I feel I need to mention a little problem we seem to be having with our new personalized camo license plates. It may just be coincidence...but I don't think so.
We were coming back from the cabin weekend before last. We were just coming out of the mountains on 82 in New Mexico and I got pulled over by our favorite NM State Trooper. I don't know what his name is but he is VERY rude! Let me preface this by saying that I was NOT speeding. In fact, I had done nothing wrong. He was in an un-marked vehicle that just looked like an SUV to me. He pulled up right on my bumper and was following me really closely. So I pulled over to the shoulder to let him pass. I did this a couple of times because I wanted him to pass me. Then the lights came on.
He told me I seemed to have trouble staying in my lane! And then he told me he couldn't tell from my license plate what State I was from and that was illegal. Of course, the plate has a big white TEXAS on it but whatever! I didn't get a ticket, he just wanted to check out the plate I think.
Then, on our way to Fort Worth last Friday, everyone around me was going 82 or 83 on I-20. I was going 79 in a 75. We saw exactly one State Trooper and he stopped ME! Once again, I did not get a ticket...I think he was just wondering about the license plate. I am beginning to think it might be jinxed. We are driving back to the cabin for the weekend. I will keep you posted!
If the NM officer is rude, get his badge number and complain to the State! Just because they have badges does not give them the right to be rude (unless someone is rude first) and his bosses know this. However, he might just be grumpy because you call him a Trooper--in NM they are very touchy about the fact that they are State Police! : )