[CQ-Contest] Driving at 4AM

Mark Beckwith 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.

Mark, N5OT

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