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#1 Christine

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 11:14 AM

I saw this on AOL this morning, thought I would share them-what are your ticket stories? (oh and I included the pictures from the article because I think some of them are really funny)
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This works 90% of the time. It was a true story when my dad first used it. He has been using it ever since. He was pulled over for speeding and said he was very sorry, but he got held up and was very late picking up his daughter. He said he's worried about her and doesn't want her waiting all alone. The officer said he understood and to be more aware of the time in the future.

I modified this story to say that my parents were unable to pick up my little sister and called me to pick her up."
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"My wife didn't care for long drives on the interstate when she traveled on business alone. So she would put a box of tampons (visible) in the backseat. Whenever she was stopped for speeding, she would act jumpy, exasperated and irate. When questioned as to why she was driving so fast -- usually 90 mph -- she would point to the box of tampons in the backseat. No male officer ever ticketed her!!"
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"When I was in college, I had 'stayed over' my date's house too late and was zipping home in the wee hours of the morning. A police officer pulled me over citing that I was driving over 85 mph. I told him that I was sorry, but I was very tired from being up studying all night and was trying to get home to bed. Besides, my old Toyota couldn't possibly go 85 mph because the speedometer only goes up to 75! The officer put his head through the window to verify what I said and confirmed it. He let me go, saying: 'Get some sleep!'"

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"As I was speeding, a state trooper pulled me over. When he told me how fast I was going I told him I had been talking to myself. He looked puzzled. I said I was mad at my husband and was practicing what I was going to say to him. I guess the madder I got the faster I got. He closed his ticket book and said, 'I'll let you finish your conversation, just keep it under the speed limit.' Works every time."
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"The best excuse I've heard was this: An officer asked my grandma why she was in a hurry and she said she had ice cream in the back and didn't want it to melt. So, he let her go."
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"I was working the highway on a Sunday afternoon and I pulled over a van with two occupants that was speeding. I asked what the emergency was and the driver responds that he was trying to get a fly out (of the van) and he figured that if he opened the windows and sped that it would work."
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"This excuse works: I was trying to catch up to the guy in front of me so that I could read his license plate because he threw a beer bottle at my car. Try it!"
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"I got pulled over in a small town in east Texas several years ago. The officer seemed like he had a sense of humor or I would not have done what I did. When he asked for my license, I pulled my money clip out, which had my license in it as well as several twenties and fifties, that he could see. I made the comment that I bet $50 that he was going to give me a ticket. He just smiled, and said, 'You just lost. Where is my $50?' I was glad to give it to him."
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"A few years ago when I was young and dumb, I had just gotten off from work and was speeding home (about 55 mph in a 30 mph construction zone). I was pulled over and ... after (the officer) told me how fast I was going I told him that I had just put some new rear-end gears in my truck and my speedometer wasn't working right. All he said was to take it easy going home and get it fixed asap. No ticket."
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"I was speeding home on a back road with a friend and got pulled over. The cop asked me why I was driving so fast, and I just blurted out excitedly: 'I just saw 'The Fast and the Furious' at the movies and it inspired me! Did you see it yet? It was AWESOME!' He laughed and said he wanted to see that one. He gave me back my license and told me to take it easy. My friend thought for sure I was screwed. Just be honest! It's a good policy."
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"My excuse: 'I was eating my M&M's and spilled them. I didn't realize I was going faster than the speed limit.'

