Getting out of a speeding ticket in Kansas City comes down to lying, being honest and Bazooka bubble gum, according to feedback from our listeners.
While we don’t condone speeding, a current proposal in the Missouri House of Representatives to increase the interstate speed limit to 75 mph made us curious about your speeding experiences.
We took to the airwaves and social media with these questions: Have you ever tried to get out of a speeding ticket? What worked? What didn’t?
You fired back a litany of excuses that spanned from crying, to rowdy children to nonexistent funerals.
Others told us that they got out of tickets by telling the officer the truth.
One listener (@henthusiasts) tweets us: “Truth: Got (out) of 2 last year by explaining I wasn't paying attention because I was listening intently to NPR. Admitted, apologized.”
A little humor worked wonders for other listeners.
Tom Grimaldi got out of a ticket by telling the officer a joke, he tells us on Facebook.
And one of our callers said she avoided a ticket by sharing the fortune on the wrapper of her Bazooka bubble gum with the officer that read, “Today’s your lucky day.”
See more of the excuses in the online Tell KCUR conversation below.
Tell KCUR is part of a new initiative to engage the community and shine a light on your experiences and opinions. We’ll ask a new question every week and then share your feedback on the air and online. For the full Twitter stream, follow the #TellKCUR hashtag.