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Something they don't teach at driving school (Girl caught applying makeup)
Reuters ^ | Thu Mar 9, 2006 10:16 AM ET

Posted on 03/12/2006 2:49:54 PM PST by sully777

LONDON (Reuters) - North Wales police couldn't believe their eyes when a camera at a notorious accident spot caught a driver using both hands to put on her make-up.

Donna Maddock, 22, was filmed as she drove along the A499, one of Britain's most dangerous roads. She held a mirror in her left hand and an eye pencil in her right, leaving the steering wheel to itself.

Wednesday, she was fined 200 pounds ($350) with 55 pounds costs and had six penalty points added to her driving license after admitting careless driving at Pwllheli magistrates court.

"A car is a dangerous lump of metal in the wrong hands. You need to be in control at all times, and Miss Maddock's actions beggars belief," said Inspector Essi Ahari in a statement.

A police spokeswoman said the camera had been set up because of the large numbers of collisions and deaths on that stretch of road.

"It is to catch speeding drivers. But when officers saw the film of her applying her makeup it was also obvious that she was committing a careless act," she said.


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KEYWORDS: autopilot; baddrivers; cosmetics; dangerous; makeup; nohandsdriving; stupid; uk; wales; womendrivers
I've seen this behavior on the road everyday.
1 posted on 03/12/2006 2:49:59 PM PST by sully777
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To: sully777

It's okay, she had cruise control.:)


2 posted on 03/12/2006 2:54:44 PM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (“Don't approach a Bull from the front, a Horse from the rear, or a Fool from any side.”)
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To: sully777

3 posted on 03/12/2006 2:56:09 PM PST by sully777 (wWBBD: What would Brian Boitano do?)
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4 posted on 03/12/2006 2:57:02 PM PST by Dallas59 (ALLAH DOES NOT EXIST - MOHAMMED LIED)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran


It's okay, she had cruise control.:)
5 posted on 03/12/2006 2:59:45 PM PST by sully777 (wWBBD: What would Brian Boitano do?)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

Ps. She's the one still on the road ahead of the crash.


6 posted on 03/12/2006 3:00:49 PM PST by sully777 (wWBBD: What would Brian Boitano do?)
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To: Dallas59

7 posted on 03/12/2006 3:02:20 PM PST by sully777 (wWBBD: What would Brian Boitano do?)
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To: Dallas59; pissant; Dashing Dasher; TheBigB; MeekOneGOP; BJClinton


Male drivers are just as bad. But they're appreciating make-up, not appying it.
8 posted on 03/12/2006 3:05:42 PM PST by sully777 (wWBBD: What would Brian Boitano do?)
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To: sully777

9 posted on 03/12/2006 3:06:12 PM PST by Dallas59 (ALLAH DOES NOT EXIST - MOHAMMED LIED)
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To: sully777

10 posted on 03/12/2006 3:08:52 PM PST by sully777 (wWBBD: What would Brian Boitano do?)
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To: sully777

11 posted on 03/12/2006 3:08:59 PM PST by Dallas59 (ALLAH DOES NOT EXIST - MOHAMMED LIED)
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To: Dallas59


I went there once for gas and a refill on coffee. And here was the check out cashier.
12 posted on 03/12/2006 3:12:15 PM PST by sully777 (wWBBD: What would Brian Boitano do?)
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To: sully777

Common sense doesn't prevail again.

Guess they need laws to specifically outlaw this.


13 posted on 03/12/2006 3:13:10 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people believe in Intelligent Design (God))
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To: sully777

So have I. The strangest thing I've ever seen was some guy doing 65 in moderateley heavy traffic playing a recorder. Yes, a recoreder. He passed me and I caught a glimpse of something strange. I had to catch up to verify what I just saw. Not only was playing the thing, he had sheet music up on the sterring wheel. It was then I had to get away from this idiot. No telling what the jackass could have caused to happen. That is my offering to this story.


14 posted on 03/12/2006 3:22:31 PM PST by NCC-1701 (RADICAL ISLAM IS A CULT. IT MUST BE ELIMINATED FROM THE FACE OF THE EARTH.)
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To: sully777

The girl looks like Paulina Porizkova or Shania Twain. Either one would have caused what happened in the background.


15 posted on 03/12/2006 3:24:37 PM PST by NCC-1701 (RADICAL ISLAM IS A CULT. IT MUST BE ELIMINATED FROM THE FACE OF THE EARTH.)
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To: sully777

So she was farding?


16 posted on 03/12/2006 3:28:04 PM PST by Osage Orange (Molon Labe)
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To: Osage Orange


I saw a woman like this, talking on one of these, while she was weaving in and out of her lane like a drunk on 169 at about 3PM.

PS. She was driving 45mph.
17 posted on 03/12/2006 3:32:00 PM PST by sully777 (wWBBD: What would Brian Boitano do?)
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To: sully777

I have a copy of that! Highly recommended!


18 posted on 03/12/2006 3:35:36 PM PST by thoughtomator (Nobody would have cared if the UAE wanted to buy Macy's...)
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To: sully777

How did you get a picture of my youngest?


