Avoiding a Speeding Ticket
Some Plausible Excuses for Speeding
The following is a list of excuses people have told me they have used to avoid having to pay a heavy speeding ticket payment. Some of them are even true. I only sped one - 30 miles in a 20 mile per hour zone. I really WAS lost and crunched and crowded by heavy speeding traffic all around. I had to pay the ticket, too.
EXCUSES that have worked for others:
- I am almost out of gas and was trying to get to the gas station fast.
- My house is on fire. I just got the call.
- My dog's at the pound and they're about to euthanize him.
- I am being followed by a suspicious car.
- I've been trying to get pregnant and I'm ovulating right now.
- I‘m having a heart attack and have to get to the ER
- My husband's been in an accident. I have to get to the hospital.
- I was just keeping up with traffic. They world have run me off the road!
- Have a "Diabetic ID Bracelet" - I need my insulin; it's at home.
- I have to get to the pharmacy before it closes, for my insulin.
- I'm a volunteer firefighter and I got a call from the station
- I was following someone and I didn't want to lose him. If I don't catch up I will really catch hell!
- My kids are waiting for me to pick them up.
- I'm on my way to testify in court.
- My child is in the hospital, unconscious.
Less Believable Excuses
These are some excuses that have not always worked for the people I know that have used them.
- A UFO just buzzed me and I am chasing it with my camera.
- I'm with the FBI and I'm chasing undocumented aliens.
- You must have clocked the car in front of me.
- The speed limit was not posted.
- 90 mph? That can't be right, my speedometer said 55
- I'm lost and confused, can you give me directions?
- Just so you know, my dad is a cop.
- Oh was I speeding? I wasn't paying attention.
- There's been a death in the family and I need to get home.
- I'm running late for work.
- I'm late for a big date.
- Sorry, my radar detector was not working.
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