Spanish Driver Fined for Biting Fingernails at the Wheel

A driver in the Spanish city of Salamanca has been hit with an €80 fine for biting his fingernails while driving.

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A driver has been fined €80 for biting his fingernails. (Photo Courtesy:

It is not just texting behind the wheel or speeding that may lead to a traffic fine, your bad habits may also land you in trouble.

A driver in Spain learned this the hard way after he was hit with a USD 90 fine for biting his fingernails while at the wheel.

The unidentified driver was stopped by traffic police in the central Spanish city of Salamanca and fined USD 90 for the seemingly innocuous bad habit.

According to the police report, the reason for the fine was that the driver “was not maintaining the required freedom of movement” and for “driving while biting fingernails”, The Local reported.

The driver was stopped on June 7 in the morning, reported La Gaceta de Salamanca, a local newspaper.

It is not the first such incident to befall drivers in the region of Castile and Leon; last month a driver was fined for unwrapping a piece of chewing gum at the wheel.

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