I have never (knock on wood) been caught violating the traffic laws. This is partly due to my better-than-average driving skills; but this story makes me think twice about renting a car in England!
“At Least She Was Eating Healthy”
A Reuters story this week reported that police in Tyneside, England, called in a spotter plane, a helicopter, and a video-equipped patrol car to gather evidence to convict a woman who ate an apple while driving to work. After nine court hearings, nursery nurse Sarah McCaffery, 23, was fined 60 pounds for driving recklessly. Said the guilty party: “You would think they had better things to .” (Taken from the “Dish” section of the Chicago Magazine)