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Old 04-29-2022, 02:01 AM   #11 (permalink)
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A few months back the DMV lobby opened up and I updated two cars. Swapped the Pacific Wonderland plates to the Superbeetle from the Dasher before I sold it.

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Old 04-29-2022, 02:43 AM   #12 (permalink)
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My uncle once got pulled over for going 15-20 kph in a 50 kph zone. There was hardly any traffic, so going 30 kph under, when the standard for Poland is 30 over, was sus. The cop made him do the alcotest, asked whether he'd taken drugs, etc., and only then asked why he was going so slow. My uncle replied:
"How fast do you think you could go on 1 working cylinder?"
He was on his way to the mechanic.
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Old 04-29-2022, 04:06 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Driving under the speed limit - especially a variable amount when driving with load or pulsing/gliding - and using all of the lane to negotiate curves (apexing) are intentional acts, but ill-trained observers often misinterpret those techniques as the poorly controlled "erratic" driving of the intoxicated or inattentive.

Once a poorly-trained officer makes that observational error, it is reasonable for them to treat you with suspicion while they look for confirmation. God help you if you hypermile with something like an anxiety disorder, hearing/speech impairment, etc and run into a particularly poorly trained officer. They tend to default to a "different equals dangerous/guilty" mentality...

And yes, I've been pulled over & questioned.
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The cop made him do the alcotest
The only time I did an alcotest I wasn't even driving, didn't even have a driver license., but a cop noticed a VW Beetle key hanging from a keychain on my pocket and assumed I was going to drive, yet that key was used for the main gate of the building where I live, and I was within walking distance.
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As a whole people tend to like making assumptions about people. I like to increase the lifespan of my car and its components. I will steer around any hard bumps I see ahead manhole covers anything like that. I try to keep the lateral movement as minimal as possible but if somebody were following me, they could easily misunderstand the situation. As I would hope with anybody involved with this site, as a whole, I would hope that we would all consider ourselves a little more advanced drivers, yes drivers, not people who simply herd the car down the road and managed to keep it between the ditches or lines.
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I try to keep the lateral movement as minimal as possible but if somebody were following me, they could easily misunderstand the situation.
Reminds me the day I did a quite rough maneuver to avoid hitting a piece of tread that dettached from a truck tire, and my father thought I did that too fast.

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