Top Excuses After Getting Pulled Over
By: Good2GoPublished: February 3, 2016
Being in the car insurance industry, we hear a lot of excuses from drivers and law enforcement, ranging from entertaining to plain crazy. Here are some of the most commonly used excuses for being pulled over.
1.) “I wasn’t speeding. This car just makes me look fast.”
Telling a joke (good or bad) after being pulled over may make an officer chuckle, but it probably isn’t going to stop them from writing you a ticket.
2.) “I was speeding to avoid a dangerous driver.”
If you were speeding and tell an officer that it was to avoid a dangerous drive is often perceived as a bad excuse. Think about it. Would you believe you?
3.) “I have to go to the bathroom so I was speeding.”
The ol’ bathroom excuse. Officers don’t tend to feel sorry for people in this predicament. Didn’t your mom ever tell you to “go” before you go??
4.) “I’m sick/pregnant and was trying to get to a doctor/hospital.”
If you try this, you might just end up with a sympathetic police escort – so you’d better be prepared for a trip to your doctor or hospital. If there’s no emergency once you’re there, you could end up with a fine that’s a lot pricier than a simple ticket.
5.) “I was upset about ___________.”
That’s on you. You should know better than to drive while upset, or worse, crying – your tears create visual distortion, making you more dangerous on the road.
There’s only one thing to say, “You’re right. You got me.”
Be honest. Yes, the truth! So many people try to come up with lame excuses to get out of tickets. Actually admitting you did something wrong is your best bet, and our recommendation. It’s always a good idea to be honest with an officer of the law.
At the end of the day, no matter the excuse, you are responsible for your actions behind the wheel. If you do get pulled over, it’s important your documents – and insurance – are up to date. Whether you’re seeking minimum coverage insurance or a comprehensive plan – Good2Go is the company for you. Get your free quote right now and ensure you have the coverage you need!