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Lame Excuses Made by Some Police Officers on Why They Are Breaking The Speed Limit

Updated on January 6, 2015
1963 Pontiac Catalina
1963 Pontiac Catalina
1937 Studebaker President
1937 Studebaker President
1962 Chevrolet Bel-Air
1962 Chevrolet Bel-Air


You’ve seen it happen. I’ve seen it happen. And guess what? It’s happening even as I speak. It’s very sad and in most cases, it should be handled by what these guys and gals called the “Internal Affairs Division,” because when a police officer breaks the same law that they enforce, it gives the police an image of being double-standard. Speeding while in a police cruiser, on duty, and there is no emergency to investigate is a crime that is seldom enforced by the police or common citizen.

Where are we living anyway, a country ruled by a government with an “iron fist?” To coin a phrase used in the 80’s, “Get real, guys.” We are a Democracy. There are rights for us as a free society. And equal rights for everyone. The authorities are to look at us citizens as being the same—not favoring one over the other. And when our police break a law that they would write us up for breaking, they are not to be given a blind-eye with nothing being said. I ask you, “Am I wrong?”

1973 Dodge Polara
1973 Dodge Polara


I saw this situation happen on a national newscast and it was not reality television. This guy noticed that at a certain policeman seldom drove the speed limit on a service road that ran around his house. The speed limit was posted in plain sight as 45 M.P.H., but the citizen had one of his friends to gauge him with a speed-gun and lo and behold, when the officer was tested, he was going over 65 M.P.H.

When the citizen stopped him the next time he saw him coming down “that” road, the citizen patiently-explained that he had searched the laws on the books for his town and it was legal to “call the hand” of a police officer who was breaking the law. Of course this aggravated the police officer. He did say,”Hey, I was on a call and even had my blue lights on,” to which the citizen replied, “No, sir. You did not. Do you want to see this video that I taped of you doing 65 down this road which it’s posted at 45 M.P.H.?” The officer grew more-irritated, but held his tongue. After watching the video and looking at the proof that he was speeding, he apologized to the citizen.

. . .Oops!


And this was the “icing on the cake.” The citizen said in a nice way, “This time, I am doing you a favor in not reporting you to the I.A.D as is my right, so please take it easy, fella.” The officer shook with laughter while shaking hands with contentious citizen.

Personally, I give both the citizen and police officer respect. To the citizen for doing his homework and handling a true crime being committed and the police officer for not offering the citizen (with the proof he needed), a bunch of lame excuses for why he was speeding.

But some police officers are not that mature. They give stupid excuses for whatever law they are breaking and the average citizen “sucks it down” like a thirsty sailor drinking cold beer. That’s why I offer you this list of . . .

Lame Excuses Given by Some Police Officers Why They Are Breaking The Speed Limit

1974 Dodge Monaco
1974 Dodge Monaco
1979 Chrysler
1979 Chrysler
1977 Ford LTD
1977 Ford LTD
1978 Ford LTD
1978 Ford LTD
Policewoman and policeman observe traffic patterns for illegal traffic acts on their shift
Policewoman and policeman observe traffic patterns for illegal traffic acts on their shift | Source
Vintage Chevrolet police car
Vintage Chevrolet police car
The late Henry Fonda (in truck) talks with police officer about his truck in iconic film, "The Grapes of Wrath"
The late Henry Fonda (in truck) talks with police officer about his truck in iconic film, "The Grapes of Wrath"
Iraqui police officer watches highway to see if there is any traffic violations
Iraqui police officer watches highway to see if there is any traffic violations | Source
  • "I am on a top secret, undercover emergency call and I am allowed to drive 80 M.P.H. or more."
  • "A new memo states that we do not use our lights or sirens and drive as fast as possible as to not traumatize the crooks."
  • "Citizen, you are in violation of Municipal Law No. 3554-LZ that states you cannot hamper a policeman driving his car going over 44 miles per hour--a law passed by our State Legislature in 1977."
  • "My wife just called me at headquarters to report that she is nauseated from eating seafood from "Chang Lo's," a new seafood place that just opened last week, so this is a mission of mercy."
  • "I'm investigating a rash of illegal street racing across town and my chief okay'd me driving as fast I want to break this illegal dragster ring."
  • "My wife has a rare disease of her having to eat ten times a day or grow very ill, so I am hurrying to take her to a nice steak house before she gets really sick and have need of a physician."
  • "Breaking the law? No, son. I and the police force have been given parts in a big action movie: "Cops of Fury," starring Paul Rudd, and we are cutting a scene that requires me to drive my cruiser at100 M.P.H."
  • "I was trying to shake this annoying poisonous beetle from my windshield."
  • "The service department serviced 'this trusty gal,' yesterday and they said to drive it hard and fast for the first six days to break it in good."
  • "I am doing some "speed training" that goes with being a policeman."
  • "I am running as fast as I can because President Obama is making a secret landing at the airport and I am to pick him up."
  • "We got an emergency call that Justin Bieber was acting a punk at the Pizza Hut downtown--demanding free pizza because all pre-teen and teenage girls worship him."
  • "I've no time to answer your question because I am a servant of the people."
  • "I am going to the next town to put down some gang trouble involving some Dobermans, and two Spanish-Suburban gangs."
  • "A lot of these drivers out here are driving with expired license and I am drving fast to arrest as many as I can."

Advice note: if you "do" have proof that (a) police officer is doing something questionable, DO NOT take matters intto your own hands. Get your parents to go with you to the police station to talk it out with someone in authority.

Special notice

You will notice that there are a lot of vintage police cars and two video clips that are traffic and police-related. To be honest, I figured that if you got bored reading the text of my piece that you might grasp a sparkle of entertainment enjoying the memories that these vintage police cars rekindled in your life.

As always . . ."Thank you, Cherished Followers, for reading my stories." KENNETH

. . . Remember?


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      Kenneth Avery 3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama


      Yes, you sure do. But we have to watch ourselves. These officers still have the authority to write us tickets. Thanks for your comment, my friend.

      Dear Abby,

      Hey, it is very nice to see you again. And thanks for sharing the news about your free-lancing. You go, girl.

      Hi, Catherine,

      Thank you also for your support and kindness. I appreciate you very much. Be careful.


      You are way too kind to me, but thanks and God bless.

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      Victor W. Kwok 3 years ago from Hawaii

      Reading your hubs is a great way to spend my mornings.

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      Catherine Giordano 3 years ago from Orlando Florida

      Thanks Kenneth for a fun read. I really liked your true life story best. Turning the tables and a citizen citing the cop.

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      Abby Campbell 3 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      You are too funny, Ken! Thank you for sharing, and I've missed you. I'm back now and am writing more than ever. I took your advice, and now I'm freelancing part-time in my niche. :D

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I always wondered about those guys and gals, now I know the real scoop.