HEFTY FINES: Cameron James isn’t happy after being fined $330 for riding his tricycle while talking on his mobile phone
HEFTY FINES: Cameron James isn’t happy after being fined $330 for riding his tricycle while talking on his mobile phone Contributed Photo Roktricy

Phone call on tricycle, rolling to stop, costs father $330

CAMERON James didn't think a ride to the shops on his tricycle would see him end up with more than $400 in fines.

On Saturday, the 31-year-old and his daughter headed down Bolsover St, and as he picked up his mobile phone, red and blue flashing lights came up beside him.

He was caught by police for talking on his mobile phone while he was on his bike.

Cameron told the Morning Bulletin that he was "pretty much rolling" when he was near a stop sign and went to answer his phone.

That move cost him $330.

"I never knew (it was illegal) ... that's ridiculous," Cameron said.

"I had my daughter in the buggy, strapped in and with a helmet.

"I had no helmet but I accepted that $110 fine."

Cameron said he was on the footpath and didn't realise the same rules as a car applied to a bike.

"I just couldn't believe it," he said.

"I kept saying 'are you for real?'

"I've had heaps of police officers drive past me and have never been pulled up.

"It's never been a problem."

Cameron's fine for talking on a mobile while on his bike and having no helmet will cost him $440 in total.


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