Absence of Goats Cited as Reason for Speeding

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Speeders continue to provide proof of the human race’s endless capacity for coming up with excuses.  On Sunday, a Swiss tourist caught speeding in Ontario, Canada, said he had been driving so fast because he cannot do so in his own country for fear of hitting a goat.

"A motorist from Switzerland, used to driving around hills and mountains, takes advantage of the ability to go faster without risking hitting a goat," writes the Canadian traffic officer, who is using the present tense as a literary device as so many Canadians are doing in their police reports.  You wouldn’t think they’d blame a guy for speeding when he is so plagued with slow goats at home, but the Canadians did.  They gave the man a ticket for no less than $360 Canadian.  Seems like a lot, even if he was going 161 km/hr in a 100 km/hr zone, which is . . . well, it’s 61 km/hr over the limit.

Police apparently did not doubt the man’s story but said it did not excuse the ticket.  "I’ve never been to Switzerland," said a spokesman, "but obviously they must have a problem with [goat dodging] there."

Link: Reuters via My Way News