A policeman was fined for driving down a road in Matsue City on Saturday during a time period in which vehicles were prohibited from using the street, police said Sunday.
The officer turned left into the street at about 7.35 a.m. and a male pedestrian called out to the officer to stop, and told him that vehicles were not permitted to use the street between 7 and 8.30 a.m. The officer called his police station and informed them of the breach of the Road Traffic Law, and officers from the Traffic Section came down to the scene and issued him with a fine.
There was a sign at the intersection indicating the time regulation for vehicles, but both the officer driving and the officer in the passenger seat failed to notice it.
Another officer was fined for the exact same infringement in June last year. A senior officer at Matsue police station said: “If you pay attention to the signs on the road, it’s pretty clear. We’ll strive to make sure it doesn’t happen again.”© Wire reports