Ticket for driving 2 mph under speed limit

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A Maryland woman has gotten a very unusual speeding ticket for driving a mere two miles under the speed limit on Interstate 95.

Local NBC affiliate News4 reports that the woman, who asked to keep her name anonymous, was driving 63 miles per hour in a 65-mph zone. Police say the reason they ticketed her was that she was driving in the left lane reserved for speedier commuters.

“[I was] really shocked,” she told the station. “I thought, ‘Oh my God, you’ve got to be kidding me.'”

Of course, commuters who get annoyed by someone hogging the right lane might salute the move.

However, the woman noted the area was experiencing heavy winds at the time and she was only driving under the speed limit as a safety precaution. She also claimed to have never been ticketed before.

“Sometimes when it’s dangerous, you have to do what you can to stay safe,” she said.

She has one ally on her side: the local branch of AAA.

“The reason [the ticket] is silly is because it’s sending the wrong message,” said John Townsend of AAA Mid-Atlantic. “And that is, ‘We will tolerate you driving at more than the speed limit, but it you drive below the speed limit, then you’re penalized for that.'”

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  • Hamlet Siljkovic

    The police should be doing that all the time for morons that obstruct the left lane for passing traffic. Then there are those who think they own the road by speeding in the left lane, for example the speed limit is 65MH and the driver is doing 75/80 and just because he is braking the law he won’t get out of the way if you want to brake the law a little faster. Really! Ironic

  • Warren Fisher

    The cop was right to give this stupid cunt a ticket…if you want to drive slow then don’t drive in the fast lane. If this cunt doesn’t know that she shouldn’t be on the road in the first place.

    • Kim

      Totally agree. She was driving slower because of the wind, ok, understood, but why not then move to the right lane?

      Ticket deserved.

  • Lori

    I actually got pulled over on a local interstate by an unmarked car….for GOING THE SPEED LIMIT and “impeding traffic”, which is ridiculous! Especially since it was a Sunday afternoon (on my way home from church), and traffic was extremely light in comparison to the weekly commuter traffic.

    I ended up with just a warning….but are you KIDDING ME!?!? People are going 65-70mph in a 55, and you’re pulling me over for GOING 55!! The guy must not have met his quota for his shift.