Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Speed cameras snap almost 8,800 drivers in Maryland

This article appears in the Baltimore Sun today, and we are so HAPPY to see it. People drive incredibly recklessly around the Baltimore/Washington, DC area, and just can't follow the rules. So, the state has to treat them like children and get them to stop speeding by installing speed cameras.
Serves them right. Why is it so difficult to do the right thing?
- Yes, we've all been late for something. BUT, think about it. Is it worth taking someone else's life to get to something on time? (Can you get over that?) Is it worth losing your life? **Even if you're trying to get to a hospital to see someone before they pass away, call the police and ask them for an escort. Just think before you speed... and don't drive on a shoulder!! We've seen people using the shoulder as a lane and slamming into cars pulled over to change tires. Sigh.

(BALTIMORE SUN )- Maryland's drivers should be getting the hint right about now that speeding in highway construction zones will cost them.
Almost 8,800 drivers were given $40 tickets during a six-week period that began Nov. 16, when state officials started photographing vehicles exceeding the speed limit by 12 mph or more on three stretches of highway marked as work zones.
During the new program's first six weeks, the cameras led to 3,365 citations to vehicles traveling on Interstate 95 between White Marsh Boulevard and I-895; 4,790 around the Charles Street exit of Baltimore's Beltway; and 590 on I-95 in Prince George's County.

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Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

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We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next