I can attest to that - my husband got his car and I thought it was zoom zoom city (2002 VW Golf - 100hp lol). Picture the sunny Saturday on the August long weekend - I’m driving back from a shopping day in PG to Mackenzie…come upon a nice little uphill straight stretch with a passing lane…so I think to myself - let’s see what this “little diesel” can do. And I floored it.
DUMB DUMB DUMB
Of course - long weekend, cops abound. Oh, but I was invincible. I had a radar detector. I went flying by a little clearing on the left and the detector went off the charts. I yell “Oh $#%$” in the car and slam on the brakes. When I finally have the time to look at the speedometer…well, it was at 150kph and falling fast. Still not in the “clear” zone. As I pull over and whip down the detector and throw it under the seat (they weren’t illegal then, but cops like to give you a hard time about them - not sure if they are still illegal?). Cops arrives at my window.
“So, life or death situation?”
“Saw me at the last second there, eh?”
“Haha…yeah, the sun glinted off the white car”
“Any idea how fast you were going?”
And I’m thinking in my head - when the detector went off or when you got a steady speed? But I said “way too fast”
“Yup - I’ll be right back”
I got an excessive speeding ticket that day - $345. I was doing 180 and climbing before the detector went off - all in a 100hp diesel car. Would I do it again? You bet - but only on a closed road
Since then I’ve learned to “smart speed”. No flying around corners, if it looks “too straight to be true” it probably is…and - you have a better chance of getting away with speeding on the highway at night. Of course - then you have to watch for animals - either way - I’m not advocating speeding, but I’m not saying I’ll slow down, either. smirk
Wow this turned into an off topic rant. Sorry all