Blue Lights And Sirens

@andriaperry (50846)
United States
July 11, 2018 5:52pm CST
I will admit that I do drive a little faster than most women and that I do sorta of drive through yellow lights ( @Juliaacv ) from time to time. So, today I am on the interstate minding my own business driving to an appointment, In the fast lane but everyone was ....speeding?! When I looked up and there was a state trooper inches from my bumper with the blue lights on and then he wanted to make sure I was scared so he cut on the siren. Tony was saying "pull over!!" So I put on the blinker, looked back and got over to the middle lane, next was battling the semi`s to actually get to the side of the road. As soon as I got into the middle lane, the trooper flew past me! I am sure I began to breathe again. Why was I relieved? I was doing 86 mph in a 70 mph zone and that would have been a huge fine to pay. About 5 miles up the road, since I just carried on after he got around, He was stopped on the right side of the road but on the left was a Mercedes driving really slow, in all the tire litter and junk that is on the interstate. I wondered of that car was stolen. That was my "whew!" moment of the day. How was your day?
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@Tampa_girl7 (25693)
• United States
12 Jul
You were blessed to not get a ticket.
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@andriaperry (50846)
• United States
12 Jul
Yes, that meant someone else was committing a worst crime.
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@rebelann (41321)
• El Paso, Texas
11 Jul
Hmmmmm, maybe I won't go so fast next time I'm on I10, the speed limit here is 60mph and mostly I do about 80mph, not really fast in my opinion but I'm betting the sheriff would love to ticket me if they can catch me. Yikes, I couldn't outrun them if I tried and I wouldn't try no how.
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@andriaperry (50846)
• United States
12 Jul
Catch me iif you can!
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@rebelann (41321)
• El Paso, Texas
12 Jul
Like the bandit @andriaperry ??
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@andriaperry (50846)
• United States
12 Jul
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@NJChicaa (40274)
• United States
11 Jul
86 is crazy fast. I get nervous if I get up near 80 without realizing it. I'm always looking for troopers, marked or unmarked, when I'm on the parkway. I like using the Waze app on my phone too. That helps to give me a heads up for speed traps.
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@andriaperry (50846)
• United States
12 Jul
I will drive 100 and it feels slow.
@NJChicaa (40274)
• United States
12 Jul
@andriaperry oh hell no. I could never do that. The thought of a tire blowout stops me. 80 is the fastest I ever get and that is when I’m not paying attention. I try to stay at 70-75 on the parkway. The speed limit is 65.
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@andriaperry (50846)
• United States
12 Jul
@NJChicaa Ever since I was a little kid I wanted to go fast, climb high and be the thrill seeker.
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• Svalbard And Jan Mayen
11 Jul
I admire you. I drive like a tortoise. My day was fine, I just stayed indoor as it was warm outside. Drive safe, aite.
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@andriaperry (50846)
• United States
12 Jul
LOL, was that you I passed?
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• Svalbard And Jan Mayen
12 Jul
@andriaperry Don't go too fast Andria. Yep. You not only pass, but will reach sooner than me too.
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@jstory07 (67126)
• Roseburg, Oregon
12 Jul
You are lucky he was not after you . You better slow down and drive nice from now on.
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@andriaperry (50846)
• United States
12 Jul
Yes ma`am!
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
11 Jul
Good lord. That's fast. Lol, I actually do a little under the speed limit usually. I'm pretty cautiously.
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@andriaperry (50846)
• United States
12 Jul
I think I have/ had a need ofr speed.
@Juliaacv (30346)
• Canada
12 Jul
That's quite a story! I don't just blow thru red lights though, I have been known to fly thru the yellow, or light green as I prefer to call them, also. You might do the same. Its that July 20th thing, isn't it? I am glad that you did not get a ticket. I have to find time tomorrow to go and pay mine. Its been a really busy week, but I have to pay it by the 15th, which is on the weekend.
