EA Australia's promotional Lamborghini has been rolling around the streets of Sydney this week, dolled up like an orange cab as part of the city's taxi fleet. It's not terribly exciting or newsworthy by itself, but we found this article
published in Sydney's daily telegraph rather amusing:
As new mobile phone laws come into effect today in NSW, banning motorists from touching their phones, this police officer was photographed using his phone to take a photo of the Lamborghini beside him.
The police car's ignition was on but was stopped at a red light.
Under the state's new laws, a mobile phone can only be used if it is secured in a mounting fixed to the vehicle or can be operated by the driver without touching any part of the phone.
Motorists are banned from resting the phone between their legs or holding it between their shoulder and ear.
When asked about the changes yesterday, the police officer taking the photo replied: "We're exempt from that rule, mate."
The article goes on to explain that the popo are indeed exempt, providing that it's for work-related purposes, which we presume involves taking happy snaps of exotic cars.
The photo, which amusingly also appears to have been taken from the drivers seat of the photographer's car, contrasts the activities in Need for Speed Most Wanted, which is centred around high speed pursuits between outlaws and law enforcement.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted launches today in Australia for PC PS3, Xbox 360 and PS Vita, along with Android and iOS versions, with a Wii U version to follow that console's release. AusGamers will have a full review in the coming days.