A woman from Botany has been fined $2,600 after a policeman pulled her over and found her guilty of multiple driving offences.
The 26-year-old was driving her vehicle in Sydney’s eastern suburbs when she was spotted using a mobile phone by an officer on a motorcycle.
She was then pulled over and questioned, and the policeman soon found out her licence, registration and compulsory third party insurance had expired.
In addition, she had a false registration sticker on display.
The woman was consequently issued fines for unlicensed driving, driving an unregistered/uninsured vehicle, displaying a misleading registration label and use of a hand held mobile phone.
In total, the fines came to over $2,600.
This situation serves as a reminder to other motorists to abide by the road rules when they get behind the wheel.
Even though she was not pulled over for speeding or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, she was still putting others at risk by using a hand held mobile device.
If she was receiving messages or making phone calls, then she may have been distracted from focusing on the road ahead and this could cause serious problems for both her and fellow motorists.
The other offences she made, such as driving an uninsured vehicle and using a misleading registration, are also just as serious.
These rules are in place for a reason and they all go towards improving road safety and minimising the risk of accidents.
Reckless or illegal behaviour causes many crashes every day, which is why the police are constantly trying to catch deviants and enforce the law.
Just yesterday (Wednesday August 15), a male driver on his p-plates crashed into a tree when he was travelling south on Bulkara Road in Bellevue Hill.
The 17-year-old lost control of his vehicle – a Hyundai Sante Fe – at just after midnight. He was carrying an 18-year-old passenger, who was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital with a fractured pelvis.
When police arrived on the scene, the male driver allegedly returned a positive breath test for alcohol. He was then taken to the same hospital for further tests and the police are continuing their investigation.
If you or a family member are ever involved in a car accident, then you may be eligible to apply for compensation.