By Kelsey Mays on Mon Apr 29 19:30:00 GMT-06:00 2013
Well, gosh, officer. I didn't see that 35-mph speed limit. Or the yield sign. Or that no-turn-on-red.
That's the most common excuse drivers give when pulled over, according to a new survey by Insurance.com. Last February, the insurance comparison website polled 500 licensed drivers age 18 and older. Of those who said they tried to reason with the police officer — or just plain give an excuse — more than one-fifth said they couldn't see the sign that prohibited their actions.
"There were some striking differences" in answers between men and women, Insurance.com Managing Editor Michelle Megna told us. Of those who said they missed the sign, nearly two-thirds were women — a group that often pleads ignorance in such situations, the survey suggests. Men, by contrast, tend to argue extenuating circumstances or deny any recklessness.
See the rest of the survey's results for yourself:
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