Shane Warne gets cricketers seatbelt fines due to Facebook video

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Former Australian cricketer Shane Ward has landed himself, Kevin Pietersen, and Michael Slater in trouble with the law following a video he uploaded onto social media.

Warne recently posted a video to Facebook with fellow former Australian cricketer Slater and English cricketer Pietersen, following day three of Australia's test match against South Africa at Bellerive Oval, at which all three men were serving as commentators.

The video shows the three men on their way to visit Hobart in a car when they realise that they aren't wearing their seatbelts, something which would come back to haunt the trio.


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Tasmanian police on Tuesday confirmed that they had issued a seatbelt infringement notice to all three men following a review of the video Warne uploaded onto his official page.

“The infringements for failing to wear a seatbelt were issued after police reviewed a video posted on one of the men’s Facebook page,” the police said.

The men all now face a fine of $300 (£175) following the infringement, and the short police statement regarding the matter went on to say:

“Tasmania police remind motorists that seatbelts save lives and urge drivers to insist their passengers buckle up too.”

Both former Australian captain Mark Taylor and retired wicketkeeper Ian Healy were present in the vehicle, but both were wearing seatbelts.

The video Warne posted can be seen below.

Taylor was driving the vehicle and could have been prosecuted for driving an automobile with unrestrained passengers, however, police have decided not to pursue charges on the 52-year-old on this occasion.

Warne is often regarded as one of the best bowlers in the history of the game. Retiring from the sport in 2007, the 47-year-old now works as a pundit for Australia's Channel Nine.

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