Sunday, 31 January 2010

Fined for blowing your nose - the war on motorists contines apace

The Mail reports that:
"When motorist Michael Mancini found himself stuck in a queue of traffic with a runny nose, he instinctively reached for his hankie.

However, the simple act of pulling out a tissue and blowing his nose earned the astonished businessman a £60 on-the-spot fine after a police officer decided he was 'not in control of his vehicle'.

Police constable Stuart Gray handed out the fixed penalty notice even though Mr Mancini was stopped in stationary traffic with his handbrake on."
Police priorities? Controlling the public? Raising money from transgression taxes/fines?

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