Michael Mancini Arrested For Blowing His Nose While Driving in UK
Michael Mancini is facing a criminal trial because he was caught blowing his nose behind the wheel.
He was given a fixed penalty of £60 after a policeman decided he wasn't in control of his car when he wiped his nose with a tissue.
Since any kind of "multitasking" is a distraction, the possibilities for prohibited activities are endless.
The father of 2 told the news he made sure he was in control of the wheel before blowing his nose. He refused to pay the £60 fine so now waits trial later this year.
Mancini said, ''I needed to blow my nose so I put my handbrake on and took the car out of gear and was in stationary traffic when I apparently committed the alleged offense in October last year. I noticed four police officers, but I didn't think anything of it. Then one of them waved me over. I was stunned when he said I was getting a fixed penalty notice for not being in control of my car. I'm really angry. I made sure it was safe to blow my nose."
Examples of Outdated Laws in the UK
- All English males over the age 14 are to carry out 2 or so hours of longbow practice a week supervised by the local clergy.
- With the exception of carrots, most goods may not be sold on Sunday.
- The severest penalty’s will be suffered by any commoner who doth permit his animal to have carnal knowledge of a pet of the Royal House.
- Any person found breaking a boiled egg at the sharp end will be sentenced to 24 hours in the village stocks (enacted by Edward VI).
- It is legal for a male to urinate in public, as long it is on the rear wheel of his motor vehicle and his right hand is on the vehicle.
- Placing a postage stamp that bears the Queen (or King) upside down is considered treason.
- A license is required to keep a lunatic.
- It is illegal for a woman to be topless in public except as a clerk in a tropical fish store.