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Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Zoooooooom, smell the burning belts, brakes, and fluids

Monday, July 12th, 2010

What’s the fastest you’ve driven? Well, the Crown Victoria Police Interceptor has a factory electronic governor of 130 MPH. I’ve been in the passenger seat to see this quite a few times, and as a newly-unleashed officer have done it a couple of times already. There are precious few places and circumstances where this kind of speed is justifiable and relatively sane. Usually it’s an interstate at zero dark thirty on a weeknight with five miles between you and another officer who is in danger of getting his ass kicked. The landscape is entirely different once you pass 110 or so, and I’d never do it just for fun unless I was on a closed course. Then again, I’m boring.

In my personal vehicles, I doubt I have ever topped 90 MPH while passing.