I’ve talked about how riding a bike has changed my driving habits. One aspect is that I drive slower. This has caused me some grief, as too many people are impatient. Today, one driver got what he deserved.
I was driving up Highway 62 at 50 MPH – 5 MPH under the speed limit – and I was being tailgated by a pickup truck. Traffic was light, it’s a 4-lane highway, and this guy couldn’t figure out to go around.
I ignored him, as I usually do. He didn’t do anything aggressive, but didn’t back off either. He continued for almost two miles. At that point there was a police officer turning around in the road. The officer started to pass us, then slowed and pulled behind the truck, and pulled him over.
It’s possible the guy had no license plate, or a light out, but odds are that he was pulled over for tailgating. If so, that is the first time I’ve seen that happen, and I hope it continues.
I would have loved to stick around and listen to the conversation…
driver: “…but he wasn’t going the speed limit”
officer: “It’s an upper limit, not a lower limit.”