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Law breakers Locals flout the law by using cellphones while driving
Would you want to share the road with a driver who isnâ€™t paying attention? The Sun spent some time over the past week observing drivers at intersections around Blenheim and taking note of the number of drivers flouting the law, which states; drivers cannot talk, text or use a mobile to access the internet while driving. Un for t u nately for ma ny Blenheim drivers, they have either forgotten the rule or think they are above the law. This article began after Sun
reporters took note of a number of drivers texting and talking on their cellphones as they drove past the Sun office on High Street. Some of these drivers were seen ignoring pedestrians waiting at the courtesy crossing in front of the Sun office, and instead had their heads down concentrating on their cellphones. Sun reporters headed out to busy intersections over three days in the past week to observe and count how many drivers were flouting the law. Continued on page 2.
LEFT: Talking on his cellphone while approaching the roundabout on Main Street, by the New World Supermarket carpark, this man was just one of 10 people counted talking on their cellphones while driving Wednesday afternoon.
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BLENHEIM SUN 02 AUG, 2019 ISSUE