Whilst driving yesterday, I saw a vehicle which was initally driving normally until it turned into another road, whereupon it started to cross over the bike lane, painted traffic islands, dual continous white lines and broken white lines.
I would be amazed if the driver had not started to use his mobile phone.
Hopefully, he will be one of the first paying customers.
"When stopped, the 19-year-old male driver produced a NSW P2 provisional licence which is restricted to a maximum speed of 100km/h. At the time, there were no P-plates displayed on the vehicle.
The driver then inadvertently dobbed himself in for the mobile phone offence.
According to the NSW Police Highway Patrol Facebook page, when the driver was advised police would be confiscating and suspending his driver’s licence on the spot for six months, he took out his mobile phone to call a friend to come and pick him up.
“As the driver unlocked his phone, police observed a video to be playing, which depicted the driver filming himself one-handed with his mobile phone, whilst driving at high speed, immediately prior to being stopped by police.
“Subsequent enquiries revealed the driver resides in the Canterbury-Bankstown (local government area) and was breaching the Public Health Orders, as he was absent from his home address without a reasonable excuse.”
The driver was issued penalty notices totalling $4174 and 13 demerit points. [Exceed speed limit over 45km/h ($2547 and 6 demerits), P2 licence holder use mobile phone while driving ($352 and 5 demerits), not display P-plates ($275 and 2 demerits), and Breach Public Health Order ($1000 and 0 demerits)."
Some 50 years of seat belt legislation yet some idiots still don’t get the message.
The vehicles I bought prior to seat belts being compulsory were already fitted with seat belts and I made sure that any passengers as well as myself were wearing them.
Shortly before their introduction, we were driving from Townsville to Ingham in the Authority’s vehicle when the muppet who was driving did not slow down for the old low level Crystal Creek bridge some 70km North of Townsville, despite facing a give way sign.
A vehicle travelling South had just started crossing the bridge, and the muppet slammed on the brakes, whereby the vehicle slammed into the high enbankment on one side, then the other side, and finally the first side again, resulting in it being written off, but we managed to stop before the bridge.
Fortunately we were both wearing seat belts and did not suffer a scratch.
The other driver may well still be suffering from PTSD.