Hungry RCMP traffic cop today...

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So, I was out driving on some rural roads near Calgary.

Whaddya know, RCMP in a marked white F150 ends up on my bumper while driving on an undivided rural highway.

It was pretty obvious he was in traffic enforcement mode, as the R7 kept getting 34.7 alerts anytime someone passed in the opposite direction.

Looks like nobody was getting a speeding ticket, as I had my police escort for quite a ways.
Eventually, we caught up with a real slow Ford Focus. I.e, he was doing 50-60 kph in an 100 kph zone.

After a minute of driving behind the slow Focus, on went the red and blues in my rear view mirror. Idk if the guy didn't realise I was just following the slow vehicle, but he stayed behind me for a little while and only later pulled out, passed, and stopped the slow moving Focus.

So, I guess it doesn't matter if you're too fast or too slow, you're still going to get a ticket.
 

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LEO's around here love following close behind another vehicle, (especially if you're driving a pickup) and shooting oncoming traffic. My theory is that they like to use the front vehicle to stealth themselves.
 

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When they do that to me i suspect they are running my plates, and when it clears, they dive off.
 

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In Edmonton they will drive up your backside at night, wait for you to speed up, then pull you over. Pretty standard fare on the Western side of the Henday past Trans Canada and Stony Plains turn offs usually after midnight.
 

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In Edmonton they will drive up your backside at night, wait for you to speed up, then pull you over. Pretty standard fare on the Western side of the Henday past Trans Canada and Stony Plains turn offs usually after midnight.
That's exactly how I was pressured into my first speeding ticket when I was 16. My contempt for law enforcement continues to this day.
 

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I actually like that he pulled over a car going too slow. Impeding traffic can be dangerous and certainly causes most members of this forum to go CRAZY😜 !
 

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That's exactly how I was pressured into my first speeding ticket when I was 16. My contempt for law enforcement continues to this day.
Exactly same thing happened to me! Two days after my 16th birthday
 

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RDF is our First Unjustified Speeding Ticket support group.
I LOVE THAT IDEA.
Honestly, it is funny how the behavior of some of those knuckleheads has influenced our behavior. It is the sense of fairness that makes me want to have a warning of the BS enforcement that is done out there.
 

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Same exact scenario for my first ticket. Cop riding my bumper at night. The silhouette of his light bar looked like a minivan to my untrained eye until it lit up.
 

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My guy rode me at night so I couldn’t see anything so I speeded up and he continued to ride me. This went from 100 kph all way to 177 kph when lights turned on.......
 

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Rear facing dashcam is your friend, submit with a formal complaint. Won't do diddly squat with your ticket but sent to the right people can make the officers life uncomfortable.
 

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The peer pressure when someone rides your bumper is real. Is it being considerate? Upset from someone getting real close? I still haven't figured out why it's so uncomfortable when someone rides my bumper.

Unless you are in the left lane, of course...

I do see this tactic used a lot though, I don't know if it's intentional or not or just out of habit. I know a lot of people who just have to tailgate people for some reason unbeknownst to me.

Visual cues of vehicles is very important for staying ticket free!
 

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LEO's around here love following close behind another vehicle, (especially if you're driving a pickup) and shooting oncoming traffic. My theory is that they like to use the front vehicle to stealth themselves.
Yep, I think you're right. I've had that save me twice though as a detector user. They turned on their radar before getting a clear shot at me and that allowed me to slow down in time.
 

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