So CHP decided it was a good idea to put motorcycle units with radar guns around every bend of local expressways. You know, for safety, I suppose. Now some moron, who I’m guessing was speeding, saw the officer, slammed on the brakes and didn’t get a ticket. The moron is long gone, and the reason he didn’t get a ticket (if the officer indeed clocked him) is because the chain of cars slowing down behind him culminated to a four car accident which distracted the officer.
In this accident I got read-ended and my car was pushed into the car ahead of me (I was car #2). Three of the cars (including mine) had to be towed from the scene. Now this is morning rush hour, maintaining a following distance is next to impossible, if you leave a car length in front of you somebody is going to merge in. So who is going to wind up responsible for all this? Not the nameless moron who isn’t even legally part of the accident ( he didn’t get hit ). Not the officer blatantly endangering everybody just to squeeze in some more ticket revenue (this happens all the damn time, and it shouldn’t, one way or another). It’s probably going to be the poor young guy with a newborn daughter in the very back who ran his beat up old Hyundai into a nice Mercedes, which rammed my Sebring, which rammed an almost brand new Volvo.
I have good brakes. If I didn’t get rammed there would be no accident. Nobody involved was speeding or doing anything even remotely unsafe. Hell I was going 20 miles under the speed limit. Fucking ticket revenue.