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Upset by speeding ticket? Man up.

I was reminded of the song, "Cry Me a River," when reading Jay Hancock's recent article about a Connecticut businessman who complained about getting a $40 camera speeding ticket in a Beltway work zone ("Welcome to Md., becoming known as the 'Speed Trap State,'" Dec. 13).

The fellow was so upset he even wrote to Gov. Martin O'Malley saying his company would now not expand into Maryland. Each work zone on the Beltway has several warning signs leading up to the camera truck, which this captain of industry was apparently too busy to take note of while he was exceeding the speed limit by at least 12 miles per hour.

Perhaps he would have been more satisfied being stopped by a state trooper and given a ticket with a higher fine and points. If a $40 speeding ticket dictated his company's decision where to expand, just think of how little it would take to cause him to pick up his marbles and leave Maryland once he got here. Cry me a river.

At least, Mr. Hancock "manned up" and did not complain about his own camera speeding ticket.

John B. Sinclair, Baltimore

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