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“Officer, I was only speeding because I didn’t want coronavirus to catch me”

Ah, isn’t it great that even in the middle of a global pandemic, people still offer newsworthy excuses as to why they decided to speed down the freeway? Take it from some dude in Surrey, England who drummed up a topical-yet-pathetic excuse as to why he developed a lead foot.

Newsweek reports that the unnamed gentleman was caught speeding down the infamous M25 last week and was clocking speeds at 130 mph.

So, what excuse did this poor soul offer up to officers once he was pulled over? “‘I thought the faster I went the less chance I would catch coronavirus,” he reportedly said.

Obviously, police didn’t buy it and sent him off to court to settle a hefty traffic ticket.

Apparently, speeding has been on the rise over the globe due to quieter roads now that non-essential businesses have shuttered to prevent further spread of the COVID-19 virus. Because there’s less workers on the road, including heavy advisories against non-essential travel, some believe that now’s the perfect time to test how fast their cars can go.

So, on that note, please follow what Surrey police and their global counterparts have to say and don’t do that.

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