Motorist’s behaviour to avoid cyclist cost $507
Giving way to a cyclist on the road has cost one motorist $507.
Kristie Lee Grattan pleaded guilty on March 16 in Rockhampton Magistrates Court to one count of failing to stop as near as possible to the line for a red light.
Grattan told the court she was driving through a green light, but had moved into the incorrect lane to avoid a cyclist.
She said it was 3.20am.
Police prosecutor Clancy Fox said what Grattan told the court was correct – she was captured in the right hand turning lane which had a red arrow with a green light to go straight ahead.
Grattan was ordered to pay the cost of the red light fine and summons which totalled $507. A traffic conviction was recorded.