CPH Post

Local

Mother fined 6,000 kroner for driving recklessly in front of son’s school

Traffic violations piled up like inbox emails for one harried mum


"But officer, I was only going one way!" Photo: Colourbox

August 13, 2014
16:25

by Ray Weaver


It was an expensive morning for a 29-year-old mother dropping her seven-year-old son off at Gildbroskolen in Ishøj, according to Lokalavisen.

The woman barrelled into the school area at such a high rate of speed that police stopped her immediately. Officers found that the woman’s son was not wearing a seat belt nor was he in an approved car seat. She could also not produce a valid driving licence.

The police accordingly booked her for those offences, after which she proceeded to drive the wrong way through a one-way entrance into the school parking lot.

This is not GTA, mum!
All in all, the woman’s object lesson on how not to drive in a school zone cost her 6,000 kroner and a clip on her driving licence – should she ever find it – and that did not include a speeding fine, since she came into the area so fast that cops didn’t get a chance to clock her.

“It concerns me that a parent would put her own child and other children at risk by driving this way on the small roads near a school,” Copenhagen West Police commissioner Erik Jensen told Lokalavisen.

READ MORE: Drive drunk and lose the car

Jensen said that police are paying especially close attention to school zones during the early weeks of the school year.



Related stories



Latest Comments

#danishcraftsmanship

(Andreas Philip Andersen on December 21, 2014 13:27)

I had Danish citizenship and had to give it up at 21 for my Canadian...

(Tina Venema on December 21, 2014 12:52)

I'm sorry but your article lacks objectiveness. It is so coloured, and...

(Martin Madsen on December 21, 2014 12:01)

Yes, the huge influx of 3ed world immigrants, combined with increased loss of...

(Jens Rost on December 20, 2014 13:08)

Why use the education system when the welfare system is soooo much easier. ; )

(Alex DeGre?t on December 20, 2014 12:28)

Io l'ho provato, eccezionale!!

(Federico Lepra on December 20, 2014 12:06)

BMI is pure bullshit, favored mainly by insurance companies to deny, or...

(Alex DeGre?t on December 19, 2014 21:10)

What about the French?

(William Harvey on December 19, 2014 13:00)

I should tell my cow sister-in-law who hasn`t worked in 26 years.

(Jon Paris King on December 19, 2014 12:43)

Vivo en Argentina y nunca pude lograr la doble ciudadanía ya que mi padre...

(Patricia Thomassen on December 18, 2014 19:38)