Originally Posted by zippy_gg
The flip side is that your GPS could get you in trouble just as well... LoL
I was stopped for speeding on Taconic State Parkway (NY State) a couple of years ago. After the cop already handed me the the ticket, we engaged in this semi-professional conversation. "Nice GPS", he said. Aw, thanks. "Can I see it?" Sure.
Then, using a shortcut, that I even did not know about after many years of using this receiver model, he instantly brought up the trip computer on my GPS.
Only then it dawned on me that he was going to show me that I am a general scofflaw, with high maximum speed recorded. The ticket was already issued, mind you; this was to quell any protestations, I presume.
I got one on him, though. The trip computer showed high 3-digit values, something like 600-700 mph, as maximum speed.
He was stumped: "I knew BMW bikes are fast, but I do not think that fast", he mumbled.
I was just coming back from a loop that included several overnight passages on a car deck of a ferry. When the GPS receiver "wakes up" hundreds of miles from previous tracked location, maximum speed calculation can apparently get very confused. Check your own.
Below: not from that one, but from a similar trip. Was I fast or what?