NOTE: The second half of this trip is still pending because I have to drive back home. I'm here for orientation for college.
Ok so I drove from Dallas to Lubbock(in west Texas) today. The distance is just above 300 miles. Somewhere around 303 I think.
So before we left the driveway my mom wanted to mess around with my new gps. So she typed in all the info and it said it was going to take me 5 hours and 50 minutes to get their. I made it in just over 4 hours.
I only got 3 encounters which is odd because I usually get more. The first one was I/O. I had just turned from a light and was behind a few cars still accelerating to get up to speed so this wasn't really a save.
The second one I got was the most interesting. I was following a station wagon and probably trailing about a tenth of a mile behind. As we go around a hill I see him hit his break lights. I also cant see around this turn because ther are trees. So I'm thinking hmm, this is a big sweeping turn with no reason to break. As I trained myself, my first instinct told me that there was a LEO ahead and that I needed to break. Now I am at PSL. As soon as I was about to finish the turn I get a full blast of I/O Ka. About a second later I see the LEO. Funny thing is he had his lights on already on the side of the road. He had just finished pulling over a car and as the car was driving away he had turned on his radar. Then after I pass him he pulls onto the road and is speeding towards me. I'm like OMG, there is no way this is happening. So I move over to the shoulder in hopes that he will just pass me. Then he goes screaming by me with his sirens on and pulls the station wagon in front of me over. The best part was that he never even turned his lights off after he got finished with the original guy he pulled over. He just went straight to the station wagon!
Then the third one was just C/O Ka band that the state trooper left on when he pulled someone over. So that wasn't a save either.
I think the best part of the trip was when we got to Lubbock. My mom had slept most of the way so when she got done she figured out how to look at the stats on the GPS like avg speed, total time and top speed().
The following is the exact conversation that went on:
mom: YOU WENT 97 MILES PER HOUR?!?!
me: well...yea. I had a really good rabbit. I can't just not follow someone going that fast. It's against my nature.
mom: It's that **** radar website that is telling you about all this rabbit and radar detector bull**** isn't it!?
me: that might have something to do with it...
After that the conversation basically ended. I will edit this post for an update on the way back.