A Maryland woman received a $90 traffic citation Friday. Her alleged violation? She wasn't driving too fast. She was driving too slow.
The woman, whose name was withheld, was driving 63 miles per hour in a 65-mph zone on Interstate 95, according to a citation, which also indicated that she failed to keep right in accordance with state laws.
She told NBC4 that she was driving her 2002 Volkswagen Passat slowly because of windy conditions. She said she has never received a ticket before the incident, which occurred Friday morning while she was on her way to work. She intends to fight the citation.
John Townsend, an official with AAA Mid-Atlantic, says the speeding ticket is silly.
"It's sending the wrong message," he tells NBC4. "And that is, 'we'll tolerate you at more than the speed limit, but if you drive below the speed limit, then you're penalized for that."