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Unformatted text preview: njoy the fact that he is up ahead
there, flushing out the police and warning you with his brake lights.
This works especially well with sports cars and trucks as blockers. Sports cars
are cop magnets (I should know) and trucks can do a lot of blocking. Plus, trucks
have other advantages we’ll talk about later. Watch the oncoming traffic
Sometimes you get lucky and a kind-hearted motorist coming the other way will
warn you about speed traps ahead. There are a couple of standard warnings: the
headlight blinking and .the wave.
Only a small percentage of people will warn others, so this isn’t a reliable
method. But you should always be looking for it. It has saved me many times.
Do you warn oncoming motorists when you see a trap? If so, be careful the copy
you just passed can’t see you in the act of warning. Watch the traffic ahead
What you are looking for here is the sudden application of brake lights for no
apparent reason. To be effective, you’ve got to look considerably farther ahead
than you are used to doing. Take frequent glances ahead, especially on
highways when the cars ahead of you are rounding a corner, passing a bridge or
hiding place in the median or cresting a hill. That’s where the traps are, and
almost everyone instinctively hits their brakes when they see a cop, even if they
aren’t speeding. This is a simple matter of increasing your awareness and it can
be hugely effective. Beware the median strip
The area between the two lanes of a highway is where you will often see police
waiting for speeders. One great tactic here is to think like a cop. Where would
you hide? The U-turn roads that are typically marked for “authorized vehicles
only” are frequent lairs for cops in waiting. So always beware of those areas. If
you are coming up to one and you don’t have a blocker or traffic that could warn
you with their brake lights, it is best to slow down. Cops also love to take cover
in the median as you crest a hill or round a corner.
Bridge abutments can provide good...
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This note was uploaded on 02/11/2010 for the course BUSINESS 122222222 taught by Professor Wayne during the Spring '09 term at CSU Northridge.
- Spring '09