The highway patrolman accepted my offer of my green M&M's with a smile and "Go on your way."
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"My wife commuted from the Jersey Shore to Philadelphia, and had a 6:30 AM appointment, I drove her to the bus station and we missed her bus barely. We were right behind the departing bus and had to get to the last departure bus stop before that bus! We were doing maybe 60 in a 25 mph zone, and were both shouting LOUDLY. We were pulled over and when I opened the window for the officer, my wife and I let out a volley of shouts. The officer was so startled he shouted, 'OK, OK, go, go!'"
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"I was going 85 mph in a 55-zone on I-40. I had just gotten my license a couple of weeks before. I still had my driver's manual in the glovebox. By the time the officer had pulled me over, I had grabbed it. I looked up 'DMV officers' and noticed they mostly deal with 18-wheelers. I gave him my driver's license & registration and asked if I could show him something. I showed him the (manual) and asked: 'Where's my other 14 wheels?' He laughed so hard. He told me to slow down and let me off with a verbal warning.
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"We had been trying to get pregnant for a while and were seeing a specialist. Enroute there I was taking a little-used side road that was 25 mph. The cop clocked us at 94 in a 25. We were only about 3 minutes from the doctor's office at the hospital. When we explained we only had a few minutes to get this 'sample' to the office, not only did he let us go, but he even waved us through the red light. Yep, really happened."
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"In Boone County, Mo., my aunt was clocked doing 80 mph in a 45. She told the cop she was frying chicken and had left the frying pan on. It worked, but I doubt it would work in the north."
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"If you're out in the countryside, my favorite excuse is that I'm diabetic and I'm trying to get to a store to get a Gatorade or candy bar. The best part is usually they will have candy or donuts and let you have some. If he thinks I'm lying I have a card that states: I have diabetes. I am not intoxicated. If i am unconscious or my behavior is peculiar, I may be having a reaction associated with diabetes or its treatment. I've never tried to use it within city limits because there are stores every 20 feet."

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#2 ACDCDCAC

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 11:32 AM

haha those are funny :)

i dont know about carrying around a diabetic card tho, what if you passed out from something else and they gave you the wrong medicine!

#3 jajajaja

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    Posted 13 May 2008 - 12:13 PM

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    haha those are funny :)
    i dont know about carrying around a diabetic card tho, what if you passed out from something else and they gave you the wrong medicine!
    that would be a really poor excuse anyways. My sister passed out while driving due to hypoglycemia and had her license revoked for a year. The doctor had to report it to the DMV and that's the way it works. I'd rather get a ticket for speeding.

    I've also had like 6 speeding tickets- I never learn my lesson and I def need a better excuse apparently. I've tried to say "I was running out of gas." Nope- speeding makes you lose gas faster so the cops don't buy that.

    I've tried the "I was just in auto pilot and didn't realize my speed." Nope, they don't like that one because that means your just driving unsafe, period.

    I've tried the tears and blaming the cop that he was ruining my life. He felt really bad but I still got a ticket.

    I'm going to reread the excuses and pick a better one!
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    #4 Christine

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    Posted 13 May 2008 - 12:17 PM

    my dad is a traffic detective and has spent almost 30 years writing tickets and has heard so many excuses, but he said the one he really felt bad for was a kindergarten teacher who was wearing a white suit and started her period at work, she was rushing home to get her supplies and change her outfit on her break time.
    When I got pulled over in high school I always had my dad's card on my license for emergency purposes, and one cop was really rude to me about it and the judge threw away the ticket (when you are under 18 in NV you go directly to the juvenile court judge) and the guy got his beat moved because apparently he was always getting complaints about his treatment of teenagers (his beat was right around the high school).
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      Posted 13 May 2008 - 12:21 PM

      Steve's dad was a cop so he always got out of tickets. Plus he's the II so they have the exact same name. It's not hard to figure out he's the son.
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      Posted 13 May 2008 - 12:31 PM

      the one and only time i ever got pulled over, i was driving 90 mph on the kennedy (i think the speed limit is like 60 or 65) at about 2 am on my way home from my internship at a newspaper. i told the cop my boyfriend had just broken up with me and i was driving to my parents' house to spend the night. i managed to eke out a couple tears, and he said he didn't want to make my night any worse and didnt even ask for my license, just told me to get there safely!

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        Posted 13 May 2008 - 12:37 PM

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        the one and only time i ever got pulled over, i was driving 90 mph on the kennedy (i think the speed limit is like 60 or 65) at about 2 am on my way home from my internship at a newspaper. i told the cop my boyfriend had just broken up with me and i was driving to my parents' house to spend the night. i managed to eke out a couple tears, and he said he didn't want to make my night any worse and didnt even ask for my license, just told me to get there safely!
        WHAT!! You got off for that? Ok, so maybe my cops are meaner but I've gotten a ticket for 7mph over the speed limit. Another I did slow down fast enough when the speed dropped from 45 to 30. It took me a full block- whatever!

        Another I got a ticket for a "school zone" which was complete CRAP! The school lets out at 2:30- I later called and the cross guard and the blinking "school zone" lights were all gone. I got a ticket at 4:30 and the sign says "when children are present." no children were present. I argued over that one for a long time but I lost and didn't want to take a day off work to go to court. I should have though!
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