I spent this weekend at Silver Star Mountain, and while driving down the hill Sunday morning, I had an interesting conversation with my boyfriend.
A little over half way down, several cars started flashing their lights at us. I know what this means but sometimes it’s hard to know if someone is flashing their headlights, or they just went over a particularly big bump in the road.
But after 5 or 6 vehicles ‘warning’ us, we began to think there might have been an accident or something we really needed to watch out for, so we slowed right down to 10 or 15 below the speed limit. (Not that we were speeding anyway.)
Turns out there was a cop tucked away in one of the driveways, watching for speeders.
This doesn’t bother me because I don’t really speed. (I say ‘really’ because there have been instances when I’ve gone a little over the speed limit, but I almost always obey the rules of the road!)
This is where the conversation begins.
“I know it’s supposed to be ‘common courtesy’ to warn someone when there is a speed trap ahead, but why?”
I mean, if you are speeding, like really speeding, shouldn’t you be caught and given a ticket? Aren’t you endangering the lives of others? And if someone warns you to slow down for the next five minutes, aren’t you probably going to speed up after you see the cop?
What sort of lesson does that teach you?
This is a bit of a rant, but I want to know your opinion, leave a comment or text 250-545-7557
IMO – slow and steady wins the race