March 09, 2006

Put Down The Compact And Put Your Hands In The Air

TCConfidential: Makeup a Max Factor in Speeding Ticket

Maybe you see it every day on the 405, I-95, or the Perimeter - distracted drivers applying makeup on the way to work, or perhaps on the way to the cabaret show. London's Daily Mail reports that it's happening in the U.K. too, and one woman has been caught by the city's network of speeding cameras. The Welsh woman, 22-year-old Donna Maddock, was caught applying her makeup at 32 mph and was fined a total of 255 pounds (nearly $450) and was given six points on her driver's license for wielding a compact mirror and brush while driving on Welsh highways. A spokesman for the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (how's that for bloated government?), Roger Vincent, told the Daily Mail that "nowadays, there are enough distractions without motorists literally making up their own."

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