East Texas Drivers: If This Is You, You’re Doing It Wrong
Lots of times, when you hear East Texans complain, it has to do with driving. Whether it's someone that is driving too fast, too slow, erratically, etc. We deal with bad drivers every single day. Sometimes, WE'RE the bad drivers that we're complaining about.
This post is for you guys. I've singled out one aspect of driving in East Texas that you need to make sure that you're NOT doing. Are you ready for this? Here we go!
If you're driving in East Texas, and you see a law enforcement officer of any type...city police, sheriff office, DPS, constable, etc. you don't have to slow down and maintain a speed that's 20+ miles below the speed limit.
Now, don't get me wrong, I know the law is that you do have to slow down if they are stopped on the shoulder with someone. I'm talking about just seeing the law enforcement officer in general. Most people see them, and immediately, they slam on the brakes (like they didn't see you speeding before that).
I was behind a guy the other day that was going 75 miles per hour, because that was the speed limit. Then, we both saw a DPS officer, and he went from 75, to a whopping 55 miles per hour. The actual speed limit didn't change, just our speed. I was stuck behind him doing that same speed for the next eight miles.
So, I say all that to say this: please maintain your speed limit here in East Texas. Thanks! Drive safe!