‘I thought officer was waving’

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A WOMAN who drove along a closed road moments before a carnival parade was due did not stop as she thought the police office flagging her down was only waving at her, a court heard.

The main road through Barnard Castle was closed and lined with hundreds of spectators waiting for the town’s Meet parade on June 4 when Sonya Moore drove along it.

The 43-year-old, of Railway Terrace in the town, then turned into King Street, but carried on, despite the efforts of a police officer to stop her.

In a letter to Newton Aycliffe magistrates, Moore admitted by letter failing to stop when directed by a policeman.

She said she had joined the main road at a point where there were no closed signs and had not stopped as she misunderstood the officer’s hand signals.

Moore said: “I did not realise his raised hand meant me to stop – I thought he was waving at me.”

Magistrates ordered her to pay a total of £135 and added three penalty points to her licence.

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10:08am Mon 8 Oct 12

Quakerz says...

Ha ha ha - typical of women drivers. What a bonehead.
Ha ha ha - typical of women drivers. What a bonehead. Quakerz
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3:15pm Mon 8 Oct 12

entitled opinion says...

Quakerz wrote:
Ha ha ha - typical of women drivers. What a bonehead.
What exactly has being a woman driver got to do with it? Most offences are actually committed by male drivers.
[quote][p][bold]Quakerz[/bold] wrote: Ha ha ha - typical of women drivers. What a bonehead.[/p][/quote]What exactly has being a woman driver got to do with it? Most offences are actually committed by male drivers. entitled opinion
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4:23pm Mon 8 Oct 12

Quakerz says...

entitled opinion wrote:
Quakerz wrote:
Ha ha ha - typical of women drivers. What a bonehead.
What exactly has being a woman driver got to do with it? Most offences are actually committed by male drivers.
Aye, statistically speaking young males commit more offences, such as speeding.

But only a wifey would not be able to understand a hand signal, or know how to park.
[quote][p][bold]entitled opinion[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Quakerz[/bold] wrote: Ha ha ha - typical of women drivers. What a bonehead.[/p][/quote]What exactly has being a woman driver got to do with it? Most offences are actually committed by male drivers.[/p][/quote]Aye, statistically speaking young males commit more offences, such as speeding. But only a wifey would not be able to understand a hand signal, or know how to park. Quakerz
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