A RATHER strange bicycle transportation method has landed a Maryborough man in hot water.
The 30-year-old motorist was allegedly spotted by police driving through the Heritage City while holding a bicycle with his right hand out the widow – wheeling it along Kent Street.
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Officers had been conducting patrols when they came across the new six-wheeled vehicle around 1.20pm on Tuesday, November 2.
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In footage released by Queensland Police, the officer who stopped the motorist can be heard asking him why he hadn’t put the bicycle in the back of the vehicle.
The motorist’s replied that it wouldn’t fit.
“Yeah, mate silly idea,” was the response from the rather bemused officer.
The motorist was issued a traffic infringement notice.
Officer in Charge of Maryborough Highway Patrol Sergeant Josh Churchward said the man’s actions, even if only over a short distance, could have resulted in potentially devastating consequences.
“Driving is something that requires your full attention and you should take all necessary care at all times,” Sergeant Churchward said.
“We’re glad nobody was hurt in this instance, but we do want to [reiterate] that road safety is everyone’s responsibility.
“Something like this not only puts yourself at risk, but other road users too.
“Drive safely and expect police anywhere, anytime,” he said.
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