Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Morning ablutions and driving don't mix!

I have already suffered through the horrors of watching women put on makeup, men shave and other morning private bathroom activities performed while driving. I haven't seen anyone showering in their car yet, just give it time.

This guy gets caught shaving and driving and loses his license because of it. My problem with it I stated succinctly some time ago:
"Yesterday I got to watch a guy shave as he drove into work. Doesn't he care about all of the little shaving bits of stubble dirtying up his car or the shirt he is wearing? I was more than a little turned off by his public shaving."
Form the article about our current offender:
"The court heard how police officers saw him drive past their patrol vehicle as he used an electric shaver on his face and crane his head to look in the rear view mirror."
His excuse is the funniest part:
"Hutcheson, who had previously worked on accident investigations with the police, also claimed he had been leaning across the car at an awkward angle so he could see past a dozen mannequins he had stored in the back of his car."
I don't even want to know what that is all about.

The offending driver is a health and safety inspector and claimed he was late to give a first aid course. I can only imagine that defensive driving courses are a lot different in the United Kingdom than in the United States. Maybe some of my readers can comment if this is so.

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