On 3 News on Sunday night, Janika Ter Ellen did a story on changes to driving tests that will make it more difficult to get a license. ¬†At the end of the story, the driving instructor told her
You’ve passed the test, so congratulations.
But did she?
Looking at the above photo, taken from the¬†full bulletin¬†(20:35), you can clearly see that Janika is driving with her seatbelt under her arm.
According to the¬†road code,
There should be just enough room to slide the palm of your hand between¬†the belt¬†and your chest.
We found one case online¬†where¬†police threatened to issue a¬†ticket¬†in a similar situation. ¬†Anyone who has sat a restricted driving test knows how pedantic the instructors can be so we’re curious¬†to know¬†why a pass was given in this instance.
Interestingly enough, this clip appears to¬†have been¬†edited out of the¬†individual story.
Janika Ter Ellen
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