In Richmond this morning, I read a newspaper article about “Operation Air, Land, and Speed,” a State Police speeding enforcement effort targeting I-95 and I-81. Read, but didn’t absorb. Five minutes onto I-95 northbound, I got a ticket. 72 in a 55. My first since September 1969, when Richard Nixon was president and man had just landed on the moon.
Why am I sharing this? As a cautionary note, but also to get ahead of the story by putting my transgression on the public record before the Washington Post’s intrepid police reporter got wind of it.