[Spridgets] cruise control

Peter Shull pdx.pete at verizon.net
Wed Apr 30 20:12:45 MDT 2008

I was born and raised in Kansas. First, if you're out and about in the 
boonies (of which there are several) you are immediately gonna draw yourself 
some attention. Second, if you are identified as a "furriner" your will 
immediately be held suspect. Third, like so many other small municipalities 
throughout our nation, speed traps and the like can be considered an 
essential source of revenue.

In my day Kechi, Kansas, which is in the south-central part of the state, 
was infamous for citing infractions for furriners based upon fractions, as 
in: "Well, looky there. Tags say that car is from north-central Kansas. That 
means the guy's a more than 100 miles away from home and is a furriner and 
just gotta be up to no good. Let's go give him a ticket, even if we have to 
make something up."

A friend of mine in New England says Island Pond, Vermont, can be the same 
kind of place. Says he got a ticket because the factory-installed mudflaps 
on his truck were an inch or so too high off the pavement.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Billy Zoom" <billyzoom at billyzoom.com>
> I hope it's accurate. We've been pulled over in Kansas for going 1.5 mph
> over the limit.

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