ChatterBank4 mins ago
Driving me crazy.
In the news today is a story about a woman being fined �30 for eating a apple while driving,( the police thought she was using her mobile) and are using the fact that her mind was distracted and put the public in danger. Also a man was fined for eating a kit kat whilst driving which was unwrapped by his wife and feed to him, for the same reason, Fair enough, but surly all that roadside advertising does exactly the same and if the police are going to keep fining people for these misdemeanours they must have to do something about that too. Your thoughts please.
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I can appreciate the wisdom of legislation concerning drivers being in proper control of their vehicle, but there has to be some common sense applied. A warning in the first instance would seem apropriate - especially in view of the ongoing legal farago (I haven't read any details yet) which has cost several thousand pounds.
I would never condone the breking of a valid law, but there has to be a degree of application used, and I'm sure most police would agree. I'd be more impressed if the chavs driving with their stereos at ear-bleeding volume and the windows down to show off were all fined for the same reason.
I can't believe that the Police force in quetion spent �10,000 taking her to court resulting in a �60 fine with �100 costs. I am not surprised that the lady in question fought it in court but it does make you think what else you could be done for, having only 1 hand on the wheel when changing gear?!
andy hughes is right common sense must be applied.