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But, policeman … I did not see the indication! Chances are all traffic deputies have actually heard that, as it’s the leading reason in’s new study of descriptions drivers provide when dropped in a policeman.

Failing to observe a roadside indication is not the only excuse that revolves around the driver’s unfortunate ‘lack of details.’ Being lost and being unaware of car devices failure are likewise amongst the most common replies drivers give to authorities when pulled over for a possible ticket, according to the ‘Ticketmasters’ study.

Among individuals who state they’ve utilized reasons during a traffic stop, here’s how explanations break down:

1. I couldn’t see the sign informing me not to do it: 20. 4 percent

2. I am lost and unpracticed the roadways: 15.6 percent

3. I did not understand it was broken: 12.4 percent

4. Everybody else was doing it: 6.4 percent

5. I am having an emergency scenario in my car. (For instance, spilled a hot beverage on your lap.):5.4 percent

6. I missed my turn/exit: 4.8 percent

7. I needed to go to the bathroom: 4.6 percent

8. I did not do anything dangerous: 4.2 percent

9. I was on my method to an emergency. (For example, to help somebody who’s ill or hurt.): 4 percent

10. My GPS stated it was the right thing to do. – 2.2 percent

11. I am just assisting, I was not even expected to be driving. (For example, your friend is intoxicated.): 2 percent

Men vs. women

When it comes to men rationalizing risky actions behind the wheel, most blame their own altruism– ‘I am simply assisting. I hadn’t been even expected to be driving!’– and GPS dedication– ‘My GPS stated it was the right thing to do.’ (See chart below.)

Not so for ladies. Just 10 percent of people who stated they were ‘just assisting’ were female, according to survey results, compared to 90 percent for males.

Or consider this: of drivers who stated they were following GPS instructions when pulled over, 82 percent were men, compared to just 18 percent of women.

The leading excuses for women consist of being lost and having to go to the bathroom. Sixty-five percent of people who used those two excuses were women, compared to 35 percent of men.

Here are the study results broken down by gender:

Excuse Of individuals who’ve utilized this excuse, the portion that are guys: Of individuals who’ve used this excuse, the portion that are females:
I am simply helping out. I hadn’t been even expected to be driving. 90 10
My GPS said it was the right thing to do. 82 18
I did not do anything dangerous. 71 29
I am having an emergency scenario in my car. 67 33
Everyone else was doing it. 56 44
I was on my way to an emergency. 55 45
I missed my turn/exit. 54 46
I didn’t know it was broken. 39 61
I could not see the indication informing me not to do it. 38 62
I am lost and unpracticed the roadways.

35 65
I’d to go to the bathroom. 35 65

Keep on truckin: Just how much tickets raise automobile insurance rates

If your excuses don’t work and you get a ticket, your automobile insurance rates are most likely to enhance.’s Uh-Oh! Calculator will inform you the average rate boosts for 14 typical traffic violations.


Insurance. com commissioned a study of 500 certified drivers age 18 and over. The study was fielded in February 2013.

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