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Suffolk Police share excuses used by drivers caught speeding on county's roads




Road police in Suffolk have shared some of the bizarre excuses they've heard from drivers who have been caught breaking the law on the county's roads.

The Norfolk and Suffolk Roads and Armed Policing Team have had a busy month, with drivers across the county having been caught speeding, drug driving and drink driving.

Officers from the team shared some of the worst offenders and the excuses put to them by drivers after they were pulled over.

Police have been cracking down on those breaking the law on Suffolk's roads
Police have been cracking down on those breaking the law on Suffolk's roads

'Look at the car I drive'

One driver was caught travelling at 93mph in a 70mph zone and told police it was the second time he had been caught in the area in just a month.

But when officers proceeded to tell him not to go over the speed limit, he reportedly said: "Yeah but you see the car I drive."

They then pointed out that his car has cruise control and a limiter - both of which are used to automatically control the speed your vehicle is going - and that the speed limit applies no matter what car is being driven.

'My wife said hurry back'

Another driver was caught travelling at 96mph and when he was stopped by police, said he was in a hurry.

It later transpired that his wife had asked him to 'hurry back' but had even warned him not to speed.

The driver was reported and advised on the road laws.

Many drivers were stopped by police in the month of April
Many drivers were stopped by police in the month of April

'I was late because I got a haircut'

Officers were also taken aback by a man who was stopped after having been caught driving at 100mph.

He claimed he was delivering dinner to a friend but was running 'very late' due to stopping to get a haircut first.

He was reported and will face magistrates at a later date.

New car, new limit?

Another driver tried to pull the wool over officers' eyes by claiming the reason for speeding was that it was a new car.

A police spokesman took to Twitter to point out that the speed limit doesn't change in a new car and that national speed limits are the same for everyone.

He added that the car had cruise control and a limiter.

The driver was reported and will appear in court.

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