why worry, why hurry?


driver pulled over with license plate that expired in 1997 tells police, “I’ve been busy lately.”


Apparently, some people in Louisiana are incredibly busy.

How busy?

Too busy to replace a license plate that expired in 1997.

“We can’t make this stuff up,” officers with the Slidell Police Department said. “We discovered the illegal plate during a routine traffic stop.”

“For those of you who like to “switch tags”, at least give us a good challenge and don’t use a license plate that is over 20 years old and expired back in 1997,” officers added.

It’s a hilarious bit of real-life shenanigans police deal with on a daily basis. But it’s the drivers response that really provides some laughs.

“Sorry, officer. I’ve been busy lately and totally forgot to renew my vehicle registration,” he reportedly told police. “I will take care of it as soon as I get home.”

Slidell, located in the St. Tammany Parish, is on the northeast shore of Lake Pontchartrain. It is part of the New Orleans−Metairie−Kenner Metropolitan Area.

It’s a long way from Michigan, but like Michiganders, Slidell residents must also change their license plate tabs annually.

“bad excuses are worse than none.”

-thomas fuller





credits: mlive,brandon champion

59 responses »

  1. Love it! Actually, I forgot to renew my car’s registration here one year and got pulled over by the police in a shopping centre, of all places. I said to the officer that I couldn’t have been speeding and he said, “No, you weren’t. But you’re driving an unregistered car.” I had to leave the car there and my 8-year-old daughter and I were driven home in a police car. Embarrassing. I had a good excuse though. The renewal notice arrived (or didn’t) when we were in the process of moving house, twice. I was driving around in an unregistered car for a year though and didn’t realise. (Neither did Hub.) I was very grateful for a kind and understanding police officer.

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  2. Lol, the gall! If mirrors have the warning “objects in mirror may be closer than they appear to be”, maybe license plates need the old warning “dates on the calendar may be closer than they appear to be”…. 🙂


  3. Pingback: why worry, why hurry? — I didn’t have my glasses on…. – Truth Troubles

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