[CQ-Contest] Driving at 4AM
n5ot at n5ot.com
Thu Feb 5 10:14:31 EST 2009
> I was once told by a policeman that the way to be alerted to the
> possibility of a drunk driver was if someone was driving well over the
> speed limit, well under the speed limit, or at the speed limit since
> no one drives at the speed limit any more! ;^) There is a moral in
> there somewhere........
Here in my town, since I am frequently driving between 3 and 5am because I
go up to my radio station every morning to work DX, I frequently get pulled
over. The police in my town say they pull over everyone they can who is out
driving at 3-5am just because the likelihood they are drunk is so much
greater, and they look for "opportunities to check." 41 in a 40 with nobody
around = complimentary breath analysis.
They also pull over everyone they see leaving a bar at closing home if they
forget to use their blinker when changing lanes.
I think there's a moral in there somewhere too: The timing of an action can
draw suspicion and net efficient enforcement results. It's still not
against the rules to drive at 4am.
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