When it comes to getting distracted behind the wheel, most people are guilty of perhaps taking their eyes off the road to talk to a passenger or maybe even risking a look at their mobile phone. However one woman took things to the extreme when she was caught smoking a suspicious pipe, which some reports suggest could be a meth pipe, whilst driving on the freeway.
The “crazy” woman was caught on camera as she drove down the Kwinana Freeway in Perth, Western Australia, after a concerned motorist noticed her car swerving all over the road.
He asked his wife to take a photo of the female driver, in which she can be seen holding a glass pipe to her lips, as well as noting the registration plate.
“One of the most insane things I’ve ever seen,” WA Premier Mark McGowan told 7 News. “Stupid crazy stuff. I look forward to police tracking her down and charging her.”
While shadow police minister Peter Katsambanis branded the driver, who police are currently working to trace, as “crazy” and said this sort of behaviour needs to stop.
This isn’t the first story of Aussies doing dangerous acts behind the wheel though, in fact a recent report from finder.com.au actually revealed that as many as 62 per cent of Australian drivers admit to dangerous activities when they’re driving. The survey questioned the driving habits of more than 1,800 and found that the equivalent of 10.9 million Aussies are engaging in risky behaviour on the road.
For 38 per cent of people, eating takeaway food behind the wheel was their most dangerous driving habit. And while thongs are comfortable to wear on warm summer days, 31 per cent admitted to wearing flip flops on their feet while driving. Meanwhile, 20 per cent of drivers confessed to sending text messages when behind the wheel, while 13 per cent are guilty of answering the phone.
The survey found New South Wales and South Australia had the safest drivers in the country, while Victoria and Western Australia were the most risky states. In addition, Gen Y was found to be the most risky generation of drivers, with 78 per cent admitting to reckless behaviour, while Baby Boomers were found to be the safest drivers.