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.