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Wed Feb 16 20:28:43 EST 2005
"Fast lane" what's that ?........I find that people have no concept of
what a fast lane is....I also think that a lot of people currently on
the road would not pass a driving test...but then again don't get me
started on "retards behind the wheel"...oh cab drivers too they think
they own the road.
Ah this is a cop stories subject:
Me and my whife to be at that time (quite some time a go), were driving
through a lage park, we see some cars stopped, and an accident further a
In the middle of the road is an RCMP (for non Canadians it's a cop that
has Canada wide juristiction) directing cars. The cars a head of me
were moving very slowly and when my turn finally came up, I realized
why. The cop looked like he had muscle spasims...I looked at my fiancee
and said what the hell is he gesturing ? should I go, not go, change
lanes or roll over and play dead ? She replied "I have no clue". So I
drive up slowly, he tells me to stop right next to him and let's me have
it "WHAT THE HELL DO YOU THINK YOU ARE DOING, WHEN I TELL YOU TO GO
.....BLAH BLAH BLAH !!". We were both stupidified and after the stupid
cloud wore off I felt quite ANGRY!!
But what can you do ....
Mitchell Segal wrote:
>I guess you all forgot your lessons from driving school (if you ever had to
>go to a driving school to get a license).
>They teach you to always keep your eyes moving. Every 8-10 seconds, you
>should have scanned all around you. Your eyes should be moving from ahead -
>instrument panel - ahead - rear mirror - ahead - left/right mirror - ahead,
>etc. Reason being to always be aware of everything going on around you, to
>always be on the defensive, because we all know how stupid the next driver
>is, how they can (and usually do) the wierdest things when you least expect
>Except on the darkest nights out in the country, with no moon light, there's
>no escuse for not being able to see another car, even one with their lights
>off. I have many times caught sight of cops hiding in the shadows with no
>lights long before they can catch me (although I must admit it's much easier
>here in Quebec, the idiots sit only in the U-Turns, with engines running and
>all their lights on, so you can spot them a mile away).
>I'd say that for most drivers, the only time they use their mirrors is when
>changing lanes or backing up. Otherwise, they treat them like their turn
>signals. They came with the car, but I didn't order them, so that means I
>have to use them.
>How many times have you been driving in the fast lane and come up to a
>slower car sitting in the left when there's no one to their right. You can
>then see their faces look in the mirror, have this surprised look on their
>face like "where did you just come from all of a sudden" and then move
>right. Had they been looking in their mirrors all the time, they would have
>noticed other cars gaining on them, and they would have moved over before
>you got there (if you were lucky. That's all assuming they weren't chatting
>on a cell phone, or are just ignorant drivers).
>My moral is, it's almost never 100% black at night, so if you were watching
>your mirrors and paying attention, more than likely you would have seen them
>approaching, even without the lights. If it was really "that" dark out that
>it was completely black, then I doubt the cops could be driving that fast
>without some kind of lights on, unless they've also been issued night-vision
>That's my rant for today.
>>Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2005 12:53:17 -0500
>>From: "Lee Levitt" <lee at wheelman.com>
>>Subject: RE: cop stories
>>To: <quattro at audifans.com>
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>>I once got pulled over for doing 10 over on the interstate (Mass Pike).
>>12:30 at night, just minding my own business, empty road, right lane.
>>All of a sudden my V1 lights up solid. WTF?
>>Instinctive brake test.
>>Lights go on *directly* behind me.
>>The guy had pulled up behind me with *no* lights, fingered his radar and
>>when I braked, he lit things up.
>>I have a sneaking suspicion, unproveable of course, that if I hadn't
>>(this tipping him off to my use of a radar detector), he would have gone
>>to bigger fish.
>>Kinda pissed me off. Of course, I was speeding, and I did pay the fine.
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