Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Road Rage Over A Small Matter

.. or a little news from down under.

Woman's 'small penis' slur from ad leads to road rage

By Mark Schliebs

A WOMAN giving another motorist the “small penis” hand gesture – popularised by a driver safety advertising campaign – provoked him lash out in an act of road rage, a court heard.

Simon Jardak was yesterday convicted and fined $400 for maliciously damaging property after throwing a bottle out his window in anger because the RTA hand gesture offended him.

The hand gesture was the basis of a New South Wales advertising campaign against speeding. (Watch video of the ad below.)

Jardak told Balmain Local Court that he felt emasculated by the woman’s hand gesture while driving over the Anzac Bridge in August.

“She started doing that hand gesture, you know, the RTA one,” Jardak told Magistrate Bill Bryden.

“And it offended me… because of, you know, ‘small’… she implied I had a small penis.”

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