this time i am getting a little pissed off but i know that the area coming up dumps into 4 lanes of southbound interstate so I am cool. well the car in front of me decides to speed up and pass the right hand car SWEET, my opening. I right blink get over, clear the car in the left lane and then get over so the merging traffic from the other interstate can come over. i get on the gas to get a little seperation (about 90mph worth of gas, which in the L is a quick tap of the gas)
so I am crusining along at 75 now in the #1 lane, the speed limit reduced to 65 and heading on to the customer site. i see a police car in my rear view closing fast, so i slow down and get over so he can take care of his business. well I turn out to be his business
I realize this when I get over one lane, then another and he is right there. I pull over to the shoulder about the time he hits the blues. stop the L and put my hands on the steering wheel.
after running my tag and receiveing the report, he approaches and is kinda laughing, "sir I stopped you for weaving and speeding, why are you in such a hurry?" i start to expalin and can not believe how korny it starts to sound, so I say i know you hear this all the time .. and tell him the whole thing about the trucks and cars and how they were driving like asses. he smiles and says " may I have your license please?" sure officer, I say. it is in my back pocket and my registration/insurance is in the glove compartment, may i get it? "sure" he says with his hand on his pistola. i hand them all to him and he says he will return shortly. after sitting there for what seemed like forever (about 3 minutes I guess) he returns with my license and stuff and says that he doesn't feel like writing TWO tickets today and to have a nice day. I thank him like i have never thanked anybody and then ask him 2??? he says yes, for speeding and for weaving.
dayum that would have HURT. i also then ask where he was, he said 2 cars behind me the whole way (through the trucks and cars above) which was behind an SUV that i could not see behind.
I thank him once again, put my left blinker on and hammer it going back on the interstate to mesh with the flow. he speeds past me smiling.
I think i just used my luck up for a bit.
now, my V1 NEVER even flashed, beeped, moaned or farted while he was there. so once i sped away and then slowed back down how could he have gotten me for speeding? is there something that says you can be pulled over for speeding without having a number. I know my cop friend says they have to be able to guesstamate a speed within 5mph, but a rollon from 65-90 in a second or two would have been hard to guesstamate, dont ya think?
anyway - i am happy cause i have no ticket. thank goodness i did not take the bike like i was ready to. i would surely have been UNDER the jail.