Speeding like a wild teenager?
Were you caught RIDIN DIRTY? Yeah, we've all heard the rap song. Although I can't tell you exactly what it means, I'm assuming it concerns breaking the law. Maybe driving drunk, or under the influence of drugs. Or possibly just speeding like a wild teenager. This seems to be the most common traffic violation known to man. I've been pulled over for speeding five times in my life. Twice I received a ticket and the other times I got off scott-free. I quickly realized that your attitude plays a huge part. The officers that did not pass me a ticket seemed pleased that I was so polite and simple to deal with. I tell you, I'm pretty sure it's what got me off. Nothing beats a stellar attitude. Alright, on a more serious note, there are ways you can prevent getting caught "ridin dirty." One of the basic ones is by purchasing a cobra radar detector.
Cobra radar detector go BEEP BEEP BEEP
My brother purchased a radar detector right after he got his license. I didn't think much of it at the time, since I was only 14 years old. However, once I started riding with him, I soon understood the deal. He was a speeder! The guy had one serious lead foot. And every once in a while I would hear that cobra radar detector go BEEP BEEP BEEP. This was the fair warning that a cop or trooper was close by. My brother would immediately hit the breaks and slow it down. Before we knew it, a patrol car would either roll past or we'd spot one on the roadside. That's when you just look at them with a grin of satisfaction. Not that they'd notice with that box of Dunkin Doughnuts on their lap.
Illegal in some states
Be warned! Not every state or city is going to allow a contemporary cobra radar detector on your dash or windshield. Cops and state troopers can tell if you have one of these and some of them think it means you're a speed demon. Clearly if you're cruising around with a cobra radar detector, you're planning on exceeding the speed limit, right? Okay, we all know that's not the case. Sometimes we break the speed limit by accident. No one uses cruise control all the time. Regardless, NEVER take a cobra radar detector into a state that outlaws them. It's not worth it!