Could oxygen help tired drivers escape fines?
A tired driver has been given a parking fine for taking a nap at a service station, which may mean using portable oxygen to revitalise while behind the wheel could be useful.
The Telegraph reported that James Orr was charged £50 for falling asleep in the car park of a Moto rest stop for three hours.
According to the service station's car park rules, vehicles can only be left in the area for a maximum of two hours.
However, the move has been criticised by former transport minister Jim Fitzpatrick, who said: "I think it is entirely inappropriate that somebody who has behaved responsibly should be penalised for taking his own and other people's safety into account."
Mr Orr's fine has now been revoked, but a spokesperson for Moto insisted the company was in the right to issue the parking charge, highlighting that firm's service stations have not offered free use of car parks for 40 years and there are signs to explain the rules.
A recent study by Ford found 20 per cent of Britons would drive when tired, which could mean using oxygen would be beneficial to their safety.
Posted by Jenny Richards
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