What possible excuse might one have for driving 96 mph in a 45 mph zone?

Officers from the Aggressive Driver Response Team issued the following citations today:

West Seattle Bridge – 45 mph zone

1 at 96 mph**

1 at 74 mph

1 at 69 mph

1 at 67 mph

1 at 66 mph

2 No Proof of Insurance

1 Drivers License – possession

1 Bus Lane violation

 Highland Park Way SW – 30 mph zone

1 at 49 mph

2 at 48 mph

2 at 47 mph

1 at 46 mph

4 at 45 mph

2 No Proof of Insurance

** “I just wasn’t thinking” (excuse given to officer).

The Seattle Police Department encourages all motor vehicle operators to be familiar with and obey all local and state traffic laws and to always drive with due regard for all others on the roadway.