Monday, April 22, 2013

Taxi! Ooops, Nevermind.

There is a parkway Linda drives on all the time to teach her classes, sometimes 4 trips a day.  It's actually a pretty road and has a very popular bike/walking trail in the area she drives. In fact, she wants to ride her bike to the YMCA since she can ride on protected paths the entire way.  Linda has to drive her little red car in the far right lane if she wants to obey the speed limit or even go 5 miles over.  Even Tierney chided her once for driving the speed limit.  She was like "MOM, you are driving soooo slow."  The speed limit on that stretch of road is 45 or 50 mph.  Linda drives between 50-55 and cars race past her like she is standing still!  Honest, you would think it was the Autobahn.  Some cars are going 70 mph when there isn't traffic.  Yesterday, there was an article announcing that police are hammering down on the speeders.  The slogan is "50 means 50" and the cops will be monitoring 24/7.  Last year during the same week of April cops wrote over 700 tickets to the speed racers.  This morning she saw lots of cops, but they will also be disguised in pickup trucks and sports cars. 
This police car is extra camouflaged.  They disguised it like a taxi cab! 

Anyway, it will be interesting to see how many people are pulled over and ticketed this week.  I'm sure next week people will be back to their normal racing speed.