Have you noticed how we have 'cop days' now? And we also have 'no cop days'. Yesterday was a cop day. Everywhere I drove, I saw cops out in force. On the days I don't notice cops diriving around, I won't see any!! (ok, with rare exception)
Sounds good that you listened to your instinct! And glad to hear no hassles with the man.
I feel like cops and CHP are being used as revenue collecting thugs by the higher-ups and greazy political muckety-mucks.
Glad you had a good ride, I love it when I can do the mid-week-sneak!
I think your feelings are right on target.
The states are hurting due to the economy and are looking for any way to pad the coffers.
Also, because of the cuts and budget restrictions, many local police agencies are cutting back on staff and officers.
So each officer has to justify his existence. So the more revenue he generates in the name of "safety", the better his chances of keeping a job.
Down here you never saw so many cops with radar guns after the economy tanked. Before, usually only during rush hour.
I see it frequently here during the peak snowbird season.
You fee like a TV dinner with all the microwaves beaming from behind every blade of grass.
The irony is they will slap a ticket on you in hurry for going 5 or 10 over, but hardly ever do anything to the real driving menace here, the elderly driver and cell phone talkers.