The Car Connection couldn't wait to leak a few examples from its Speeding Excuses Contest -- we don't blame them, we wouldn't be able to keep these to ourselves either. From a runaway MADD member to an exasperated wife, the stories are both funny and educational. Our favorite: "Blondes get off more." No, it's not what you think:
My wife - a fairly quiet and reserved but very pretty blonde woman - was pulled over by a Washington State Patrol office for driving 75 mph in a 55-mph zone.
When the officer walked to her car and asked her why she was speeding, she told the patrolman that she was married to a police officer who had told her that as long as she was traveling with the flow of traffic she would not be pulled over and would be okay.
The patrolman, having heard all the excuses, or so he thought, told my wife that there were no other cars within a quarter-mile of her when he clocked her on the radar.
She looked at him and told him she knew that, but that the group of cars she had been traveling with got boring so she was trying to catch up with the group in front of her.
Apparently this was a new one to the patrolman, she said he giggled a little bit, told her to slow down, drive safely, and have a nice day. She says she could see him laughing and shaking his head as he walked back to his car.
Check out the link for more, and don't forget to submit your own story for a chance to win a Garmin StreetPilot 2730 with XM NavTraffic and XM Radio capability.
[Source: The Car Connection]