Driver blames speeding ticket on listening to Mötley Crüe’s ‘Kickstart My Heart’

The glam metal fan was fined $639 (£377) for the offence

A driver in Manitoba, Canada tried to excuse his speeding by telling police officers that he’d been listening to Mötley Crüe‘s ‘Kickstart My Heart’ at the time of the offence.

The glam metal band’s November 1989 single – which featured on their fifth studio album ‘Dr. Feelgood’ – apparently came on the radio in the driver’s car just before he was pulled over by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police [via Kelowna Now], which the driver then tried to use as justification for his speeding.

A post on the RCMP’s Facebook page on Monday (January 7) confirmed the incident, which saw the driver – who was driving at 145 km/h (90 mph) – being fined $639 (£377) for the offence.


According to the post, the RCMP officer who pulled over the unnamed driver was also listening to ‘Kickstart My Heart’ at the same time as they were both tuned into the same radio station. See the post below.

This driver’s excuse for going 145kmh? Kickstart my Heart by Mötley Crüe was on the radio. Funny enough, our officer…

Posted by Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Manitoba on Monday, January 7, 2019

The incident brings back memories of an Andrew W.K. fan, who was also fined for speeding in January 2018 and later claimed that they’d been inspired to go over the speed limit by listening to one of W.K.’s songs. W.K. offered to pay the fine, telling the speedster: “I was responsible for the sonic party power that caused you to speed.”

Last month, it was confirmed that the upcoming Mötley Crüe Netflix biopic will be released in March.