When it comes to getting out of a speeding ticket, we’re pretty sure police have heard it all, but one Canadian driver could very well have delivered something original by attributing his excessive speed to a Mötley Crüe song.
Pulled over for travelling 145kmh, the driver soon informed the attending officer that he was listening to Mötley Crüe’s 1989 track ‘Kickstart My Heart’. At 180 BPM, the song understandably – but nonetheless illegally – saw the driver plant his foot a little harder than necessary.
“This driver’s excuse for going 145kmh? ‘Kickstart my Heart’ by Mötley Crüe was on the radio,” wrote the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Manitoba in a Facebook post.
“Funny enough, our officer knew he was telling the truth, since he was also listening to it – just at a much slower & safer speed. Fined $639.”
Fellow commuters took to the comments section to offer their two cents, with some noting tracks that ignite their speed – AC/DC’s ‘Thunderstruck’ and, ironically, Judas Priest’s ‘Breaking the Law’ – while one person suggested perhaps the driver would’ve benefited from listening to Foghat’s ‘Slow Ride’ instead.
Find out about the mechanics behind Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx's flamethrower bass in this handy YouTube clip.