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These guys just drove an E63 AMG across America in a record 27 hours, 25 minutes

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  1. puffin
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    It's interesting that one of their most useful tools, after the spotters, is just Waze, even when you're doing an extreme 100+MPH run across the US. I've driven halfway across the US on the...

    It's interesting that one of their most useful tools, after the spotters, is just Waze, even when you're doing an extreme 100+MPH run across the US. I've driven halfway across the US on the interstates and it definitely seems like 80% of the police on the side of the highway are tagged by drivers. Though that frequency drops at night and in empty stretches of road. Now that the same feature has come to Google Maps it seems that tagging speed traps is going to become widespread. Will be interesting to see if that affects the actual number of traffic stops.

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  2. moonbathers
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    I'm not much of a car person, but reading about the 2013 record was fascinating and as soon as I saw this it immediately took my attention. I recently drove 400 miles mostly on interstate and...

    I'm not much of a car person, but reading about the 2013 record was fascinating and as soon as I saw this it immediately took my attention. I recently drove 400 miles mostly on interstate and thought I did pretty well averaging 66 mph, but these guys went seven times as far and averaged 103.

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    blitz
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    The thermal camera for deer is a pretty cool idea. I wouldn’t mind having one of those. Even at legal speeds it seems like it would be pretty helpful.

    The thermal camera for deer is a pretty cool idea. I wouldn’t mind having one of those. Even at legal speeds it seems like it would be pretty helpful.

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    1. moonbathers
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      I agree. I get really nervous driving at night sometimes because of deer, even though I don't see them nearly as often as I did in high school.

      I agree. I get really nervous driving at night sometimes because of deer, even though I don't see them nearly as often as I did in high school.