Range Rover Driver Caught Speeding Tells Police She's 'Allowed 12 Points'
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Police have slammed a speeding Range Rover driver after she brushed off the offence because she's 'allowed 12 points'.
Officers stopped the motorist in Bury, Greater Manchester, UK, after she was caught driving at 47mph in a 30mph zone.
The driver - who already had three points on her licence for speeding - told officers when they pulled her over: "Well I'm allowed 12 points."
Greater Manchester Police Bury North condemned the woman's 'poor attitude' in a Facebook post.
The post read: "#TRANSPORTUNIT officers issued 5 Traffic offence reports whilst conducting speed enforcement on Bury Road, Bury.
"The driver of this Range Rover was doing 47mph in a 30mph zone.
"Already having 3 points on her licence for speeding, her reply to officers was "well I'm allowed 12 points". Poor attitude towards road safety."
The driver was citing the penalty points system, whereby an accumulation of 12 points within three years can result in a driving ban.
Clearly though, regardless of how many points you have on your licence, driving at almost 50mph in a 30mph zone is obviously dangerous.
Police are often faced with bizarre excuses from speeding drivers, desperate to avoid punishment.
Last summer, a driver in South Yorkshire who was caught speeding at 115mph on a motorway told police he was going so fast because he was 'desperate' for the toilet.
Officers said they followed the motorist as he raced along the M18, having been clocked doing 35mph above the national speed limit by a marked car.
South Yorkshire Police's Operational Support Unit said the man didn't appear to notice the BMW 530 traffic car trailing him, meaning he can't have checked his mirrors for 'some distance'.
Eventually, however, the driver was pulled over by officers, who asked why he was travelling at such a high speed.
The man told cops he was 'desperate for the toilet', having driven up from London - but his excuse didn't seem to go down too well with police, who noticed he was able to sit down 'quite comfortably' with them to have a chat.
In a post to Facebook, a spokesman for SYP's Operational Support Unit said: "The bit of kit in the picture is in one of our marked cars.
"The reading on the bit of kit came about when said marked car followed another vehicle along the M18 last weekend.
"As much as we would sometimes love to have a cloaking device in our cars, we didn't need it for this chap.
"Our BMW 530, in high-vis Battenberg, was able to follow him for some distance without him checking his mirrors and seeing we were there.
"The driver's excuse? He was desperate for the toilet having driven all the way up from London."