Ellen DeGeneres is Immune to Speeding Tickets

Ellen DeGeneres has a license to speed thanks to her celebrity status. Yesterday, Ellen told Jimmy Kimmel that she has a tough time abiding by the speed limit, but the heavy-footed talkshow host hasn't faced any repercussions yet.

"I drive a little bit above the suggested limit," Ellen told Kimmel. "Some of them are so low. Some are 30 miles an hour, and that's like, 'Really?!'"

But when she got pulled over recently, the traffic cop let her off the hook because of her good deeds.

"He walked up and said, 'I'm pulling you over because you're going 35 in a 30,'" Ellen recalled. "And then he looked at me like he thought it might be me. Then he said, 'Do you have a driver's license?' I handed it to him, and he goes, 'You do a lot of good for the world, so...'"

The rest of the story was lost to the audience's applause. When that died down, Ellen insisted that she's not much of a speed freak.

"I really don't speed that much, but I was speeding another time on the freeway and...that time I was going fast. And I got pulled over, and he walks over to the side of my car, and I had the window down, and he goes, 'Listen, I—oh, my wife loves you!!' I was like, 'Oh, good. You wanna get a selfie?' And he was like, 'Okay!'"

So there you have it. To get out of speeding tickets, you have to...

1. Become incredibly famous.

2. Offer free selfies to cops.


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