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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Random Thought of the Day

The new laser speed guns drive me crazy. Not because they catch me doing something, but because the way they're being handled is exactly like a firearm. I'm driving down the road, usually when it's getting dark or is dark, and there's a military aged man on the side of the road, and I can see him sighting down what to all appearances is a gun.

So through my brain go several thoughts. First of which is "active shooter" (it's not like Ohio hasn't had their share of highway shootings). Second of which is "best defense, swerve outward." The third thought is "best tactical move, run his ass down." Now, fortunately I can usually see the police car behind them. Although once he had it hidden behind an overpass pillar. One of these days I just now I'm going to run them down before I realize they're a police officer.

Is it just me, or does anybody else get this?


sheila, who isn't lurking today... said...

Oh, man! Does that suck!

The Akron police pointed a speed gun at me a while back, I could see the outline of a guy in the back of an SUV with the back hatch open, but I couldn't tell it was a police vehicle. All I saw was a guy pointing a gun at me. I panicked for a moment and nearly swerved out of my lane.

You'd think that after the highway sniper incidents in Ohio a while back, the police wouldn't use tactics like that.

Steve Buchheit said...

Sheila, yeah. I'm glad to know it's not just me.