19 posted on 03/12/2006 3:38:57 PM PST by Osage Orange (Molon Labe)
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To: Fierce Allegiance; Conspiracy Guy; Xenophobic Alien

Image taken in Wales.
20 posted on 03/12/2006 3:39:01 PM PST by sully777 (wWBBD: What would Brian Boitano do?)
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To: sully777

Rush was actually censored early in his career for doing a lengthy segment on the dangers of women 'farding' while driving. Some of his affiliates actually took him off the air. Some people just don't get good humor...


21 posted on 03/12/2006 3:42:22 PM PST by BlueNgold (Feed the Tree .....)
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To: sully777


To be fair, I'm posting actual stats from Australia: Driver fatalities per billion kilometres driven (1999-2000). Note that the number of deaths increase for women after ages 60-64.
22 posted on 03/12/2006 3:46:32 PM PST by sully777 (wWBBD: What would Brian Boitano do?)
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To: sully777

But when officers saw the film of her applying her makeup it was also obvious that she was committing a careless act," she said.

Yes, I've seem many women who look like their makeup was
applied while driving...


23 posted on 03/12/2006 3:49:48 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: martin_fierro; Slings and Arrows



24 posted on 03/12/2006 4:22:03 PM PST by sully777 (wWBBD: What would Brian Boitano do?)
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To: Dallas59


I got my gas and coffee and blew out of there. The Princess Petrol station that I went to was in the bad part of town and some Hello Kitty gang bangers were looking for trouble.
25 posted on 03/12/2006 4:32:34 PM PST by sully777 (wWBBD: What would Brian Boitano do?)
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To: Dallas59


The street signs started reading spanish. I should have known better...they were Hello Kitty cholas. They were yelling, "Pinche pandillero vete al la chingada!!!" And that wasn't nice, especially from Hello Kitty!
26 posted on 03/12/2006 4:41:24 PM PST by sully777 (wWBBD: What would Brian Boitano do?)
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To: sully777
If women ruled the world...


27 posted on 03/12/2006 4:55:51 PM PST by Dallas59 (ALLAH DOES NOT EXIST - MOHAMMED LIED)
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To: sully777

I did rear end someone once while I was looking at a girl. I have to admit that.


28 posted on 03/12/2006 4:58:35 PM PST by Flavius Josephus (War today is always cheaper than war tomorrow.)
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To: sully777

Looks ok to me.... Hands at 10 and 2... knees at 4 and 8.

Isn't that what they teach in Drivers Ed?


29 posted on 03/12/2006 5:01:31 PM PST by Flavius Josephus (War today is always cheaper than war tomorrow.)
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To: Dallas59


I'll see your Versage/Tampax/Barbie/Lane Bryant Mustang and raise you a Hello Kitty Ferrari!
30 posted on 03/12/2006 5:03:15 PM PST by sully777 (wWBBD: What would Brian Boitano do?)
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To: Flavius Josephus

I did rear end someone once while I was looking at a girl...



I remember that limerick :)


31 posted on 03/12/2006 5:05:03 PM PST by sully777 (wWBBD: What would Brian Boitano do?)
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To: Flavius Josephus


It's one helluva combination behind the wheel of an SUV
32 posted on 03/12/2006 5:08:04 PM PST by sully777 (wWBBD: What would Brian Boitano do?)
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To: Flavius Josephus; Dallas59; tet68; thoughtomator; Osage Orange; NCC-1701; nmh; All


More British women driving without any hands. It's a conspiracy or something!
33 posted on 03/12/2006 5:29:36 PM PST by sully777 (wWBBD: What would Brian Boitano do?)
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To: sully777; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; SandyInSeattle; Darksheare; tiamat; ...
Freaking farders.


34 posted on 03/12/2006 7:49:57 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("Facts are a Zionist plot!" --MarkL)
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To: sully777

they have tans and nice teeth... are you certain they are British?


35 posted on 03/12/2006 8:02:55 PM PST by King Prout (many accuse me of being overly literal... this would not be a problem if many were not under-precise)
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To: Dallas59

oh, Hell naw!


36 posted on 03/12/2006 8:09:23 PM PST by King Prout (many accuse me of being overly literal... this would not be a problem if many were not under-precise)
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To: sully777

nnno-o-o-o-o-o-o!!!!!


37 posted on 03/12/2006 8:10:40 PM PST by King Prout (many accuse me of being overly literal... this would not be a problem if many were not under-precise)
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38 posted on 03/12/2006 8:15:19 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: sully777
What a waste of a perfectly good Ferrari!

This has Unnngh written all over it...

39 posted on 03/12/2006 8:16:43 PM PST by rzeznikj at stout (This is a darkroom. Keep the door closed or you'll let all the dark out...)
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To: King Prout

Is that yours?


40 posted on 03/12/2006 10:25:49 PM PST by sully777 (wWBBD: What would Brian Boitano do?)
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To: sully777

only if someone put a gun to my head and forced me to take the title


41 posted on 03/12/2006 10:31:30 PM PST by King Prout (many accuse me of being overly literal... this would not be a problem if many were not under-precise)
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To: Dallas59

Lol!!!!


42 posted on 03/13/2006 3:40:41 AM PST by MaryFromMichigan
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