Drivers pulled out their phones and went on the receipt
The philosophical riddle ‘if a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?’ nowadays you can replace it with ‘if a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to film it, did it happen?’ The first reaction of many people in an accident is often to pull out the phone. Normally that is not very decent, but if you do it as a driver, it is also illegal.
Yesterday a truck was set on fire on the A50 motorway near Apeldoorn. Naturally, this creates a huge traffic jam and many people pulled their phones, including drivers. For example, the police were able to write out no less than 37,848 euros in fines. More than 150 people were fined 140 euros, plus the 9 euros tip for the administration. The fines for the videographers of the fire are only issued to drivers. The truck burned out completely, but luckily everyone was unharmed.
Fines for videographers fire
“The incident attracted a lot of attention from drivers on the other side of the highway. Colleagues saw that many drivers filmed the fire from their car while driving. This resulted in an enormous traffic jam because they did not pay attention to the traffic. Colleagues have inspected 152 (!) drivers on registration. They will soon receive mail from the CJIB,” the police reported on Facebook.