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FROM BBC.CO.UK

Shock from seeing an alien ship was one of a whole host of far-fetched excuses offered by speeding motorists trying to avoid penalty points and fines.

Bemused staff at the Northumbria Safety Camera Partnership say many drivers believe if they come up with an elaborate excuse they will be let off.

 

Daft speeding excuses include:

I passed out after seeing UFOs

A jet over-head, not me, triggered the camera

I had a severe bout of diarrhoea

A gust of wind pushed me over the limit

I had to rush my dying hamster to the vet

Just thought I'd share this little gem with you. I particularly like the 'I had a severe bout of Diarrhoea'. I just wonder if they meant they needed to go and were driving fast to get home or that they actual 'had a bout' and needed to get home to change their clothes and wash the seat! :D

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At least the AV is nice... as opposed to the person: Fab wrestler, failed human. How is this relevant to the topic? I don't know.

 

Right, on topic... ish... Does anyone else love Top Gear? And does anyone else find the one thing they cannot condone in the program is their condemnation of speed cameras? Last series it seemed almost every episode they'd whinge about speed cameras. Here's a tip: most cars nowadays come with a super little gizmo that makes sure you don't get caught speeding. It's called a speedometer. Just glance at it every now and then and who knows? You might avoid killing someone.

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Easier said than done when you've got a top of the range jag to throw around the roads. I dont condone speeding but sometimes you just dont notice.

My husbands best excuse for speeding was cracking "my wife is in labour" at which point i went into labour I swear he jinxed me. Copper even gave us a police escort to the hospital. Nice people policemen.

 

xXx

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Totally agree with you both.

 

I wonder just how many speeding fines the program picks up. I can't believe that when they are driving around all these nice roads in the latest Ferrari that does 0 - 60 in about 2 seconds that they don't get in trouble every now and again.

 

I know Clarkson was talking to Christian Slater on the last show saying he picks up loads of fines in America gets told to pay them in a couple of days and he just buggers off back to England ignoring them.

 

Still think its a quality show though!! :xyx

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I hate speed cameras, I got a £60 fine and 3 points earlier this year for doing 38mph at 6am down a hill. The police wouldn't have stopped me, two of my best friends are coppers and they don't stop you until you're going around 45mph, speed cameras are just another way to fill the governments pockets.
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I only got one fine and 3 points about 6 years ago, Was doing 73 MPH in a recently changed 60 MPH zone. I tell you, they had the hidden cameras out for 6 months after that road was limited. Funny thing is, they dropped it down to 50 now and guess what... here are the vans, but this time they have to be visible, so everyone stays the limit, doesn't get caught and the police are happy, everyone wins.

 

The police have gone out of their way to prove that they aren't trying to catch people out and the glow in the dark lurid yellow box, or the highly visible CCTV Van with those video ones in, if you get caught ny one then you only have yourself to blame for not paying attention, oh yeah, that's driving without due care isn't it?

 

Still it doesn't stop me panicking whenever I see one of those vans, cos unlike the box, you never know!

 

Saracen

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The one thing that has always puzzled me is this.

 

It is illegal to shoot someone, so guns are illegal on the streets of Britain.

 

It is illegal to speed but manufacturers are allowed to make cars in the UK that can break the law. If you or I made an item that was designed to be able to break the law, construction would be halted, and we would maybe even be fined for endangering other people.

 

Yet with cars they actually are allowed to advertise that their new model has a top speed of, say, 140 mph.

 

If the government said that to combat speeding they are going to restrict all cars, except police cars maybe, then who could really complain. No-one means to speed, so how could you complain if the ability to speed was taken away?

 

If the car is to be used for racing or another pursuit where it is okay to speed an internal limiter could be fitted like in HGVs. Anyone caught speeding would get a double fine for speeding and for tampering with their car.

 

In built up areas of course you could still speed, but you can'tb have everything.

 

IMO, it's easy to stop speeding in this way, but the police and government won't do it because of the money they get in fines. I believe they want & maybe even need you to speed as the money they would lose is immense.

 

If it is illegal, why allow it on the roads is my point, I suppose.

 

Sorry for going on......again.

 

lol HDC

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I got a £60 fine once and 3 points on my licence...but then that was for doing 71 in 50mph zone so i cant really complain. :D

 

Yeah, thats where you hold your hands up and say "fair enough", I can't claim to be an angel on the road, far from it in fact. I always knew I'd end up with a speeding fine at somepoint, just annoyed me that I got it for doing 38mph.

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I noticed that if a good song is playing, especially one that I really love, or a good fast one, I tend to go faster without realizing it.

 

Once on the was home from Wednesday night church service I got stopped. The cop asked why I was going so fast. I told him the truth. My wife and I were talkng about the exciting message we'd just heard and I wasn't paying attention to my speed. he told me to slow down and let me go. As he left he said with a smile and a wink that he would just go look for people who were flynig home from a bar or nightclub.

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Everyone drives fast at some point, just some are unlucky enough to get caught. My ex bought a really nice car a few years back now and got caught doing 125mph on the motorway, instant ban. To say he'd learnt his lesson would be something but he hasn't he got his license back last year and now hes just gone and bought a mitsubishi evo 8. You only buy those for speed, so Just wondering how long hes gonna have his license this time. Hopefull when I do finally get my license I wont get caught doing anything near as stupid, although I am a speed freak myself when it comes to driving.

 

xXx

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I can't help but drive fast, perhaps I need help, i'm addicted, if I was addicted to heroin, the government would give me help, as i'm addicted to driving fast they just give me speeding tickets, sucks!
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