PSL +50 Insane I/O Save

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  1. pgsurface

    pgsurface PSL+10...ish Beginner User Premium Member

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    I’m heading down the freeway... I’m doing 80-85 for most of my 70 mile journey when all of a sudden I see a white Fiat in my rear view coming up on my tail.. QUICK. I let him pass, but couldn’t help notice the Cobra in his windshield... as he goes by, he nods his head at me, and gasses it again.

    I figured I’d give it a go, I start following this guy. He’s running 110-120. My work vehicle tops out at 112, but I tried keeping up with him. This goes on for a few miles, but then we approach a 4-laned section of interstate where the PSL drops from 70 to 65. We’re rolling, but I get a 35.496 alert on the V1 for just a split second... I slow to 85 and immediately get in the right lane, but he keeps on truckin’.

    Next thing you know, I get a full blast 35.5 alert. A blue and gold Explorer is rolling northbound.. I look in the mirror and see his brake lights and instantly know who he’s after. The Fiat driver stood on his brakes, but it was already much too late.

    A minute or so later, a WV State Trooper flys by me and blue-lights my rabbit... 115+ in a 65 has gotta hurt.....

    Hammer down & stay safe out there, folks
     
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    thesilverbullet Clemson Tigers Advanced User Premium Member

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    nice - and Cedar Electronics is turning escort into cobra
     
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    Some places they just immediately arrest you, no way out, for over 100.
     
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    Awesome to hear you can go 112 in your work vehicle! Thanks for sharing!


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    Officer’s discretion here... I would imagine he probably got cuffed. The particular stretch of 79 that we were on is notorious for “speed-related” accidents.. apparent reason for the 65 MPH limit
     
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    112 and not a click more — even downhill!
     

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    lucky, my work van (Former job) had a factory limiter at 90 which when traffic flow is usually 85 on the highway is no fun at all. but the 5.4L v8 could get me to top speed in a decent amount of time :)
     
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    and that is exactly why I'll never drive without a radar detector!! Awesome!
     
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    Glad you made it through without a roadside disco and possibly some cuffs :cool:

    At those speeds any questioning if an alert is real, especially Ka alerts I would be slowing way down too.
     
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    Thanks for the cool story and great save. Agreed, moments like that is why we run high end RD’s.
     
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    Any hint of Ka at over 100 and I am all over the brakes. Better safe than sorry is my motto when running triple digits.
     
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    pgsurface PSL+10...ish Beginner User Premium Member

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    Exactly. As soon as I heard the double “braap” the nose of that Impala almost kissed the asphalt. A ticket for 100+ around here runs ~$1,000, not including the possibility of getting liscence suspended/insurance costs..

    Not going to lie, I had an adrenaline rush when I had realized that I just had what some might call a “V1 Moment” — then again, anyone with a high-end detector and some sense would have been in the same boat.
     
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    Do you see much I/O in WV? A few of us that drive I-77 have commented that we're careful in VA and OH, but we rarely see any LEO's in WV. I haven't driven I-64 or I-79 for a few years so maybe the state police are running those areas??
     
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    Ohio and VA have dedicated highway patrols, which makes them hell to drive in.. (especially the communistwealth of Virginia) Here in WV, we do not. Highway safety is really incorporated into WV State Police duties. That being said, enforcement is still pretty rare. It’s starting to pick up on the turnpike these days.. lots of 34.7 and K-band down there, but up here on 79 I rarely (if ever) see police. Yesterday was like a 1 in 100 type of day. The northern part of the state is very K and 35.5 prominent... and most of the troopers that I actually do see around here I/O and Q/T.. almost NEVER see constant on.
     
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    Thanks. WV is one of the most beautiful states in the country to drive through - especially in the fall. I've lived in OH and VA and both are bad when it comes to traffic enforcement.
     
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    I appreciate that! It’s too bad so many people here believe the roadways are their personal trash cans... Highest per-mile amount of littered Bud Light and Mt. Dew bottles in the US isn’t something to be proud of...
     
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    My dad grew-up in Moundsville, WV and my parents both graduated from Bethany College. I lived in Roanoke, VA for awhile and covered parts of WV when I was a sales rep. I've moved around a lot but my favorite drive was probably Route 460 between Blacksburg, VA and Bluefield/Princeton, WV in the fall. WV gets a little bit of an unfair rap.
     
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    surprisinguy Government can only give what it takes... Intermediate User Premium Member

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    Rabbits are great - nothing better than a rabbit with a cheap radar detector though!
     
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    Yeah West Virginia... that'll be an extra helping of whoopass. But you never know.

    I've related this story on the forum before since I never found out what happened but about 20 years ago I was cruising 95/70 and I got passed by a Porsche 911 running maybe 120 mph. He disappeared over the horizon then a couple of miles or so later I saw police lights on the side of the road. It was a DPS Crown Vic with the Porsche pulled over as I approached I could see the Trooper waving at the driver then walking back to his patrol car with this big smile on his face. As I passed the two of them the tinted window of the Porsche rolled up, then it pulled out, accelerated behind me then passed me on the left and disappeared into the distance.

    To this day I don't know who he was or what happened but I bet he didn't spend 20 seconds on the side of the road. He was somebody important.
     
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    Good example of having a false sense of security! Cheap RD users are typically the fastest rabbits too:D
     
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