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#1 Steve

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 10:14 AM

What is the best excuse you have made or heard of to try and get out of a speeding ticket?



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#2 jeebowhite

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 11:44 AM

Sir Alex Ferguson - "I have diaorrhea and needed to do 135MPH on the hard shoulder in heavy traffic to get to the toilet..."

I personally havent been caught speeding, but thats because I'm good ;) lol

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 05:36 PM

"the speedo goes to 140 officer, but I could only get 127 out of it" lol

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 05:40 PM

"I was matching my speedo with the sat nav and as I reached 100 there was a 10mph difference, I lost track on which one to watch." lol


btw these are doing my post count a world of good lol

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 05:52 PM

I got one many years ago through the post (doing 92 on the m/way), I sent it back and asked them "next time take the photo when I'm smiling." lol

Got another one in Scotland also a few years back,(42 in a 30 zone) a mate that was with me said "watch for the camaras along here" me thinking he ment the fixed ones just carried on, two seconds later I got pulled over Grrrrrr, by two bobbies holding the camara at 5.30 in the morning lol.

And another (bet your sorry you put this post up now Steve) I was doing 72 in a wagon (no the limiter was'nt working) in a 50 zone at 4.30 in the morning, to my surprise I only got a slapped wrist for that one.

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 07:45 PM

I got one many years ago through the post (doing 92 on the m/way), I sent it back and asked them "next time take the photo when I'm smiling." lol


lmao. did you get a reply?

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 03:42 PM

LOL

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 07:05 PM

lmao. did you get a reply?



yeh 6 points and I carnt remember how much they stung me for, gits.

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 10:03 AM

my personal favourite, picture just being pulled by a police officer on the motorway for speeding or any other offence.

police says "sir, do you know why i pulled you over?"

you turn to your passenger and say in a patronising voice "awwww, he's forgotten already!"


personally i have never tried that, but i probably will if its a copper i know :lol:

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 10:17 AM

Who was it that said they got sent a photo of them speeding, so they sent back a photo of their cheque for the fine...

This one wasn't for speeding, but I still love it. My Dad was in the RAF was 30 odd years as a fast jet pilot - he finished up as their chief examiner, examining the Red Arrows and being sent abroad to check other Air Forces were up to scratch - so really quite good at what he did.

He was out on the road and made an overtake going up a hill, I was in the passenger seat and knew that while it was tight, it certainly wasn't dangerous.

Next thing we know, flashing blues behind us, Dad gets pulled over. The Police Officer objected to the overtake saying it was reckless and dangerous. Dad laid it on proper thick about her flies at 7 miles a minute and could still drop a bomb in the right place yadayadayada

The guy not only let him off - he apologised and said he should have known better! It was almost like the moment in Star Wars where Ob Wan meets the Storm Troopers:

"These aren't the droids you're looking for....there was nothing wrong with my overtake..."

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 11:35 AM

A good excuse for speeding is one that works. In that case I havent got any but having only been done twice in 30 odd years of driving havent really needed to.

I remember my mate being stopped in his Tickford Capri back in the early 80's. The car was going to attract attention due to the spoilers etc. The copper leaned through the window and asked if he was having trouble reaching take off speed.

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 03:21 PM

There must be some excuses that work, BBC Look North said this: "Nearly 1000 motorists [still driving with a licence] in Yorkshire have more than 12 points on their licence. Many have more than 20. One has 28."

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 03:47 PM

Some awesome excuses, let's hear of some more!

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 04:43 PM

If I ever get pulled for speeding I will be very likely to mention that I had an accident at 15mph, and feel much safer at faster speeds, doing X0 MPH over the speed limit and I am very comfortable, never a problem, but 15mph on a roundabout, im in trouble. As a result my conclusion is that I am safer driving at speed...

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 05:58 PM

it wasnt my fault i was speeding, it was the cars!

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