posted on Mar, 13 2013 @ 07:34 AM
I have rules that I follow.
I drive less than 5 mph over the speed limit everywhere I go during the day. At night I drive the speed limit if well lit. In the country at night
frequently less than the speed limit (deer are a real problem).
A few observations.
In my experience Cops never pull anyone for doing less than 5 over. I've passed cops doing 4 to 5 over - no problem.
On the interstate if the right lane is full and slower than my five over I stay in the left lane. Sometimes people ride my ass when this happens
because 5 over isn't good enough for them. But heck I'm already technically breaking the law by doing 5 over and I'm not going to ride behind some
truck doing 5 less than the speed limit so I say - oh well get over it. When the opportunity presents itself I will move over. Unless the person
behind me is ridiculously close then I'll move over just to be away from them.
Its never worth getting "involved" with people on the road. Trust me if they are being a total jackass then you don't want to be anywhere near them
anyway. Just pull over let the fool around you or slow down and let them pass. Its not worth getting all disturbed over some idiot on the highway.
If out on country roads someone comes up behind me and rides my ass regardless of how fast I am going I usually pull over on the shoulder and let them
If I am in a situation where someone is tailgating and have no choice to let them around me I never slow down or brake check (anymore). I ignore them.
And If I find that I am getting really annoyed I'll even turn my mirrors to the side so I don't even have to look at them.
My goal is to have a stress free and uneventful ride to my destination.
I am in control of my emotions - not some moron on the highway.
edit on 3/13/13 by SherlockH because: (no reason given)