I was driving to Las Vegas to San Diego on a stretch of freeway in the desert on the 215.
The speed limit was 70.
There is little traffic I was going 76 on cruise control. I am always conscious about my speed. I was thinking 6 mph is less than 10% over the speed limit, so I doubt I would be pulled over.
I see about 20 yards ahead of me a car breaks. I was thinking there must be a police officer on the side of the road. I was right. I slow down to 60. Just after I slow down, I pass a police car on the right shoulder. There are three lanes. I am in the far left lane.
As soon as a pass, the police car drives off and merges into the middle lane. There is no car in the slow lane, so he has no reason to go into the middle lane. I was 75% sure he was going to pull me over.
He passes me.
When driving on the highway, what is the fewest mph over the speed limit anyone has gotten a ticket?