Greetings from Maryland. Please Send Us $40.

Pam got a letter from the State of Maryland. Seems that earlier in November, somebody driving her car was speeding–going 42 in a 30mph zone. The automated speed trap on this busy four-lane road, with no construction in sight, took four photos of the vehicle. One clearly shows the license plate number. Another shows an unidentified guy driving the car, a guy who, upon close examination, could be…me.

Yes, in the dark of night while driving in an unfamiliar city on the edge of Washington DC, I stumbled into a cowardly speed trap. In so doing, I ruined my wife’s heretofore perfect driving record. Fortunately, the citation said it wouldn’t affect points or insurance. All they wanted was $40…which, as speeding tickets go, is pretty cheap.

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