Skip to comments.Bad excuse final straw (Norway)
Posted on 08/16/2005 2:33:10 AM PDT by franksolich
Speeding and driving dangerously was bad enough, but a flimsy excuse was more than traffic police could stand.
Acting district leader of UP, Norway's highway patrol, Tor Ødegård, was shocked by the excuse he was given after stopping a man who was doing 113 kph (70 mph) in an 80 kph (50 mph) zone.
"The man complained that his windshield wipers weren't working and the only way he could get the rain to glance off the windshield was to maintain high speed," Ødegård told Trondheim newspaper Adresseavisen.
Ødegård noticed the car was driving much faster than others.
"In the end he got stuck behind a car and started blinking his lights like crazy. That he was driving with just his parking lights on didn't make things better," Ødegård told the paper.
Normally the driver would have had to been doing 116 kph to lose his license on the spot, but Ødegård felt the explanation was so extreme that he had no choice.
"The man is now a pedestrian," Ødegård said.
More news from Norway, our gallant allies in the War Against Terror.
Sounds good to me ;-)
Well now, this like splitting hairs.
The difference between 113 kph and 116 kph cannot possibly be discernible.
The differences in measurements always flummoxed me, when living in other places.
They can have their kilometers, centimeters, &c., &c., &c.; I prefer the miles and inches. A kilometer is a wimp mile, just a few steps, while it takes a man to walk a real mile.
And a gallon makes more sense than a liter.
The only thing I would trade is our pound (1 pound) for their kilogram (2.2 pounds).
But 113 and 116 kph? That difference must be the edge of a razor.
70 mph = 113 klm's so , maybe , 1.6 mph more is 116 klm's ... Maybe , on a good day ;-/
Oh, very sorry ( best chinaman) kph ;
166 km/h is 2 mph more.
I don't have a problem with it. This guy sounds like the kind of idiot I'm always wishing would get pulled over.
Lame, lame, lame. I have a small bladder and I've been drink all day would have been better. Or, in an effort to save fuel I was testing my speed control at 113 kph, good thing your didn't pick me up on the radar 10 minutes ago when I was at 213 kph.
I had a CJ-5 when I was a teenager and spent most of one summer without a top.
Whenever it rained I would drive as fast as I could with my nose plastered against the windshield.
The more you are on the highways, the greater your chance of having an accident. So, if you drive faster, you're on the highway for a shorter time and less likely to get involved in an accident?
***"In the end he got stuck behind a car and started blinking his lights like crazy. That he was driving with just his parking lights on didn't make things better," Ødegård told the paper.***
How do you blink your parking lights?
70 in a 50 mile zone isnt bad, its easy to see this cop never patrolled the Washington beltway.
Actually the metric system makes more sense as it is based on multiples of 10 and easier to compute. A mile is 1.6 kilometres, so not quite "A kilometer is a wimp mile, just a few steps, while it takes a man to walk a real mile." A gallon or a litre, not really too much to differentiate.
Do you know that measurement of a feet is set by a French King. King Louie or Ludwig that his really name was. He was measuring his castle using his feet. So I guess the whole system of measuremnt in the US is adapted from the French. That cant feel to good. Welcome the metric system.
Well Ludvig without a v
Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know the history of the metric system, but never got too fond of it.
It "dumbs down" things too much.
How much intellectual effort does it take, to understand 1 inch to the foot, 3 feet to 1 yard, 5,480 feet to the mile?
We're getting lazy when we have to "dumb down" things.
As for "measurement uniformity," it won't happen. In places that respect the rule of law, a kilogram is 2.2 pounds, indisputably.
But much of the world does not respect the rule of law, and an alleged kilogram ends up--in fact, in real life--something like 1.7 pounds or 1.9 pounds or .8 pounds, never an honest weight.
Ever seen a "liter" of Ukrainian vodka?
Dang it, the sun was shining directly onto the computer monitor here.
I meant "12 inches to the foot."
Out here on the prairies, with large wide windows in the living room facing east, north, and south, and myself parked where I can see the traffic coming down the road, this time of the year the sun shines right onto the screen, and so one misses the typos.
Did you hear about the women that were stopped for speeding? They were running low on gas and were trying to get to the gas station before they ran out. :O)
Mornin' to ya. Somebody needs to write a book of idiot excuses. It would be a best seller. I used to be into research, but I don't play that game any more.