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Speed Kills

by | 10th, December 2004

‘SOME drivers seem to think that if they tell a good enough story, then they will get off,” says Ray King, manager of the Northumbria Safety Camera Partnership.

So he’s published a list of the top ten excuses given by drivers for failing to observe the speed limit. The success of each is not revealed, but the front runners are:

1. I had passed out after seeing flashing lights, which I believed to be UFOs in the distance. The flash of the camera brought me round from my trance.

2. I was in the airport’s flight path and I believe the camera was triggered by a jet overhead, not my car

3. I had a severe bout of diarrhoea and had to speed to a public toilet

4. There was a strong wind behind my car which pushed me over the limit

5. My friend had just chopped his fingers off and I was rushing the fingers to hospital

6. The vibrations from the surfboard I had on the roof rack set off the camera

7. I had to rush my dying hamster to the vet

8. A violent sneeze caused a chain reaction where my foot pushed down harder on the accelerator

9. There was a suspected case of foot and mouth and I had to rush to see the cow concerned

10. The only way I could demonstrate my faulty clutch was to accelerate madly.’



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