British man gets cited for 59th traffic violation
For most of us, receiving one traffic ticket is more than enough to jolt us back into our senses and begin driving more cautiously.
But for 50-year old Englishman Thomas Feely, one ticket, apparently, isn’t enough. Neither are two tickets, or 20 for that matter.
This man just has a thing for breaking traffic rules and his 58 citations and 110 ‘offenses’ is are staggering numbers for something like as serious as traffic violations. You can rest easy now, Lindsay Lohan. You’re traffic awareness – or lack thereof – has just been trumped.
Feely’s habit of breaking traffic laws is absolutely ridiculous. According to John Pickering, magistrates’ chairman, since 1982, Feely has been convicted of 89 offenses. And that doesn’t even count all the times he got tickets prior to that year.
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"This is undoubtedly the worst driving record any of us on the bench have ever seen,” Pickering said to Feely. “From 1982 onwards you been convicted of 89 offenses. Just a few days before being suspended from driving you were stopped again. You have no compunction about driving while disqualified. This is such an appalling record that custody is inevitable."
And just to make this story all the more mind-blowing, Feely’s representative, Lindsey Lobley, attributes Feely’s penchant for receiving traffic violations for being a "victim of poor decision-making." That would have been fine if it happened maybe once or twice, but 59 times?
That’s a whole new level of “poor decision-making”.