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No problem Igor. I think there is a cultural difference here.... I couldn't have realized that the tail-gating jerk behind you could be using you as a screen. I'm not used to that in Ontario. People just pass, and they are gone.... 130 km/h +... When I follow a speeder, I follow 400 metres back.... way back and away. That's how I can see the smokey minion come out of hiding and go after the 'faster' car.
It's interesting, but when I drive to Detroit from Toronto, it's never in the southbound direction that I pick up "stragglers". Only in the northbound direction, and with Michigan plates on it. The revenue generators sure have them trained. Do they ever pull over the *following* car instead of the first one?
Geez, Igor, I had one of those hydraulic bumpers on my '82 Jetta. That was when it was still easy to strap a $50 trailer hitch to a car.
Got hit twice from behind (like you) with no damage. Laughed, cause after they met my trailer ball, they weren't as lucky.
'93 QCS 100
Also accustomed to driving in Europe.... except the rental agency gave me an Opel Astra that could only do 160 km/h! ....poor car almost had a coronary!
>I learnd how to drive a car on the other side of the pond, and among the
>first things they teach you, while hammering the postulates of European
>traffic laws is: you never_ever sit in a left lane, when the right lane
>is free. And man, do they enforce it!
>I am probably the only driver in Philly, who shoots to the right
>immediately after passing, and to add insult to the injury, I do it with
>a blinker flashing. To say that I hold a clear left lane to enforce the
>speed limit is like....jeez, I can't even come up with a colourfull
>enough comparison, to illustrate how ludicrous it sounds. It's like
>accusing Phil of speaking inproper English or something. ;)
>Typical Philly drivers would form a "caravan of idiots" (as I call it)
>going slowly in the left lane, while the right one, my personal favorit,
>is totally free. Actually, when I come to think about it, the right lane
>IS the fast lane here.
>18psi of boost + MOMO inside and out. Speed limit? What speed limit?
>P.S. No flame was intended, Tony, I am just trying to clarify some