Let me tell the rest of the details and perhaps it will make things clear for some of you.
First. My write-up is about law enforcement profiling cars because of distintive markings, signs and looks. It is not about myself speeding and getting a ticket. I already said that I was speeding and I am going to driving school. Did the crime pay the time. I told my story to tell you how do I got to find out about profiling by law enforcement. I tried keeping it simple but obviosly it did not work.
Second. Profiling is being done in california for a good reason and that is a fact which I will explain later. I just want to inform my fellow CA member of the extent of it. I still do not believe is right thought.
Was my jellybean profile because of its looks? I have to say maybe. Of the three cars I mention before my car was the only one with distintive charateristics, the other two where just regular cars. We were all driving at the same speed and all three were next to each other but I was the only one pulled-over.
Remember that my attorney friends were the ones which mention profiling. Apparently is wide spreed troughtout the county. Why? Gangs. Some of the california gangs have enter street racing, which is a big problem right now. ONCE AGAIN, THIS IS FOR CALIFORNIA MEMBERS ONLY. My area has 3 major car clubs: Hondas, Ford mustangs and the classics (Pre 1975). I have talked to many of them over the last few weeks and their comments are very similar. Police is targeting them for no apperant reason or for minor infractions. Most of time dealing with visible mods or loud mufflers.
I had race on and off the track for almost half of my life. That is how I got my name (lucky). I am retired now from racing due to business and family. I know very well about speed and its consecuences. I do believe that racing on traffic street is STUPID AND IRRESPONSIBLE. I am talking about high speeds with total disregar for other drivers, in and our of traffic and things like that. I don't do that.
I purchased my new house two years ago. I have been driving that freeway at that speed for about that long. Why? they just drive that fast. I was run-over many time while driving at the speed limit. I found that driving at the FREEWAY SPEED it was just safer. Slow drivers are the major cause of accident on THIS freeway. I have driven with the cops next to me or in front of me at that speed many times and I have never once seen anyone ticket for following the freeway flow. As fas as know as long as you are not driving 85 plus or in/out traffic or following to close, never seen anybody ticket before. So it did came to a big surprise when it happenned to me.
Anyway my fellow member as I said before, do not be surprice if you get pull over for no apperant reason. The reason is obvious. YOU GOT THE LOOK.