Drag Racing Ticket
My boss has a 2000 Camaro Z28 SS. It's got heads and cam, intake, headers, hi flow cats, and an SLP Loudmouth. He also has 4.10 gears. The car is really loud and with the 4.10's it scrams real quick in 1st.
He was on his way to work this morning. his radar detector had been going off like crazy, so he was running pretty close to the speed limit. He got stopped at a traffic light and was turning left. The intersection had 2 left turn lanes and a Chevy Silverado 4dr Z71 was beside him.
They both turned left onto a 6 lane hwy that has a 50 mph speed limit. They took off a little quick, but not anything you would call racing. The truck got ahead of him, he shifted out of 1st at around 3000-3500. He shifted from second at 2500-3000, and made 3rd and 4th at about 2500. He went from 4th to 6th gear and began to cruise at 55 in a 50mph zone.
About a half mile down the road he saw a couple of cop cars with lights and sirens coming up on him at a real high rate of speed. He moved over behind the pick up to give them both lanes to go by. 1 cop car dives in front of him and one dives in front of the pick-up, stopping them both.
Well as you guessed he got cited for drag racing. The cop told him he was clocked going 95 mph. He asked to see the radar gun and the cop said well maybe it wasn't 95, but it was really fast. He said he hadn't gotten above 55 and wasn't drag racing. Cop didn't hear anything of it. He needs to appear in court on Jan 8th. Wish him luck.
The thing that has him the angriest is, this is one of the times he legitimately wasn't doing anything wrong. The cop must have heard the loud exhaust. I'm thinking he is going to have a tough fight since there were two cops in two cars that saw them take off.
In Florida there is jail time, loss of license, fines and they can take your car for street racing if he gets convicted.