Wide open roads and hyper aggressive drivers

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by windmill, Apr 8, 2020.

  1. Bt10

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    Discussing this with a coworker and he figures when the lockdown is lifted, tickets are gonna fly to make up for lost revenue (and get people under control).
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    Passed a state cop running radar on I95 north Express Lane at a solid 85mph... no car in front of me, no car behind me... and he didn't pull out. I never even touched the brake, figured I'd be a good sport and drop down to 75mph, I kept looking and he never pulled out. I pretty much pass them daily at 75-80mph and they seem completely unconcerned.

    While I V-E-R-Y much hope we can get back to normal, keep people healthy, and save the economy, I am very, very much enjoying the traffic-free interstates I use to get to/from work.

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    https://www.latimes.com/california/...h-surges-87-amid-california-shutdown-chp-says

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  4. windmill

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    Just on the news this morning, the WSP is starting to crack down on speeders, aggressive drivers, and will be doing emphases patrols,
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  5. phillyrube

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    I live within a mile of a 6 lane road and a limited access toll road. I've noticed an uptick in hard accelerations, and people hard driving their beaters without mufflers.
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  6. Tinker1980

    Tinker1980 Doesn't ask why, only asks how

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    For a couple of weeks in the Tulsa area we had much less traffic, which was nice. Didn't see many crazies though. The past week, traffic has suddenly picked back up to normal.
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    I've noticed an increase in traffic here this week too but I still think it's about 20% less than normal. It's sure been nice to be able to drive the speed limit during rush hour these last few weeks. It saves me about twenty minutes a day.
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    When we go to ride here the plan is to "get the hell out of Dodge!"
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    I've noticed a uptick in traffic, and the really crazy stuff has tapered off, mostly back to just the usual stupid stuff.
    Maybe the novelty has worn off? Public awareness curbed it? Who knows.
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    News article today in NY said speeding is up 200%.
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    Up 200% in frequency of occurrence of violations... or up 200% MPH above nominal speed of violations?
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    I thought for sure the answer would be "both" :rofl
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    Colorado State Patrol has run aircraft & team ops on I-25 several days in a row. They don't even pull over anyone running under 90 in the 75 zones. Often getting 100 mph travelers. (I listen on a police scanner as entertainment) Some TV news stories have shown radar readouts of 130 and 145 mph.
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    Everything re-opens here tomorrow. I guess they were all out practicing this afternoon - side by side at five under. It was nice while it lasted.
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  17. Arbolmano

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    Well the roads around here are noticeably less populated with cars. But local CHP taking as easy pickings, nailing right n left. On the Freeway........ on side roads however it’s like back in the 80s. Riding a motorcycle has to be the very definition of social distancing. No face mask with full face helmet.
    Besides our Genius President says it’s okay, time to re open.
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  18. steve3b3

    steve3b3 Been here awhile

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    I've been driving and riding to and from work for the last two years.
    bike or truck, I set my cruise control at around 78.
    I've passed a number of cars by about a 5mph margin. Been passed the same way, mostly.
    Don't even look over at the staties.
    I don't think I've been passed at hypersonic speeds more than once or twice, mostly on 91, south of Springfield.
    I like the lack of traffic, mostly because of the lack of left lane campers.

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  19. Jim Moore

    Jim Moore "You ain't black!"

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    Same here. As I walking the dog last night, a loud sportbike banging through the gears on the nearby main road. "Hear that guy?" I asked a lady on the other side of the street. She nodded. "I could beat that guy."
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    I hear tuners, brodozers, and to a lesser extent sportbikes banging through the gears every evening when I take the dogs out. Kinda amazing how often I hear mis shifts, and see evidence of them loosing control in turns.
    The odd thing is loud Harleys are noticeably absent for the most part. Maybe because they tend to be older folks who are more likely to comply with the stay at home directives?