22 May 2010

AND ALL TO AVOID A MOTORING FINE.

Would you believe it? Here are some of the wonderfully weird excuses that motorists have given in order to avoid being fined for motoring offences.

An man claiming to have spotted a UFO said he was so shocked that he couldn't help but stray into a bus lane.

Another driver claimed his bad parking was down to his ....... colour blindness meaning he "thought the yellow line was green."


"It was raining. I thought I could park anywhere if the weather was bad."


"I had a residents' parking permit on the dashboard but my parrot must have knocked it off."

"I can't help it. Someone has hypnotised me to park illegally."

"I had to take an injured dog to the vet and did not want the animal to endure any unnecessary extra pain limping further to the car."

"I parked on a yellow line because I had three puppies in the back and I wanted to keep an eye on them while I popped into a shop."

"I was sleeping in the back of the car. The parking attendant could have asked me to move the car instead of giving me a ticket: although he would not have seen me as I had a blanket over my head."

But parking is only the half of it ......

"I wasn't wearing a seat belt because I'm an exotic dancer and the seat belt pinches my nipple rings."
"I won't lie. I should know better than to speed on that stretch of road because I ran a woman over there last week."
"I didn't know the officer was trying to pull me over. I am sorry for going so fast but, to be fair, I'd had a lot to drink."

"My mother-in-law was nagging me that she would be late for a function."

"I know it was a no stopping zone but I had to let my dog out to relieve itself."
"I have to break the speed limit when going uphill or my van will stall."
"There was a strong wind behind my car which pushed me over the speed limit."
"The speed camera was triggered by a jet plane flying overhead, not my car."
And finally I dedicate this last excuse to my (naughty?) little sister who is terrified of bees and wasps.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LITTLE SIS.
"There was a bee around my head so I sped up to 80 miles-per-hour in the hope that it couldn't fly that fast and would have to stay in the back seat area and not distract me."
As reported by Tim Spanton in the Sunday Sun. All these 'excuses' came from Southwark council in South London.

23 comments:

Chris and Jess said...

haha I know a police officer and he says some of the stuff he hears from drink drivers is unbelieveable.

I think the most elaborate one I heard was that couple who said it was someone from abroad driving their car, they even went to the trouble of going to said country and sending a postcard saying 'thanks for lending me your car that time'

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Martha said...

Happy Birthday to your Sister!
I am not afraid of bees at all, I've never been stung and I love to garden and plant bee and butterfly attracting plants. Wasps on the other hand, blech, dislike those intensely!! Pitbulls of the insect kingdom, they and mosquitoes serve no purpose except to Annoy!

Kelly said...

These are great!!! I'll have to share that last one with my daughter who is also terrified of flying insects.

Happy birthday to your sister!

Oddyoddyo13 said...

Its amazing the stuff you find! I don't think I would've believed any of those.

Kissed by an Angel said...

Love these!! So funny, they so silly thye have to be true!!
xxxx

Christiejolu said...

OK the nipple ring one was hilarious! And the one about running a woman over there last week...OMG too funny.

Alexia561 said...

Too funny! I love the one about the bees! Maybe I could use the one about the bee if I'm ever pulled over? ;)

Happy Birthday to your sister!

tattytiara said...

I actually had to tell a cop that the reason I'd sped up when they tried to pull me over is because I didn't realize they were trying to pull me over and was trying to get out of their way. They had to chase me quite a ways before I caught on, I'm very lucky they believed me!

Jenners said...

These are classic ... and very creative!

Beverly said...

Just hopping by - hop on over to The Wormhole!
Happy Reading – have a great weekend!

Arti said...

Great read..maybe I could use them someday(just kidding!!)
Happy birthday to your sister:)

Marie said...

people will say all sorts of crazy things when they know they've done something wrong. oy.

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Happy Birthday to your little sis!!
And thanks for sharing this stuff! Funny! Enjoyed reading it!
Hope your weekend has been good so far!
Hugs
B xx

Karen said...

"I wasn't wearing a seat belt because I'm an exotic dancer and the seat belt pinches my nipple rings."
"I won't lie. I should know better than to speed on that stretch of road because I ran a woman over there last week."
"I didn't know the officer was trying to pull me over. I am sorry for going so fast but, to be fair, I'd had a lot to drink."

LOVE those three!!

WhisperingWriter said...

Ha, very creative excuses.

I hope your little sister has a fabulous birthday!

MOLLYC said...

You know, I have that same problem with seat belts! What would we do without your take on the news? This is one of my FAVORITE BLOGS IN THE WORLD.

Alyce said...

Those are great! I could see crashing if a spider dropped in my face, or even speeding because I wouldn't be paying as much attention. Thank goodness a big hairy spider hasn't ever dropped in front of me (crossing fingers).

I got a good laugh out of the one about the nipple rings!

And there is this one very steep long hill south of the town where I grew up, and my dad's poor old VW van wouldn't be able to make it up the hill unless he was speeding at the bottom, so I guess I can kind of understand that one. :)

Tracie said...

Too funny! I'm always too flabbergasted to think of an excuse. Plus, I'm a really bad liar.

Traci said...

I love the thought that one could park anywhere because the weather was bad -- haha.

Personally, I never give excuses, I just start crying. This flummoxes most of the officers enough that I've only gotten a couple of tickets in my 20+ years of driving.
:-)

Marinela said...

Funny and creative, I like the one about the bees :)
Have fun writing :)

purplume said...

I've thought of telling the policeman I'm contagious if he tries to give me a ticket.
Darn it though, I don't lie very convincingly.

GMR said...

Oh how funny! I love reading about these situations but at the same time can't help bu shake my head that someone ACTUALLY SAID THAT. ~~shakes head~~