I was just testing my car, it has a fault that only shows over 80mph.
This was a genuine excuse used by one motorist who had just been caught speeding.
Whilst other peoples misdemeanours behind the wheel may fill us with a sense of righteous indignation, we often fail to realise that the majority of us continually make excuses for our own shortcomings as drivers.
This is a problem that affects us all but no more so than young drivers, where experience has yet to catch up with a new-found confidence behind the wheel.
Most of us believe that the speed limit should only apply to other people after all, we all think that we are the best driver on the roads.
Standard excuses for speeding range from Im late for a meeting, I was rushing to hospital to I wasnt really going that fast, was I?
The truth is that it is an easy and all too common mistake to think that accidents happen to other people and never to us. Anyone who regards themselves to be such a good driver as can set their own speed limits, is a danger to themselves and every other unfortunate road user who crosses their path.
We all make excuses for our bad driving here are some that people have given for speeding or driving through a red traffic light.