Got pulled over this morning doing 55 in a 55 coming to the store.Submitted by ODell Equip on Sat, 11/06/2010 - 08:35
Coming to work about 30 minutes ago, I passes a State Trooper on the side of the road that had someone pulled over. I was going along at 50-55 coming up a hill in my daily driver, which is also the stores delivery truck. Needless to say in a 15 year old Ford 7.3 with a tow truck transmission speeding comes hard up hill.
I got about 3 miles down the road and saw blue lights in mirrors as I was turning onto the road to the store. I pulled into the turning lane to let him go on by. Well, he stopped behind me and got out.
1st thing he said as he was walking up was,(in a polite voice and not all power tripped, nice guy) "you were going 55 when you went by me."
Then he recognized me and said, " I didn't realize that was you, when you went by me you were going 55 still, the law says you are supposed to slow down to 15 miles under the posted limit and move into the other lane."
I said, "okay thank you for letting me know" he said "bye Jonathan be safe" and got in the car.
My question are Troopers ticketing now for going the speed limit? I have never heard of this before, I moved into the other lane as much as possible cause of oncoming traffic, but didn't purposely slow cause it was a wide open country road with good visibility, and he and the other car were off the road.
If I had to guess the State is pushing them to get funds no matter what, increase the revenue stream.
I am lucky to know the two Troopers that live close both are customers, both pretty good guys that are not thugs, but have been Troopers a long time and believe many of the same things we here do. He would have to have shot up well over a hundred to get back in his car, and catch up to me, why?
I guess this is what we have to look forward to more and more, the State and cities pushing the guys to increase revenue, by tickets.
Instead of one of the very few good guys in law enforcement this morning this could have been one of the many low IQ young thugs that stopped me. We haven't even seen the worse begin yet.