This is my first traffic offence, I was driving home in the CBD area. 2 officers on motorbike looked at my car from the left side (according to my brother, he was the passenger).
They asked me to park and said that I was using my phone with my two hands. But I wasn't, I told him I took my phone out from my pocket (this was during red light) to put in on my cup holder, but I wasn't playing with them. Then they said that doesn't make sense, it was all recorded in their camera I was playing with my two hands.
I didn't know I wasn't supposed to touch my phone even during red traffic light no matter what the reasons are, I just read it up once I got home.
Is there anything I can do? Or I have to pay the fine?
I'm so disappointed at myself.
Okay, I didn't know before posting this will gather so many camps. There is left and right.
I know that I wasn't supposed to play with my phone while you are driving be it at a traffic light.
Somehow why I posted here is that I wanted to get an opinion on what I can do if from my not so great memory that I didn't play my phone with my two hands as the officer said. I just took out my phone and maybe the raise to wake function was up and the screen lighted up and at that moment the cop saw it and thought I was playing with my phone.
As I have written, I have been driving for ages and this is my first offence. I followed the rules like mad, never speed, or drive recklessly etc. I am against people playing their phone while driving as I know that it would cause many things. My uncle once went through an unfortunate event when someone was playing their phone while driving. So we know in our family we do not want to put people in that situation.
As for the law, I have broken I did touch my phone while in a traffic light, but I wasn't playing with it I just took it out and place it at cupholder this I admit and I will sure pay the fine.
What I don't get is that, as some have said that you can legally pass your phone to a passenger. That for me is a distraction as well right? So I don't get it why they picked on like the small things I did tell the truth I wasn't playing my phone with my two hands, just took it out and put it in the cupholder.
Yea, of course, I will move on people :D hahaha you will feel so shitty for few days but oh well like some of you have mentioned, it is not worth the time to think it over and over, I have better things to do. We make mistake, learn from it and move on.
and why I posted it here, because I wanted an opinion on it as this is my first offence and where else would I go because literally, I'm on this website every single day looking for bargains.
Thank you for those that have shed some lights onto this topic and most of you that have read this thread as well as written up long suggestions, I am grateful and hope this will be a good reminder for all of us that they are watching us everywhere and every time hahaha
P.S. If you know how I can stop people from commenting that would be great, I guess we can end it here :-)