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2009 Dodge Viper SRT10: Viperoadtrip Inevitability

July 16, 2010

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So, this was predictable.

We were traveling on I-70 east of Grand Junction, CO (surprisingly good eats at Naggy McGee's Irish Pub, by the way) at an easy cruise when we slooowly reeled in a box truck, the back of which was emblazoned with the words 'Highway Patrol'. The side logo read 'Hazardous Materials Removal Unit' or some such. Huh, never seen that before. We continued oozing past the truck at less than ten over the limit.

They're cops on a freeway, so we should guessed havethey were more interested in harvesting revenue than removing hazards.

According to the patrolman in the Charger you see above, the truck had radioed ahead to him while he was perched in the canyon several miles up the road in order to alert him to our presence. That's wherethe limit drops to 60 mph, and conveniently enough, officers heavily patrol this area for revenue collection your safety.

This one wrote us up for 73 in a 60.

Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor.

Previous Viperoadtrip entries: first, second, third, fourth, fifth

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