Nosy driver fined for filming crash scene

A CANBERRA motorist who was caught filming the scene of a highway crash has been slapped with a hefty effective.

Driver fined after filming crash on her telephone. Photograph: ACT Policing.

The girl – who was driving with one hand and filming the crash scene with the opposite – was fined nearly $600 and given 4 demerit factors.

Police noticed the lady whereas they labored at a collision involving a automobile and a bicycle on the Barton Freeway close to Nicholls on Friday (November 11) morning.

Footage of the lady utilizing her telephone was captured by police in-car cameras, and when officers later contacted the motive force she admitted to filming the scene of the crash.

ACT Street Policing Officer in Cost, Performing Inspector Ken Williams stated the lady’s behaviour was unacceptable.

“This driver confirmed little regard for their very own security, in addition to that of police, different first responders, and the folks concerned in a collision,” Performing Inspector Williams stated.

“Sadly, this isn’t an remoted matter, police see it far too typically when attending collisions.

“You shouldn’t have to consider it, it’s simply widespread sense to take further care when driving previous hazards on the roadways comparable to collision scenes.”

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