Formula One star Lewis Hamilton might have performed a PR disaster after he posted a selfie video of him while riding a power bike on a busy road during his holiday at New Zealand. In New Zealand it's a crime to operate a phone while riding a bike or driving a car and the police have begun investigation to ascertain whether the video was recorded by hand before prosecuting the World's number one car racer.
On first being made aware of the selfie, a spokesman for New Zealand Police said:
‘If there is clear evidence that a mobile phone has been used to record this footage and it has been recorded by hand, as opposed to from a fixed device, then this would be deemed an offence.' ‘The use of mobile phones is a significant distraction, especially on a motorcycle, and can cause serious crashes.’Using a mobile while driving, or riding, has been illegal in New Zealand since 2009. It carries an $80 fine (£37) and 20 penalty points.