Drove down to Clayton, NC and back this weekend to be present for my sainted Mother's 75th Birthday. As the ONLY out of state brother in attendance, my "Favorite Son" title remains out of reach (GG, TDP, SS take note).
I got underway from Clayton this morning at 0730. The vast majority of the NC portion of the trip is roughly 70 miles on US95 North--where the speed limit is a pleasant 70. Between my onramp to 95 and the VA/NC border, I saw no police cars--nada, zero, zilch, null. Between the Virginia border and my crossing the Potomac into Maryland on 495 I saw 15 cop cars! The heat was out in the Old Dominion with a vengeance today--so I kept with the flow of traffic.
I do have another issue though--it's probably not enough to get on the "pet peeve" list, but when a cop has someone pulled over and is walking to or from the unlucky lawbreaker--THERE IS NO REASON TO SLOW DOWN. The Cop is not in a position to operate his gear. There were several times today where nervous nellies slowed to 55 as they passed--with really no reason.
I have an observation, or a question, really. At driving school, or in driver's ed class--do they tell women drivers that they are not allowed to look over at the car passing them? I'm amazed at the road discipline of your average female driver--whilst my own head is apparently on some kins of weird swivel. But that's just me.