NBC — A Maryland woman was shocked after she received a traffic ticket on Interstate 95 — because it wasn’t for speeding. In fact, she was driving 2 mph under the speed limit. The driver, who didn’t want her name used, told NBC Washington she was driving in the left lane of I-95 in Laurel last Friday when she was pulled over and cited for failing to move right. According to the citation, she had been driving 63 mph in a 65 mph zone. “[I was] really shocked,” she said. “I thought, ‘Oh, my God, you’ve got to be kidding me.’” This was the first time she had gotten a ticket. She said there was heavy wind and she had slowed down to be safe. “Sometimes when it’s dangerous, you have to do what you can to stay safe,” she said. NBC Washington meteorologist Doug Kammerer said that winds were gusting at about 40 mph that day. “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.’”
Left lane cruisers are the absolute worst. Nobody takes speeding laws seriously except old women and cops whose wives are cheating on them. Which is all irrelevant because this story isn’t even about speeding. Basically about this bitch holding up everybody on I-95 who doesn’t think kite flying weather is the same as a biohazard spill. Cop saw her tortoising her way to Bingo night in the fast lane, realized she wasn’t a couple blazed high school kids, and told her to GIDDYUP. Good thing too, because a few more minutes and a cyclist might have passed her on the right and really startled her. Sitting in the left lane going two under on cruise control doesn’t make you a good driver. It puts you in the same category as brown nosers, snitches, and chicks who don’t put out on the first date. Yeah, you’re technically following the rules, but everybody hates you for it.