While going uphill (North bound – see map above) from the junction of Taylor Way and Marine Drive, an unmarked police SUV (dark color GMC) was behind me and immediately passed me at great speed. It was NOT flashing its police lights and obviously over the speed limit. My wife and I both said why is he in such a hurry to pass us. At the first light (Keith & Taylor Way), we both stopped at the traffic light as the first car. The unmarked police SUV was on the left lane and I was on the right next to the curb. It was still not flashing its police lights. When the traffic light turns green, it seems to want to return to going fast but appears to be lagging behind while I was thinking he should not be going so fast before. Naturally, one can be intimidated into going fast / going into a race. Upon the next light (Ingelwood & Taylor Way), I had already passed him / he let me passed him. Thinking that he is just another ordinary driver with natural instinct I put my car in front of him on the left lane. When the light turns green, I started moving and noticed that he is behind me probably at tailgating distance. We then stopped again at the traffic light of Highway 1 and Taylor Way. He was still behind me at that point. When the light turns green this time, I proceed at higher speed but he seem already knew that he was going to tag me (without a radar) and as I proceed further up Taylor Way (not entering Highway 1) and about to turn left at the top of Taylor Way, he turns on his police flasher and stopped me at the top of Taylor Way.
I think that instead of the traditional radar gun – which sometimes sits at the top of Ingelwood and Taylor Way – the police have found this new way of provoking you into a race, then let you run fast and ahead, and then ultimately tag you. So if you see an SUV racing uphill on Taylor Way fast, watch out!