MP Harriet Harman QC in mobile phone car crash
A British Labour MP and a QC who has been previously banned for driving, is being questioned by the police once again. She has denied running off and leaving her insurance details. Considering her lax driving attitude, perhaps she could do society a favour and use public transport or go by bicycle.
"Harriet Harman is being investigated by police after allegedly leaving the scene of an accident in which she drove into a parked car while talking on her mobile phone.
Ms Harman, Labour's deputy leader, is said to have stopped briefly after the crash, but witnesses say she drove off without leaving her insurance or registration details – an offence carrying a possible six-month jail term.
When a witness approached her car, the MP is said to have wound down her window and said simply: 'I'm Harriet Harman - you know where you can get hold of me.'
According to police sources, Ms Harman is being investigated for driving without due care and attention, driving while illegally using a mobile phone and failing to stop after an accident, the most serious of the three offences.
According to Wiki, her driving record isn't one to be proud of:-
"In 2003, Harman was fined £400 and banned from driving for seven days after being convicted of driving at 99 mph (159 km/h) on a motorway, 29 mph (47 km/h) above the speed limit.[The sentence was criticised by some given that Harman's salary at the time was £115,989 plus full parliamentary pay.
On 7 April 2007, Harman was issued with a £60 fixed penalty notice and given three penalty points on her licence for driving at 50 mph (80 km/h) in a portion of the A14 in Suffolk that had a temporary 40 mph (64 km/h) limit. Harman paid the fine several months late and avoided appearing at Ipswich magistrates court.[ A Labour Party source said of her failure to pay the fine: "She made an innocent mistake. She forgot to pay on time because she was spending all her time on the deputy leadership contest touring the country."
As MPs disregard the fact that driving with a mobile phone is dangerous, laws using a mobile phone should be tougher. People in top legal professions should set an example.