Woman fined £145 for eating banana & 3 points too

Sitting in a long line of traffic can really work up an appetite, but satisfying your hunger could cost you.  A woman was fined a staggering £145 for eating a banana while behind the wheel.
Her crime was spotted by an eagle-eyed policeman in Christchurch, Dorset.
The officer claimed that she had taken her hands off the wheel to peel the banana.
And that's not where her bad luck ended - because not only was she fined but she was also given 3 penalty points on her driving licence.  The amount of points she received for her supposed crime is the same amount given to those who have hit a pedestrian.
The driver said "I'm a single mum, this is the most expensive banana I've ever had in my life.
"When the officer got out he was really angry from the offset, but I was still completely unaware I'd done anything wrong."  She went on to explain that as a Carer she often doesn't have time to stop for lunch while at work so she has to 'eat on the hoof'.
Dorset Police No Excuse Team deal with 'bad and inconsiderate driving' and they said: "A driver was offered a Driver Awareness Course for not having proper control of their vehicle whilst driving. They had been seen peeling a banana whilst driving with no hands on the steering wheel, risking the safety of other road users.  Had she have chosen the DAC which costs the same as a fine then she would have avoided the points on her licence".


  1. If she was in moving traffic at the time fair enough but if stationary waiting to move, bloody ridiculous!


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