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@andriaperry (50846)
• United States
12 Jul
I just had a thought, what if he mails me a ticket?!?!? they do have dash cameras
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@Juliaacv (30346)
• Canada
12 Jul
@andriaperry We're going to be investing in a dash cam for each of our vehicles. There are too many people who will randomly come to a complete stop to get you to rear end them, which is how the chain reaction accident occurred that my husband was in, and there are so many pedestrians who will look totally engaged in doing something on their cellphones at corners and just walking, not really paying attention to the traffic around them or the walk/don't walk signs. They are just begging to be hit (lightly) and then they've got you in court and you're paying forever. Its a sad world when people want and get things this way.
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@andriaperry (50846)
• United States
12 Jul
@Juliaacv Those scams were popular here a few years back.
@Blondie2222 (21809)
• United States
12 Jul
I would've been so relieved also to not get a ticket & to know he was after someone else. I always speed too and so does my sister. I have yet to get a ticket though.
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@andriaperry (50846)
• United States
12 Jul
Knock on wood, I have not either, I have been pulled over and my license ran but I have never got a warning or a ticket.
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@Blondie2222 (21809)
• United States
13 Jul
@andriaperry you are very lucky then, and hope luck continues your way. I know plenty of people that have gotten more then 1 ticket i just laugh.
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@LadyDuck (157442)
• Switzerland
12 Jul
They had something more important to take care of, I wonder what happened that prevented them to give you a ticket. More than 10 mph above the maximum here is not only a fine, it's a suspension of the driver license for 6 months. I always keep an eye on my husband, he speeds too much.
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@andriaperry (50846)
• United States
12 Jul
Oh wow, 6 months! here they only do that to repeat offenders. They had stopped and was checking out the Mercedes.
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@LadyDuck (157442)
• Switzerland
12 Jul
@andriaperry I am always scared when my husband goes too fast, I do not have a driver license.
@wolfgirl569 (4843)
• Marion, Ohio
12 Jul
Glad he just wanted to get past you. I would have loved to see your face when the siren sounded.
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@andriaperry (50846)
• United States
12 Jul
It really was a shock to look up and he was there because I do use my mirrors a lot.
• Marion, Ohio
12 Jul
@andriaperry I bet! They can be sneaky sometimes
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@snowy22315 (47242)
• United States
12 Jul
I guess OK, considering I had to go to the dentist. You are darn lucky you didn't get a ticket if you drive over 80 here in VA you can be charged with reckless driving, and could potentially go to jail..Use cruise control!
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@andriaperry (50846)
• United States
13 Jul
I will remember that when I come that way.
@Courage7 (6008)
• United States
12 Jul
Wow you fast driver..better watch out girleen lol God Protect you on those roads.
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@andriaperry (50846)
• United States
12 Jul
Its not just me, I am driving with the flow of traffic. Yes God does.
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@YrNemo (12657)
12 Jul
Some angels have been protecting you. Do take care, being fined is never a good experience. (I got one last year. Still got mad about it. Not for speed though, not even sure if I did anything wrong.)
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@andriaperry (50846)
• United States
12 Jul
Oh that really sucks when you don`t know why.
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@MarymargII (9770)
• Toronto, Ontario
12 Jul
So glad you skimmed by that one- It is scary when they get those lights and sirens on. Whew is right!
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@andriaperry (50846)
• United States
12 Jul
Yes and he was a bumper rider too.
@Plethos (10315)
• United States
12 Jul
in california, once you get out of the cities and major freeways, theres a lot of open straight road and before you know it, your car is doing over 90.
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@andriaperry (50846)
• United States
12 Jul
Same here.
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@hostessman (9449)
• Tucson, Arizona
12 Jul
you were a little lucky i would say
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@andriaperry (50846)
• United States
12 Jul
Something bad was happening in the other car.
@RasmaSandra (17570)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
12 Jul
Glad you didn't get a ticket. That was real lucky.
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@andriaperry (50846)
• United States
12 Jul
Yes it was!
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@responsiveme (16240)
• India
12 Jul
Close shave. I guess the policeman was pursuing the other car so didn't bother about the 86 minus 70 you were doing
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@andriaperry (50846)
• United States
12 Jul
Yes they must have did something bad.
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