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Woman cited for driving 2 mph under limit

Published On: Mar 13 2013 09:38:59 AM CDT
Updated On: Mar 13 2013 09:46:09 AM CDT
55 mph speed limit sign on rural road

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A woman in Maryland was stunned after being ticketed for driving 2 miles per hour under the speed limit.

The woman, who did not want to be identified, told Washington, D.C., TV station WRC that she was driving on Interstate 95 in Laurel when she was pulled over by a police officer and ticketed to driving in the left lane for commuters.

Winds were gusting up to 40 mph that day, so the woman had slowed down to 63 mph in the 65 mph zone to be safe, WRC reported.

She said she'd never been ticketed before.

The local branch of the AAA called the ticket "silly" and said it sends the wrong message.

The woman plans to contest the ticket in court.