Slideshow Top 10 Excuses from Drivers When Pulled Over by Police

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  • April 29 2013, 12:44pm EDT

Among people who said they have used excuses when pulled over by a police officer, here’s how explanations break down:

10. My GPS said it was the right thing to do (2.2 percent)

Men: 82 percent; Women: 18 percent

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9. I was on my way to an emergency (4 percent)

Men: 55 percent; Women: 45 percent

8. I didn’t do anything dangerous (4.2 percent)

Men: 71 percent; Women: 29 percent

7. I had to go to the bathroom (4.6 percent)

Men: 35 percent; Women: 65 percent

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6. I missed my turn/exit (4.8 percent)

Men: 54 percent; Women: 46 percent

5. I’m having an emergency situation in my car (5.4 percent)

E.g. spilling a hot drink on your lap Men: 67 percent; Women: 33 percent

4. Everyone else was doing it (6.4 percent)

Men: 56 percent; Women: 44 percent

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3. I didn’t know it was broken (12.4 percent)

Men: 39 percent; Women: 61 percent

2. I’m lost and unfamiliar with the roads (15.6 percent)

Men: 35 percent; Women: 65 percent

1. I couldn’t see the sign telling me not to do it (20.4 percent)

Men: 38 percent; Women: 62 percent