The worst excuses of the speeding crackdown

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety today said a crackdown on speeding resulted in 13,124 speeding citations — many of which went to people doing more than 100 mph — and at least three lame excuses.

We submit for your inspection, the three lamest as provided by the DPS:

• Trying to get to McDonald’s before it closed.
• My multiple boxes of frozen meat are melting in the back seat.
• I was going 55 in a 55, or whatever the speed limit is in the area.

My brother was once stopped in Massachusetts for vastly outracing the speed limit. “It’s bad for the car to go so slow,” he claimed to have told the police officer.

There should be an extra citation for bad excuses. Or a reward for the effort.

Here’s the list of citations by area.