An unidentified woman was recently ticketed for $90 while driving 63 mph in a 65 mph lane on Interstate 95 in Laurel, Maryland (video below).
The driver, who didn't release her name, told NBC 4 Washington D.C. that she was driving in the left lane of I-95 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.'"
The woman said the area was experiencing heavy winds and she had slowed down to be safe: "Sometimes when it's dangerous, you have to do what you can to stay safe."
She has filed a complaint with Maryland State Police and plans to fight the ticket. The police claim they are not allowed to discuss the ticket, even though the department sends out press releases about more serious crimes.
"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.'"
Source: NBC 4 Washington D.C.