Bizarre excuses for speeding

Dorset Police have revealed some of the unique excuses motorists give for speeding in the county.

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"It takes a while for seatbelt law to sink in"

A driver in Swanage was stopped by Dorset Police's Road Safety Team for not wearing his seatbelt.

When questioned he said that he didn't wear one because "his wife was always going on at him about it".

He also said that it took a while for the new laws enforcing seat belt use to sink in.

The seatbelt law came into effect 30 years ago in 1982.

The force has revealed some of the unique excuses given to their officers in an attempt to improve the behaviour of bad drivers.

The force dealt with 4,067 traffic offences between January and March of this year.


"I was eating a prawn cracker"

Dorset Police have revealed unique excuses given to their road safety team for why drivers were speeding in the county.

A woman in the Purbecks denied to officers that she was using her mobile phone while driving.

She said that she was eating a prawn cracker and she didn’t have a phone with her.

The officer took her number and rang it. Unsurprisingly to the officer, the woman’s phone rang in the car.

The lady immediately apologised and offered the officer a prawn cracker. She was issued with a ticket.