A Bethesda Speed Trap
When my husband and I both picked up our first-ever speeding tickets during the same week and along the same westbound stretch of East West Highway between Connecticut and Wisconsin avenues in Bethesda, we figured that this was no coincidence. It took just one visit to the scene of the crime to discover the culprit: a reduced-speed sign hidden behind a thick curtain of foliage and essentially invisible to motorists.
It goes without saying that, in a case of failure to obey a traffic sign, there should be a traffic sign in place that is clearly visible to motorists. At $40 each, our speeding tickets were still less expensive than it would have been for us to take time off from work to challenge their legality. But that does not relieve the county of its responsibility to ensure that the fines that it collects are imposed in accordance with the law.
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