Driver fined after speed camera photo showed dog behind wheel of car
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Animals are often the source of joy, cuddles, and a lot of laughs, but does your dog take over the steering wheel and get you into trouble?
That’s what police in Slovakia have been wondering after a speed camera appeared to pick up a very strange image.
In the quiet village of Sterusy, just north-east of the capital, Brastislava, officers were startled by what was captured on the road’s camera footage.
The happy face of a beloved family pet behind the steering wheel of a speeding car.
After posting it to Facebook, they captioned it with a funny story about apprehending a rogue doggy driver.
It said: “Mr. Dog, you are over speeding in the village: Your driving certificates…”
Joking that they were ruining his ‘hunting plans’, they instructed drivers to keep their dogs safe when on the road by using ‘protection systems’.
Thankfully, the driver of the car was quickly sourced and ultimately fined for the incident, but the driver had his own explanation for what went on inside the skoda.
The car owner went on to state that that his brown hunting dog had happened to leap across the seat into his lap when he was driving along the road.
But footage would show that this was a lie.
It’s probably not the best idea to tell a porky to the police, especially when cameras are involved.
Anyway, the footage clearly showed that there was no sudden movement in the car leading up to the still shot of the dog being taken.
Though he was fined for the offence, there was no mention of whether the fine was issued to the owner for his speeding or for failing to secure the pet in a moving vehicle.
The police Facebook page has since racked up 7.1 thousand reactions on their post with hundreds of comments and shares of locals who found the whole ordeal hilarious.
Some comments were translated to read: “Chill, he wanted to switch the song.”
Another wrote that he would have to have a word with his own dog so that he ‘doesn’t forget his documents’.
Someone else praised the pup for their skills, writing: “Actually Hunting dogs are very good drivers better than a lot of people I know.”
It seems as though everyone (not the driver) got a good laugh out of this event, but the police still wanted to warn that ‘even a small animal can endanger your life and health while driving.’
Sure, you might have a poodle, but can it drive?