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Woman caught driving while nursing baby

The Local · 15 Jun 2010, 09:09

Published: 15 Jun 2010 09:09 GMT+02:00

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“Despite his almost thirty years of experience on patrol duty, the officer was not a little surprised,” said a statement from the Mettmann district some 20 kilometres northeast of Düsseldorf.

While patrolling streets in the town of Velbert on Monday, the officer spotted the 47-year-old woman at the wheel – with her 18-month-old at her breast, the statement said.

The woman objected to being pulled over, explaining that because her home was nearby, mother and child would have certainly made it home safely. But the officer refused to let her continue driving in that state.

Instead the woman was issued fines for failing to provide proper security for her child or herself while driving.

“Because naturally the mother, while handling the difficult care of her infant while at the wheel, did not have her own seatbelt fastened as required,” the statement said.

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13:02 June 15, 2010 by freechoice
fortunately she is only fined, if she's jailed taxpayers would have to provide for her baby sitter..
15:28 June 15, 2010 by lickmyamericanballs
Evil babies! If it wasn't for the United States and those dastardly Americans inventing babies, breast milk, breast feeding, cars, traffic, streets and women---NONE of this would have happened!
16:09 June 15, 2010 by Arlete Soffiatti
One year and a half and still being nursed. If this child was hungry why not just give him/her something else? And if it was so close home, why not wait? This child will have greater problems later if not taught how to be patient.
18:54 June 15, 2010 by JohnnesKönig
@T.O. to go.. are you serious? If it was such a pressing matter, she should have parked! Or did you miss the headline? "Woman caught driving while nursing baby"
21:42 June 15, 2010 by wxman
This must certainly be more distracting than texting.
04:14 June 16, 2010 by bernie1927
I guess, we here in the good old US of A can still do you one better. Just a couple of weeks ago a woman was caught shaving her vagina while driving. Now try and beat that one!!
04:38 June 16, 2010 by Thetrotter
@bernie1927. Yep , you certainly killed off that thread!! Nice one.
15:43 June 17, 2010 by biker hotel harz
Anybody got any film evidence? Shame
16:09 June 17, 2010 by dbert4
Mapleleafdude - "18 months and still nursing?"

I would have if given the option. I wasn't....
07:37 June 19, 2010 by randyman1956
I'm sure we haven't heard the last of this woman. Hopefully, "The Local" can keep us "Abreast" of the situation. :)
11:25 July 8, 2010 by AllenX
There is no way you can pay attention to two things at the same time. That is why we need to focus Distracted driving is becoming more of a risk on the road ways, and anybody who has used their mobile phone while driving will probably admit to a minimum of one time of their phone distracting them. More people are using mobile devices, computers, TV's, navigation systems, and other gadgets while driving instead of paying attention to the road and people around them.

I found this here: Realities of distracted driving: Drunk doesn¦#39;t begin to cover it

Recent studies are showing that it is more dangerous to text and drive than drink and drive. That does not mean go out and drink and drive, it just illustrates the dangers of texting. I wouldn't like it very much if I had to take out an auto loan for vehicle repairs from my car getting wrecked form somebody else not paying the kind of attention they should be.
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