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Speeding excuses include "my cat is sick" and "in a rush to get to my girlfriend's"

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Police have revealed some of the excuses from speeding drivers they've been given so far this year.

The Alliance Roads Policing team, which includes Devon and Dorset, say one person caught doing 92 mph told them: "My cat is sick."

Another doing 101 mph said they were 'in a rush to get to my girlfriend's house'.

One person caught doing 100 mph said: "Didn’t realise I was going that fast."

Another blamed doing 94 mph on 'chatting and distracted'.

The force is increasing the number of roadside speeding checks it is carrying out.

Alison Hernandez, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall, is the national lead for road safety for the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners.

A survey run by her office last month showed that the public overwhelming supported tougher penalties for drivers who flout the law.

She said: "The new No Excuse roads policing team, coupled with the partnership’s work, means speeding drivers are less likely to be able to get away with endangering their lives and the lives of others.

"In 2017, the last year for which there are figures, there were 1,616 reported accidents in Devon and Cornwall and 63 deaths on our roads, this is simply unacceptable."

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