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S.V. Airlie
09-10-2015, 07:41 PM
West Hartford man heading to court Wednesday afternoon in Vermont was clocked by state troopers heading 112 miles per hour, Vermont state police said.Seth Tichenor, 33, was charged excessive speed and negligent operation after he was stopped on I-89 northbound in Royalton, Vt., state police said.
Before he was stopped, troopers said they saw him traveling over 100 miles per hour and weaving in and out of traffic in a 65 mile per hour zone.
State police said he was heading to court to take care of a speeding ticket when he was stopped.

Osborne Russell
09-11-2015, 09:37 AM
Where in Vermont can you go 100 mph for more than a minute or two?

Car 1 going 100 mph, Car 2 going 65 mph. Car 1 gains .53 minutes per minute of travel. So if you can average 100 mph over 10 minutes you can gain 5.3 minutes. If Car 2 leaves 6 minutes early, he gets there before you.

Garret
09-11-2015, 09:57 AM
Where in Vermont can you go 100 mph for more than a minute or two?

Car 1 going 100 mph, Car 2 going 65 mph. Car 1 gains .53 minutes per minute of travel. So if you can average 100 mph over 10 minutes you can gain 5.3 minutes. If Car 2 leaves 6 minutes early, he gets there before you.

Mistake #1: You are attempting to apply logic to this.

Jim Mahan
09-11-2015, 10:35 AM
Get busted doing over 100mph, lose your license for at least six months, maybe also have the vehicle impounded. Is that a hardship. Too bad, shoulda thought of that while you're were busy being so special, by breaking the law, which is in place to prevent that sort of driving impacting the rest of us on the road. The same with any recklessness behind the wheel, as with DUI.

At 33, that driver obviously still believes in his own imortality. Hopefully, he will eventually learn and not hasten his nor anyone else's mortal existence.

Osborne Russell
09-11-2015, 11:00 AM
Mistake #1: You are attempting to apply logic to this.

Story of my life :o

Mad Scientist
09-11-2015, 05:09 PM
Where in Vermont can you go 100 mph for more than a minute or two?

Car 1 going 100 mph, Car 2 going 65 mph. Car 1 gains .53 minutes per minute of travel. So if you can average 100 mph over 10 minutes you can gain 5.3 minutes. If Car 2 leaves 6 minutes early, he gets there before you.

Reminds me of an incident from two summers ago...I was driving on a two-lane road, at the posted limit. Suddenly, a hotshot on a crotch rocket flew past me in on a right-hand curve. All that he accomplished - other than a whole lot of dangerous driving - was arriving at the next red traffic light about 30 seconds before I did.

I wonder if he ever noticed that I'd caught up to him as we pulled away from the light.

Tom

S.V. Airlie
09-11-2015, 05:28 PM
Driving back from Houston to Cooperstown in a UHAUL at 55mph, I was passed eleven times by the same jag doing 80+ on Rte 81. Got to the point I just waved at him. Must of stopped at every gas station because I NEVER passed him!

Osborne Russell
09-11-2015, 05:45 PM
Where in Vermont could you go 100 MPH for more than a few minutes? Only on an Interstate, I would think . . . with very little traffic.

Too Little Time
09-12-2015, 08:59 AM
Where in Vermont can you go 100 mph for more than a minute or two?

Car 1 going 100 mph, Car 2 going 65 mph. Car 1 gains .53 minutes per minute of travel. So if you can average 100 mph over 10 minutes you can gain 5.3 minutes. If Car 2 leaves 6 minutes early, he gets there before you.

I think your math is wrong.. To save .5 minutes in 1 minute would require going twice as fast. But your point is accepted.

Most people speed on the interstates. I usually go 5 over the max. That saves almost an hour in a 10 hour day. That makes a difference.

S.V. Airlie
09-12-2015, 10:31 AM
It wasn't that he was stopped doing 100mph, it was that he was speeding to court to deal with another SPEEDING ticket! THAT was his excuse!

Sky Blue
09-12-2015, 10:54 AM
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