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.