Manitoba RCMP can add another interesting response to the list of reasons drivers have used to try to get out of speeding tickets.
According to police, an 18-year-old motorist was caught going 162 kilometres per hour in a 90 kilometre-per-hour zone on Highway 331 when he was pulled over by Mounties on Feb. 12 around 5:30 p.m.
Police said the driver told officers he was trying to dry off the recently washed vehicle. The temperature at the time was -24 C.
Police say officers didn’t accept the driver’s reason as a valid excuse and issued a $992 fine. The driver will also have to do a licence review with Manitoba Public Insurance, according to police.
While a social media post from Manitoba RCMP made light of the driver’s reason for speeding, police say there are no excuses for that kind of behaviour on the roads.