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Re: RD confiscation/destruction?

On Fri, 24 Mar 1995, Michael Spiers wrote:

> every morning on the Capital Beltway (495) I blow by a cop at around 80 MPH,
> always in the same spot.  Of course, I'm about ten feet from the guy in front
> of me, and the guy behind me is so close I can't see his bumper, and all four
> lanes are about the same.  I guess they figure they won't screw with the flow
> of traffic, just out to get those that are exceeding the flow...

That is something that I just can't understand.  I realize that ruch hour 
is a dangerous time both for motorists and for cops (accidents,etc.).

I made a 300 mile round trip to an auto-x last Sunday.  I was going to 
the event, car loaded, about 7:30-9:30am and there was no one on the 
road.  I kept the speeds modest, and felt like I was all alone and 
someone was watching me.  I passed a few cops, one of which was hiding on 
the other side of a bridge, and nearly missed getting a ticket.

Coming home, there was wall-to-wall traffic that was moving 75-85mph and 
not a cop in sight.  No worrys.

If the cops (Hi Patrol) are really there to maintain the flow of traffic 
like they should be, shouldn't there be *more* of a presence during busy 
hours?  Wouldn't it stand to reason that I am much more likely to hit or 
get hit when there is a group of cars going 80mph 2feet apart than early 
Sunday morning going about 90mph "all by myself"?

Although I respect a good cop, I suspect it has more to do with whether 
of not they *can* catch you, ie. a "loner" is easy prey.
		--Whew, feel better now,