Hello from under the dash of a '85 32 valve 928
I have driven a Porsche ( I prepared & restored) for 5 years and 152k miles with no moving violations. As you know shifting from 3rd gear to 4th is a felony. The ? is,how is it possible. Either I'm lying or I drive like a retired Highway Patrolman. Aside from a digital scanner, cb, beltronics in the front a whisler in the rear along with a 20 gig loran GPS, filled with all the current hot spots en route; I primarily drive at night between sunset and sunup while my wife sleeps. I do not stop. The Porche gets excellent millege and has a large gas tank for long trips.My wife drives during the day allowing me to rest. (except for the alerts of course).
What does this plan yield. Lets take a recent cross country I80 trip to see my daughter in Philly from GV, CA. We left just before midnight thursday. We arrived to a dinner at my daughters house Saturday afternoon. A loran calc avg spd of 61mph. Well below the posted speed limit. Consider the difference between flying out of Sac with the 3 hour time difference, 3 hour preboard time, possible missed connections, and the 2 hour Rental car pickup & drive time plus the 11 hour flight time starting at noon friday. You'll derive the same day arrival Saturday.
My hope is that I'll be able to pick up equipment , techniques, & ideas from this forum as obviously I really enjoy driving safely with no violations and want to keep my perfect record. I am blessed with a close friend who is retired CHP who has mentored me to where I'm ticket free today. However you can't expect to do this forever and not be pulled over. It will happen. I hope to make that occurance as safe & painless as possible.
All tips and comments are welcome.