Motorist Caught Deliberately Driving Into Puddle And Soaking Elderly Man
A motorist has been caught driving through a massive puddle on a flooded street and incidentally soaking an elderly man.
The four-wheel-drive vehicle can been seen angling itself directly into the path of the puddle. Whether the aim was to drench the man is unclear.
The vision was uploaded onto Facebook by another motorist who thought the act was a low blow.
Aaron McMahon wrote on his profile: "Get a load of this grub. Old mate's house is flooded and just to make it even more memorable he ploughs through it drenching the bloke.
"As if this elderly gentleman wasn't going through enough at that moment."
The post has been liked, shared and commented on by more than 15,000 people, most of whom are disgusted by what the 4x4 driver did.
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One person wrote: "There was no need to drive so close to the left you had the whole road use, feel for the elderly man...such a jerk".
Interestingly though, what they did isn't illegal in New South Wales, where the incident took place.
Police will only get involved if a driver goes through a puddle and wets people waiting at a bus stop, everyone else is fair game. If this had of been at a bus stop then the driver could be eligible for a fine of nearly $200.
NSW law states: "A driver must take due care, by slowing down or stopping the driver's vehicle if necessary, not to splash mud on any person in or on a bus, or any person entering or leaving any stationary bus, or any person waiting at any bus stop.
"If the bus concerned is being used to provide a public passenger service or the bus stop concerned is a stop relating to buses used for that purpose."
Criminal Defence Lawyers Australia writers Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh say it could get worse for an offending driver in this situation if they take the matter to court and lose. If that happened then you could have to pay a whopping fine of $2,200.
A huge weather system has dumped years' worth of rain in some parts of Australia, so there will be loads of areas that are flooded or at the very least have a few puddles. Let's all be good Aussies and avoid doing the above.
Featured Image Credit: Aaron McMahon/Facebook
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