Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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Hmm. The Gulf Coast area cops are doing a big push too, they were annoucing it on the radio the other day. Seems the cops have an internal crusade going on in memory of other cops who were killed by reckless drivers on the Interstates who were speeding and/or yacking on their cell phones and ended up running into stopped cop cars. In Texas, they are setting up phony police stops and busting anyone who doesn't pull over into the left lane (Texas Law) or slow down for the stopped cop, or they can be ticketed for being "an inattentive driver" if they are yacking on a cell phone when an emergency vehicle is present, a novel way to get around the fact Texas does not have a no-cell phone law.
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