You may have heard of the recent case of a Liverpool lady driver being stopped by police for eating a crust of bread. She was charged with not being in control of her car, and was given a fixed penalty fine of £60 which also added three point to her licence. click here
Well surprise, surprise. I've just watched an episode of "Road Wars" and saw a Slough motor patrol officer driving his unmarked car whilst eating food carried in his lap. The lady had both hands on the wheel whilst eating her crust, but the policeman constantly removed his hand from the wheel to put food into his mouth.
I'm hoping this lady has seen tonight's episode of "Road Wars" because I reckon it gives her good grounds to appeal her conviction, don't you? TC.
The section in the Highway Code that covers driver vehicle control is in many instances open to individual interpretation, according to a advanced driver association spokesman speaking on the radio. They were discussing this case and he said that technically any driver action that diverts the attention and involves taking a hand off the wheel for whatever reason, apart from necessary manual gear changing, can be construed as an offence under the Code. TC.