Funny: Most popular excuses drivers give police

Everybody makes mistakes in traffic, and the lucky ones are stopped in traffic by the police to be punished or warned for their mistakes, both women and men. And now the funny part. Trying to avoid fines, all drivers have some commissioned the survey of 500 licensed drivers aged 18 and over, in which they were asked what excuses, if any, they have given to the police after getting pulled over.

Take a look at a list of the 11 most common excuses, followed by the percentage of men versus women who used the excuse:

I couldn’t see the sign telling me not to do it: 20.4%
Men: 38%
Women: 62%

I’m lost and unfamiliar with the roads: 15.6%
Men: 35%
Women: 65%

I didn’t know it was broken (as in headlight or taillight): 12.4%
Men: 39%
Women: 61%

Everyone else was doing the same thing: 6.4%
Men: 56%
Women: 44%

I’m having an emergency situation in my car (i.e., spilled hot drink in lap): 5.4%
Men: 67%
Women: 33%

I missed my turn/exit: 4.8%
Men: 54%
Women: 46%

I had to go to the bathroom: 4.6%
Men: 35%
Women: 65%

I didn’t do anything dangerous: 4.2%
Men: 71%
Women: 29%

I was on my way to an emergency: 4%
Men: 55%
Women: 45%

My GPS said it was the right thing to do: 2.2%
Men: 82%
Women: 18%

I’m just helping out; I wasn’t even supposed to be driving: 2%
Men: 90%
Women: 10%


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