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Craziest things police have seen motorists do while driving

A CAR is not a bathroom, hair salon or restaurant, police have warned after seeing drivers attempt crazy feats while they are supposed to be keeping their eyes on Fraser Coast roads.

Maryborough Patrol Group Road Policing Unit officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Tony McCarthy said ladies doing make-up, brushing hair and people eating were all among the weird things police had seen people attempting while behind the wheel.

"Mobile phones are the main distraction," he said.

"Some of the other crazy things we have seen is ladies doing make-up."

Snr Sgt McCarthy said people eating, brushing their hair and listening to excessively loud music was also a common distraction.

What is the weirdest thing you have seen a driver doing?  Let us know in the comments below.

He said on one occasion police were called to a crash on the Bruce Hwy after a man eating a meat pie dropped the pastry in his lap and lost control of his car.

Police are urging Fraser Coast residents to keep their eyes on the road and not on their beauty routine or breakfast, especially coming into the Christmas period when more drivers are on the road.

"Some of these things can lead to serious charges, including driving without due care and attention," he said.

Driving distracted is one of the Fatal Five which includes driving tired, speeding, drunk or drug driving and not wearing a seatbelt.

Topics:  driving, fraser coast, motorists, police



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