Fined For Blowing One's Nose in Traffic

Who'd know that blowing out your nose while stuck in traffic is illegal?

A businessman was fined £60 and had his driving license endorsed for blowing his nose while stuck in a traffic jam.

Michael Mancini, a furniture restorer from Prestwick, Ayrshire, was given the fixed penalty and docked three penalty points after leaning over and pulling out a paper handkerchief to wipe his nose when stuck in Ayr High Street.

Mancini said that his van was in neutral with its handbrake on, and that he was flabbergasted when he was signaled into a parking bay by an approaching policeman. Matters became “a little bit surreal”, he said, when he wound down his window and was promptly charged by the stern-faced PC Stuart Gray, a man known locally as “Shiny Buttons” in recognition of his zealous attention to detail. “I honestly thought it was a joke,” said Mancini, 39, who was booked for failing to be in control of his vehicle. (Source)

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I earnestly respect and admire cops, but this is obviously a power trip.

So yeah, my respect is tempered with a healthy level of "WTF." Especially when you consider the fact that police officers are, by their own standards, some of the worst offenders on the road. Not because they lack the necessary driving skill, but because they simply ignore things like stop signs and posted speed limits. And here I thought the traffic rules were put in place for the safety of everyone!
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The fact that I taught myself to blow my nose with one hand....very effective for a year round allergy sufferer with frequent sinus infections....has come in extremely handy!
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A bit out of date this I'm afraid. Apart from the fact it was in January, the case was dropped in February so common sense did prevail for once - although it certainly took it's time!
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