North Wales police couldn’t believe their eyes when a camera at a spot notorious for accidents caught a woman driver using both hands to put on her makeup.
Donna Maddock, 22, was filmed as she drove along the A499, one of Britain’s most dangerous roads. She held a mirror in her left hand and an eye pencil in her right, leaving the steering wheel to itself.
On Wednesday, she was fined 200 pounds ($350) with 55 pounds costs and had six penalty points added to her driving license after admitting careless driving at Pwllheli magistrates court.
“A car is a dangerous lump of metal in the wrong hands. You need to be in control at all times, and Miss Maddock’s actions beggars belief,” said Inspector Essi Ahari in a statement.
A police spokeswoman said the camera had been set up because of the large numbers of collisions and deaths on that stretch of road.
“It is to catch speeding drivers. But when officers saw the film of her applying her makeup it was also obvious that she was committing a careless act,” she said.