Speeding: What’s Your Excuse?

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(NBC News) A new survey finds the vast majority of drivers freely admit to speeding.

“We had 82% admitting that they drive over the speed limit by as much as 15 miles per hour,” says Michelle Megna of CarInsurance.com.

The survey also asked about excuses used when stopped by the police.

Twenty-four percent claimed they didn’t realize they were speeding, 18 percent said they were late for work, and 14 percent remarked they were going as fast as everyone else.

There were others excuses, and interestingly, most are effective.

“Half of the drivers we surveyed avoided speeding tickets by providing an excuse,” Megna says.

The survey also found that asking for a warning also works well.

“41 percent of the drivers we surveyed that asked for a warning received it instead of a ticket,” Megna notes.

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Nichole Hannahs
Nichole is WHIZ’s News Director/Anchor. She joined the WHIZ family while attending high school at Bishop Rosecrans, before taking a full-time position in 2005. Nichole is no stranger to the area. She grew up in Corning, Ohio and and graduated from Waynesburg College, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications emphasizing in Sports Broadcasting/Sports Information and Journalism.When not at work Nichole enjoys watching St. Louis Blues hockey, enjoying time with family, spending time outdoors and reading.If Nichole wasn't in broadcasting she'd probably have become a teacher.Nichole is married to a fellow sports fan Brandon. They have two sons Cameron and Xavier.