March 13, 2013 2:00 PM by Smash
Yahoo – 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.
A big tip of the cap is in order for the police officer who pulled this woman over. I honestly wish this would happen more often. People who drive below the speed limit are bad to begin with, but if you do it in the left lane, you are the definition of an asshole. If you gonna drive your Oldsmobile at 34 MPH on the highway, do so in the right lane with your flashers on. Get the fuck out of the way.
I don’t know if it’s a drivers ed problem or just a people problem with the rules of the road. I don’t think it’s like baseball where there are unwritten rules. The left lane is for PASSING. You pass other cars in the left lane. It’s not for strolling along down the highway. It’s such a problem I like to think I’m helping other drives out with this. Whenever I come up to one of these cars in the left lane, they get a quick driving 101 lesson (and by driving 101 I mean I’m a complete dickhead). Tailgate like a mother fucker and if it gets bad enough, they get the flashers and/or light tap horn.
11 times out of 10 you’ll get the dirtiest look when passing. This is when you have to look over and own what you just did. This is when you toss on your game face. Don’t get them break you. Let them know who’s the professor and who’s the student.
Sidenote – This woman is 100% the type of person who treats any sign of precipitation like a blizzard. Suddenly forgot everything she every learned about driving.