the semi was really speeding -- or is there still a lower truck speed limit in NM? They've now eliminated the differentials (trucks and day/night) in Texas.
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In traffic this morning, running the speed limit of 60mph in the right lane of a divided highway. Behind me a pick-up followed by a semi.
Approaching from the rear in the left lane, with lights and siren, well above 60mph, a State Police car. He passes and disappears in the distance.
The semi pulls even with me on the left to pass, and then essentially runs along side.
Four or five miles further, the police car has moved onto the shoulder on the right, stopped, with lights flashing.
As we (the semi and I) pass the police car, in the rear view mirror I see the police car pull back on the road and move to the left lane. I speed up ahead of the semi so that the truck can pull to the right to allow the police car right of way.
The semi pulls in behind me, and the police car moves to the right lane behind the semi. We?re close to a ?pull out? along the highway, and the semi and police car both exit.
First time I have ever witnessed police pass ?their target? in traffic and then wait for them at a convenient pull out spot. How thoughtful of the police officer of the rest of traffic.