Driver stunned after motorists set up full dining table with tablecloth, lamp and CANDLES in parking bay
DRIVERS had to do a double take when they spotted a group enjoying a picnic at a fully set dining table in a parking lot – complete with a lamp and CANDLES.
Stunned motorists couldn’t believe their eyes as six people bravely – and bizarrely – plunged into a lunch break by the roadside in Bristol.
The undisturbed group sat around a prepared dining table behind a large gray SUV in a parking lane off Portway.
A wicker picnic basket can be seen on the floor – with a lamp, a tablecloth and even candles.
According to a witness, he saw the group enjoying their unusual lunch around 2.40pm on Friday BristolLive.
He said amused drivers honked their horns as they passed them, and patrons turned to wave at them.
But their stopover was perhaps as smart as drivers rusty on the Highway Code have been warned they might be slapped with a £5,000 fine for eating at the wheel.
Rule 148 of the Highway Code requires drivers to “avoid distractions while driving or driving, such as…trying to read maps, starting or stopping music or radio…eating and drinking”.
Under the Highway Code, motorists can be penalized for driving without due care and attention, but this is not necessarily a black-and-white offence.
However, any driving that shows a lack of awareness of road hazards or a disregard for other road users (whether intentional or not) could fall into this category.
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Getting distracted by in-car passengers, adjusting your seating position, and crossing lanes are just a few other common examples of getting distracted while driving.
These offenses could carry not only fines of £5000 but up to nine points on a driving licence. In severe cases, some drivers can even have their driving license revoked.
It comes after a The driver was shamed by police for his poor parking.
They left their Toyota Yarris facing the road and one rear wheel on the sidewalk.
officers in Walsall, West MidlandsShe shared an image of the vehicle online with the caption, “An example of not parking a vehicle.”
They added that a parking fine was sent to the driver.
Parking on the pavement is not illegal outside of London, but some local councils prohibit it.
And motorists outside of London can still get fines for lane blocking, but it’s a legal gray area.
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