Lucky overtake, no radar from the LEO

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HI, all.
I was pretty lucky this morning when passing 2 vehicles. As soon as moved to the left lane, I spotted far ahead the oncoming dark colored vehicle, and was little hesitant if I should keep going. Note that there is no way to positively ID LEO from that far, it was just a gut feeling. That's why I kind of eased up on the pedal while overtaking the 2 cars (normally I pass as quick as possible, so would have been 80 or faster), and slowed down a bit when done. Sure enough, it was a LEO! Lucky he did not blast me.
 

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PHEW! Thanks for sharing!
 

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PHEW! Thanks for sharing!
Couple years ago I had very similar encounter. I started overtaking a vehicle uphill, and that driver stared speeding as to not let me pass him. I ended up passing him at about 85 MPH on a 60 PSL and a LEO popped up on top right in my face, while I was still getting back top the right lane. I stepped on the brakes but I knew it was too late. I saw the LEO on my rearview pulling on the shoulder and I got so mad to that jack that made me speed way over than "necessary".... Guess what? Lucky me, the LEO never turned around and did not come after me! I have no explanation, but I was happy to have that chance...
 

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Good thing the cars you passed didn’t gun it like most seem to do. Cool video.
 
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Good thing the cars you passed didn’t gun it like most seem to do. Cool video.
Thank you!
For sure. Most likely I would have given up and went back behind, just did not feel right. I never understood why the hatefulness of others when you pass them, and suddenly they try to cut you off or tailgate you...
 

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For sure. Most likely I would have given up and went back behind, just did not feel right. I never understood why the hatefulness of others when you pass them, and suddenly they try to cut you off or tailgate you...
That's why I always pass as fast as possible - both for safety reasons and not to give them a chance to block me. Unfortunately it's very easy to hit PSL+25-30 when doing this and if an LEO happens to come around the bend ahead you're screwed.

Nice video by the way. What's the PSL in this stretch?
 

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That's why I always pass as fast as possible - both for safety reasons and not to give them a chance to block me. Unfortunately it's very easy to hit PSL+25-30 when doing this and if an LEO happens to come around the bend ahead you're screwed.

Nice video by the way. What's the PSL in this stretch?
Thanks for the input! It's 60. On that road I usually pass at 80-85, then slowly go down to 70-72 as far as there is a good view far ahead...
 

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It's very interesting how the gut feel can tell you something! I had one the other day myself on my back country roads commute... I could see a couple cars in the distance (like 3.5 miles out), way to far out to tell what they were, but the gut said slow down. I coasted down into tolerance from + 25, second car in the clump coming was an unmarked black caprice LEO that I have seen doing rolling radar enforcement before. no I/O, but I was now only like +7 so probably not moving enough to solicit a shot. no idea how the gut knew, but the gut knew there was a leo in that pack. Even if I had gotten much closer, not sure i would have spotted the Leo in that getup in time as they don't look like the usual leo vehicles.
 

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For some reason I'm experiencing more and more that I'll be following behind another driver blasting along in the left lane at a "decent pace" (those who aren't left-lane hogs, of course) until it comes time to pass someone putting along in the middle lane. Then, for some God forsaken reason, the driver I'm following will slow down so that they are barely making forward progress in relation to the car we are supposed to be passing! :yell: Then, if and when we finally get past the car that it took 29 miles to finally pass, the driver ahead of me will speed back up again! WTF?!?!?
 

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It's very interesting how the gut feel can tell you something! I had one the other day myself on my back country roads commute... I could see a couple cars in the distance (like 3.5 miles out), way to far out to tell what they were, but the gut said slow down. I coasted down into tolerance from + 25, second car in the clump coming was an unmarked black caprice LEO that I have seen doing rolling radar enforcement before. no I/O, but I was now only like +7 so probably not moving enough to solicit a shot. no idea how the gut knew, but the gut knew there was a leo in that pack. Even if I had gotten much closer, not sure i would have spotted the Leo in that getup in time as they don't look like the usual leo vehicles.
Wow, that +25 could have been a big bust! Interesting encounter for sure, and unmarked LEOs are the worst. I don't have 100% stealth locals here, but there are few that are very hard to ID, unless they are right at you. Most of them I can spot from far enough for an eye save. Situational awareness is a must at all times...
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Then, for some God forsaken reason, the driver I'm following will slow down so that they are barely making forward progress in relation to the car we are supposed to be passing! :yell: Then, if and when we finally get past the car that it took 29 miles to finally pass, the driver ahead of me will speed back up again! WTF?!?!?
Exactly! I encounter those all the time. I guess it's the mentality of "I am better than you (or my car is?), so you are NOT entitled to be in front of me"... Just a retarded behavior. If I see someone fast approaching, I do my best to get out of their way as quick and as safe as possible.
 
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I go through this all the time! I always just assume that they will always be an idiot so I blast by them and get a good gap on them before they know what hit them! That's when having a R1 comes in handy! I always try to time it so I'm not coming to a hill or curve when I make the pass, unless of course I get stuck behind a slow leak and get pissed, then all bets are off!
 

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So ya'll are saying slow drivers actually speed up when you attempt to pass them? Or are you attempting to pass someone to slowly? It takes a lot of power to overcome a vehicle in a few seconds. If they are doing 50 and your doing 60 or 65 , its not gonna happen. You need to do at least 70 or 75 to get around in seconds. So yes, I advise you to blow their doors off for safety reasons.
 

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So ya'll are saying slow drivers actually speed up when you attempt to pass them? Or are you attempting to pass someone to slowly? It takes a lot of power to overcome a vehicle in a few seconds. If they are doing 50 and your doing 60 or 65 , its not gonna happen. You need to do at least 70 or 75 to get around in seconds. So yes, I advise you to blow their doors off for safety reasons.
We are saying the former - that slow drivers actually speed up when you attempt to pass. I've seen it time and time again. The worst offenders are the ones that sit in the left lane going the speed limit or below on the interstate. You come up behind them, wait a while, and then you go to pass on the right. All of a sudden they accelerate madly to try to stay ahead of you. You go back to the left lane behind them and they slow down again.
 

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We are saying the former - that slow drivers actually speed up when you attempt to pass. I've seen it time and time again. The worst offenders are the ones that sit in the left lane going the speed limit or below on the interstate. You come up behind them, wait a while, and then you go to pass on the right. All of a sudden they accelerate madly to try to stay ahead of you. You go back to the left lane behind them and they slow down again.
Ride the rumble strips like your drunk. They will move over.
 

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Ride the rumble strips like your drunk. They will move over.
Not if they're too oblivious to even glance in their RVM and notice you're there until they see you passing on the right. (You'd be surprised.)
 

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Not if they're too oblivious to even glance in their RVM and notice you're there until they see you passing on the right. (You'd be surprised.)
Try it out. The noise will cause them to look up lol. I had a crazy friend that used a PA and his cell phone to play loud foreign music on left lane hoggers. So they either had to listen to music the whole trip or move over. Then hed roll coal on you. Since I got older, had to stop riding with him lol. Hed have his left lane hoggers hunt days lol. Nothing aggressive . Just fun times.
 

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