A popular excuse among drivers is that the traffic sign was illegible. Drivers only realize that there may be a speed limit when the speed camera goes off - which often happens earlier than you think.

Some drivers are too fast simply because they are in a hurry. It's annoying when you get flashed because of it. If there is a fine procedure, it must be proven that it was really an emergency. Some judges have decided that not even heavy bowel movements are enough, as the judge has decided. If you get caught, it's expensive. Many drivers try to avoid the fine. But only very few excuses work. Some excuses are more popular with drivers than others. But which ones work and which ones still require you to pay the expensive fine? Take our quiz to find out. The answers will be revealed at the bottom of the page. The results will be published at the end of the week. For confidential support, call the Samaritans in the UK on 08457 90 90 90 90, visit a local Samaritans branch or click here for details.