North bound Hwy 6

Riesel, TexasOct 03, 20141 Comments

New twist on previous entries. Police vehicle with flashing lights on right shoulder behind a car. No people visible at the scene. Speed limit that was 45 goes to 35. While slowing because of speed limit signs, pass the “police” car staying in right lane. Within 75 yards or so, another police car pulls in behind me with lights flashing. Officer approaches passenger side of vehicle and wants to know why I didn’t “vacate the lane and slow down while passing an emergency vehicle”. I am from Louisiana and had no clue what vacating a lane meant. Officer gave me a ticket that says I was going 45 in a 35 zone and some mumbo jumbo about the lane, but the ticket doesn’t say vacating a lane. Also said this vacating the lane is a state law. Interesting that the officer watched at least 20 other vehicles fail to slow down and vacate the lane around us, but when he let me leave, he made a U-turn and headed back, apparently to his hiding place. Great place to avoid. Thanks for making the first vacation I have had in years such a memorable event. Won’t be coming this way ever again.

You can't claim ignorance on this one, especially since Louisiana had a "move-over" law before Texas did.. In fact there are move-over or "vacate" laws in all 50 states.....only the district of Columbia does not....ust saying...
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