Hey, I'm into speed, & am not raining on anyone's parade, and even believe that there are places in the country where you can hit 150 plus without endangering anyone but yourself, but...
I got a ticket in Cali for doing 110mph on an empty freeway on a beautiful clear blue sky day. Had two mile site lines and maybe 3 cars per mile of road, 5 lanes in my direction, perfect just ground down concrete pavement. I was feeling good & just wicked it up.
The downside, a 100 plus ticket, is in a word, horrible. At least a $1,000 fine, loss of license for a month (at least), insurance premiums for who knows how many years at basically drunk driver rates, if you get another speeding ticket for ages you may have your license revoked. I just thought I would let you all know that there is a downside other than a faceplant. And if the LEO wants, they can write you for wreckless driving, which is vehicle impoundment & jail.
BTW, I was caught dead nuts on (I saw 120 on my BMW speedo, which is 9 percent fast, so I would say 110 was pretty spot on), I hired a lawyer, Mr. Sherman Ellison of Sherman Oaks CA (he works the whole state), and for the IMHO fair fee of $3,600, Sherman, with his 97 percent win rate, got my ticket DISMISSED. No fine, no record, no traffic school, no insurance premium increase, no probation. I did not attend the court date, so not sure his methods, but has nothing to do with how the vehicle stop goes down.
It was the afternoon I heard about the dismissal that I test rode the S4RS I really like.
I will not put myself in that possition with the law again. The downside is too great. Will I get it to 95? Most likely. But not break 100 in Cali.
The downsides I see are:
- the LEO crashes & burns catching me (read about that on another board)
- I kill an innocent driver
- I lose my license & look like an idiot to my kids, parents & employees.
Now get me a bike out in the badlands of Texas or Utah, with 10 mile sight distances & no other vehicles, I'd like to take a crack at 150 someday. Maybe.