Recently, some patrol officers shared some of the excuses that they have heard.
Nearly everyone has been pulled over for a traffic violation at one time
or another. Many drivers may try to use an excuse to avoid getting a ticket:
the most common excuse is "I'm late for work." Some of the
more unusual excuses include:
All these officers conceded that they sometimes give "points for creativity"
but that they appreciate forthrightness much more than an unusual excuse
to share at the squad meeting the next day.
When the KernCounty patrol car behind you takes up your entire rear-view
mirror, there are some things you can do that most officers appreciate:
You may still get a ticket, but at least you can avoid digging a deeper
hole for yourself.