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Old 02-23-2011, 10:12 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by You_Blabbed_Quaid View Post
Err sorry, London ONTARIO. Perhaps I should clarify that in my profile. Either way, the chicks still dig the car .
Lol, i was about to ask if the driver seat is on the right side of the cabin since i thought u were in the LONDON.

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Old 02-24-2011, 12:05 AM   #27
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Originally Posted by Steve Dallas View Post
I've been pulled over 3 times and gotten 2 tickets over the last year and 3 months since I got my Camaro.

I got both of tickets back in July/August, and was pulled over with no ticket about a month prior to those.

The first time was the luckiest in that I didn't get a ticket. I was on a 3 lane highway, and was in the center lane. I was doing about 63 in a 60, and there was a long line of slower cars in the rightmost lane, with the other two lanes almost completely clear. A BMW was in the middle lane, doing about 58-59, so I pulled into the left lane to pass him. My exit was about a mile ahead, so had everyone maintained their speeds, I would have easily passed and then been able to pull back into the right lane past all the slow cars in the right lane. When I got next to the BMW, it sped up to match my speed. I sped up to 68ish, and it matched speeds. I slowed back down to 60, and it matched speed. I slowed down to 55 and it matched speed. You get the point. Since my exit was coming up, I knew I needed to get over to the right. Had I braked hard, I would have been next to the line of cars going slowly in the right, so I decided to punch it and get past the BMW so I could exit the freeway. It -tried- to match speeds, but couldn't. It was reasonably fast though, so I was doing about 100-110 when I could safely pull into the middle and right lane and slow back down to a normal speed. I then exited the freeway, only to see flashing lights behind me as I was pulling to the intersection and the end of the offramp. I made a right and another right with the cop behind me and pulled over as soon as it was safe. The female officer got out, and I politely handed her my license. She stated that she saw me doing about 80MPH, and asked why I was going so fast. I explained about how the BMW sped up and slowed down, and she basically warned me about speeding and let me go on my way. Note that my radar detector never went off so she must have been in the line of slower cars and was probably guestimating my speed. Very lucky on my part though.

The other two times were an 85 in a 60 (Stupid on my part, again going past a bunch of slow cars on the freeway in the right lane to find a clear hole to exit the freeway...and a 70 in a 55 out on the Washington Coast. Both times I never got any hit on my radar detector, and it didn't even chirp the laser warning. The second time was from a state patrol going in the opposite direction, and it put on it's lights as soon as I came around a corner onto a straightaway. It's possible an aircraft was involved on that one because I don't see how laser could be aimed by a State Patrol -while- driving. Plus, I do get warnings on laser at other times.
It was probably the same ass in the BMW that tried to run me off the road on Hwy 167! I called 911, reported a reckless driver, then lo and behold, he was pulled over by TWO staters when I was getting ready to exit. I stoped and gave them a written report... (I was driving my SUV at the time, but I was stil pretty pissed off!)
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Old 02-24-2011, 12:31 AM   #28
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I'd like to add that my radar detector has paid for itself by now. I generally drive 3-5 mph over the speed limit on highways, but sometimes will increase that 9-10mph over if I want to do something like clear out of the left lane to let others pass, etc. So, it's not uncommon for me to be doing 70 in a 60 or 80 in a 70, etc. I even have an example of that on one of my videos I was recording and posted on recently. I also tend to pass cars that are doing the speed limit or slightly below because I hate following cars and having a chance of getting roadstones flung at the car.

The radar detector is also awesome at detecting grocery stores.

It's a long video, and pardon for the rattling. I just go the GoPro, and am working out kinks in the mount. The radar detector goes off early for a grocery store, and about midway through the video later on.

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