Explanation Wyatt! Defend Your Race!!
Cops! Is there a cop that is under 5'10" that doesn't have an attitude?? I seek an explanation from Wyatt.
I was driving to work today. . . .late as usual. As I get to the Egg Harbor Toll, I see a NJ State Trooper. So I ease through the EZ Pass and between 15 and 20 MPH.. . .I'm looking at the speedometer. The Toll Booth flashes 43 MPH. So, I'm thinking, here comes a court date.
I continue on and guess who is about 12 carlengths behind me Super Trooper. I keep an eye and stay and 65 MPH. . the speed limit. I'm passing a car here, a car there. Everythings fine. . . . .Then the lights flash.
I pull over. I say "Is there a problem, Officer? I was going the speedlimit."
"I pulled you over because you were driving in the left lane. You are suppose to drive in the right and pass on the left. I followed you for 2 miles and you never left the left lane."
I said, "I know I was gaining on the cars in the middle lane so I stayed in the left lane as opposed to weaving in and out of the lane. I figured that that was safer." (We had already established that I wasn't speeding.)
He asks me where I'm going. I tell him that I'm heading to work. polite. polite. polite. Now, in my mind, I'm thinking "The left lane?? Are you fuckin' kiddin' me??"
He checks me out and gives me a written warning. I say "Thank You Officer. . . .Excuse Me! I want to make sure I got this straight. I should jump back in the right lane after every car I pass even if they are going slower? That weaving in and out of traffic doesn't seem safe to me , but if your telling me to weave in and out of traffic that's fine, it just doesn't seem . . .. ."
"I'm not telling you to weave in and out of cars."
Okay! Just trying to be safe! Thanks for the warning!
What is that about!?! People are whipping passed us and cluttering up the left lean. This guy has to make me later than I am, because I was in the left lane. NOTE: This guy was at least 12 carlengths back or I would have moved over to him by. I WAS passing. I had my seat belt on, my new handfree Bluetooth. How safe do I have to be before this 5'2" Napolean . . . .AAAAAHHHHHHH!!
I have decided that it was probably a new rookie thing. Police Scavenger Hunt! Today you have to pull over a car in the left lane. Tomorrow, you have to pull over a woman with her left turn signal on. Friday is a written warning to someone with a BABY ON BOARD sign in their window.
Wyatt? Rebuttal? Explaination??