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Old 07-25-2013, 10:33 PM
Location: CO/UT/AZ/NM Catch me if you can!
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Originally Posted by otterprods View Post
I wanted to say something, to scold them or administer spank-downs, but they probably would have just been obstinate and obnoxious about it. Unfortunately, people like that won't learn until AFTER something really tragic happens. I don't feel so bad for them as I do for their families and the people they might someday kill.
It would be one thing if these idiots (and they're not always kids) would just kill themselves when they finally have that inevitable wreck. In such a case "justice is served" sez I. But no, usually they kill an innocent driver or a car full of innocents and emerge unscathed themselves.

Something about summer in Colorado seems to bring all the crazies out on the roads. Today I was driving the vast 10 mile stretch from Cortez to Dolores at the posted speed limit of 65mph. Not only is 65mph the law, it's just plain common sense. You can drive that 10 miles at 90mph if you want, but any gain this may give you in driving time (what? 5 minutes?) is cancelled out when you hit the town of Dolores with its strictly enforced speed limit of 35mph.

Today some hotshot kid in a pick-up truck tail-gated me at 65mph for half the drive until I backed him off by tapping smartly on my brakes and scaring him into going the posted limit for a mile or two. He finally overtook me as soon as we hit the next blind curve and roared down the hill into town. I passed him at an intersection in Dolores a couple of minutes later. He had been pulled over by a traffic cop.

Sometimes there is a God.
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Old 07-26-2013, 09:35 AM
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Colorado Rambler wrote: I passed him at an intersection in Dolores a couple of minutes later. He had been pulled over by a traffic cop.

Gotta luv it when it plays out like that!
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