Man framed by deer

Traffic court is not a place you want to be. It’s a huge time commitment and usually it’s over an amount of money that’s not worth it in the end. Regardless of whether you are innocent, it’s generally to be avoided. But what if police have the wrong guy?

In Massachusetts, claimed just such a thing over a speeding ticket. He told a judge that not was he not speeding when police pulled him over, but that the real offender wasn’t even human. In fact, a speeding deer that was to blame. The man claimed the police officer’s radar gun had actually caught the speed of a nearby deer, rather than his car.

The judge upheld the speeding ticket fine, and the deer remains at large.

Tackling drivers, drugs and Keanu Reeves movies

It may not be as crass as Topeka, Kansas’ attempt to get faster Internet by changing its name to “Google,” but town of Speed is definitely putting in the effort.

Speed, Australia, will change its name to “Speedkills” for the month of March to promote a driver safety campaign against exceeding the posted speed limit. Phil Reed, head of community relations at the Transport Accident Commission, hopes it will convince people that speeding should be considered “(as) socially unacceptable as drink driving.”

We won’t know if the campaign made an impact until April when the statistics come in, but we do know that the local “football” team’s gonna love their temporary new name.

Christmas is in the air

We tend to make fun of foreigners a lot, so perhaps it’s time we show the good side of them (aside from the French, they’re bastards).

In Germany, a woman was pulled over for speeding and was understandably upset by getting a ticket for the offense. She was so upset that she began crying. Another woman pulled over for the same reason was moved by first driver’s tears that she paid for the crying woman’s ticket.

And that’s it.

Yeah, you didn’t expect one of those warm, fuzzy, Christmas cheer-type stories, did you?