As a parent, it’s probably not a good idea to buy your newly licensed teenage kid a muscle car like a Chevrolet Camaro SS or Ford Mustang GT. Unless they are one of those rare responsible teenagers, it’s very likely that they will speed in the car, street race it, mistreat it or worst of all, crash it. Don’t discount the possibility of all four of these things happening, either.
A news story out of Eden Prairie, Minnesota published by Fox 9 serves as a good reminder of why this is such a bad idea. According to the article, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police pulled a red Camaro SS over this week after an officer clocked the muscle car travelling at 170 km/h – or about 105 mph. When the officer quizzed the 16-year old driver of the Camaro on why they were going so fast, they came up with an interesting excuse:
“Too many hot wings and needed to bathroom,” the driver was quoted in saying.
We all sympathize with having some digestive issues after eating spicy food, but this humorous excuse wasn’t enough to get our troubled teen Camaro driver out of a ticket. They were handed down a $966 CDN fine for speeding and were also given a $203 CDN ticket for driving on a learner’s license without a supervising driver in the passenger seat. Knowing Canada’s strict traffic laws, we’d say this muscle car-driving wing enthusiast got off pretty easy.
Here’s to safe driving and safe hot wing consuming, GM Authority readers.
Source: Fox 9
Photo via Canadian Royal Mounted Police