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Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Ticket for Driving 2 MPH Under The Limit

There are some people on the road who don't take too well to being passed, even if they're driving under the limit. Sometimes when I pass a driver and get back in the right lane, he or she floors the accelerator, changes lanes and drives in the left/passing lane next to a slow vehicle at the same speed that vehicle to block me for a while. Needless to say, it is VERY frustrating and it seems like people like that may have something to worry about in the future.

According to Jalopnik, a lady in Maryland was pulled over and ticketed for driving 2 mph under the limit (full post: You'll Love The Police For Giving A Woman A Ticket For 2 MPH Under The Limit). I don't know if she was blocking someone in particular, as I have seen happen several times on the highway, or she simply didn't think it was a big deal to drive under the limit in a passing lane. There is usually a law that states you can only drive in the left lane while passing. I don't know if that's the case in Maryland or the cop just found it frustrating. What I do know is that the cop decided to do something about it.

Some people could say 2 MPH is too little - she may have not noticed or it may even have been speedo error. 2 MPH could easily have been a speedo error and it is possible that she thought she was driving at the limit but even if that was true, any driver should be aware of the road and considerate of other drivers.

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