The best car safety device is a rear-view mirror with a cop in it.
Lightning doesn’t strike twice, although if you're in Ukraine it just might.
You'd think I'd learned my lesson after Thursday's near-miss with a Ukranian prison cell. (I wonder what my friend the Ukranian policeman is doing with my 50 euro fine.)
From this encounter, I learned again that speeding is bad. This is a good thing to know on a 10,000-mile road trip called the Mongol Rally that started Saturday in Britain and ends in about five weeks at Ulan Bator, Mongolia. Speeding also happens to be a crime in most countries, except maybe Germany where we have the autobahn. After getting a ticket on Thursday, surely I would behave myself on Friday. I didn’t.
This time, however, I had a plan. As I was driving (not that much over the limit, so I did learn something), a policeman waved at me to stop. Earlier in the day I had seen another car fail to stop and continue driving. The police didn’t follow. So I kept on driving and evaded capture by a second Ukrainian policeman. Luckily he didn’t give chase and I finally decided that it was time to slow down.