Mother-of-three is slammed after posting a seemingly innocent photo of her chipped nail – so can you spot why everyone is angry?
- A mother-of-three has been slammed after posting a joke photo online
- The woman posted a picture of her badly chipped nails on a nail shaming group
- But eagle-eyed fans were quick to point out she was driving on a highway
A mother-of-three has been slammed over a poorly executed joke on a nail-shaming Facebook page.
The woman posted a photo of her nail with a speck of blue polish on it, joking that she had just been to the salon and had been charged $65 for the work.
But eagle-eyed members of the page looked past the finger nail and realised the photo was taken while the mum was driving.
‘You’re taking this photo on the highway? I mean any street where you’re moving and taking a pic is wrong. But the highway? Hope you saw the brake lights in front of you,’ one woman said.
Hundreds of women left furious comments on the joke post.
A mother-of-three has been slammed over a poorly executed joke on a nail-shaming Facebook page
‘Oh. Hello. I like the joke you made. Very clever. Have a lol. I have PTSD from pulling broken bodies from cars. I’ve watched people break inside after losing loved ones to avoidable accidents. Do us all a favour? Stay off your f*cking phone when you’re driving,’ one woman said on the tone-deaf post.
Another woman shared a photo of herself in a wheelchair on her prom night and revealed it was because of an accident caused by a driver using their phone to check Instagram.
‘They had to cut the entire roof and left side of my car off to get me out. I broke 17 bones, lacerated my liver, twisted c1 and c2 and fractured c7 in my spine. I couldn’t walk for three months. So maybe next time, stop the car before taking the picture. you could ruin people’s lives, forever,’ she said.
Another woman revealed how her 18-year-old cousin died in a car accident after a driver got distracted by their phone.
‘Hilarious that this should pop up today on the 8th anniversary of the time I was stopped at a red light when someone texting then hit me at full speed giving me permanent back and spinal cord injuries. Here I am, taking my morning ibuprofen, looking at the calendar, and thinking about my 5th back surgery coming up. All because someone couldn’t or wouldn’t stay off their phone while driving. Anyways, f*ck you,’ wrote another.
Hundreds of people shared their stories.
‘It’s been three months since I was hit on my bike by someone on their phone and I still can’t walk on my own but good joke I guess,’ one woman said.
Is it illegal to use a mobile phone and drive?
In NSW it is illegal to use a mobile phone for video calling, texting, emailing, using social media, to browse the internet or to take a photo.
To use the above functions on a phone the car must be parked ‘out of the line of traffic’.
It is also illegal to hold and use a mobile phone at any time while driving or riding.
Unrestricted license holders can use a mobile phone, in NSW, to make or receive phone calls, play audio or for navigation as long as it is in a cradle.
Drivers caught using their phone illegally lose five demerit points and are fined $349.
Rules surrounding mobile phone use while driving differ between states in Australia.
Others shared photos of dead family members who were killed in car accidents where drivers were using a phone.
But some people jumped to the original poster’s defence by claiming ‘everyone texts and drives’.
‘A lot of people acting like they’ve never texted while driving and I don’t believe any of you. The amount of people I see on their phones, whether it be in their hands, directly in front of the steering wheel or even mounted. Almost everyone does it,’ one woman said.