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Woman caught driving car with bonnet up in Dorset

The woman's car with the bonnet up
The woman said she was on her way to the garage

A driver travelling with her bonnet up - mostly obscuring her view - was among 30 dangerous motorists caught by Dorset Police in a safety crackdown.

The 53-year-old woman, who was stopped in Weymouth, said she was on her way to the garage to have her car fixed.

Another driver was steering with his elbows while rolling a cigarette, while another was reading from a clipboard on the steering wheel while driving.

They were caught by officers from the No Excuse team last Wednesday.

During the crackdown, six motorists were caught using mobile phones while driving.

A further 10 drivers were caught exceeding local speed limits, while nine people were issued with fixed penalty notices for failing to wear a seatbelt.

One driver was reported for failing to stop for a pedestrian at a crossing.

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