Wednesday, 30 January 2013
It's not often I notice the Great and the Good out and about, but on the way back from Brisbane to Toowoomba today we were overtaken by a convoy which included the Governor-General (Quentin Bryce).
She was on her way to inspect the mess that is Laidley.
She was in a white Holden Senator with a crown where the number plate should be. I think the GG is the only person who gets around in a car without number plates.
It had a flag up front, but I couldn't see exactly what flag it was, as it went by too quickly.
On this section of the flood damaged Warrego Highway, the limit was down from the usual 100km/hr to 80km/hr, but the GGs driver didn't seem to have noticed.
What intrigued me was the 4WD (Toyota Prado) that held station about half a car length behind the GGs car. You can see it in the pic - taken on my iPhone.
No - I didn't take the shot - my passenger did. A zoom lens would have helped.
I'm not sure if the Prado was the security detail or a group of local authority people. Whichever, they were tailgating the GGs car.
That's a 3 point offence in sunny Queensland.
Not that we've seen much sun lately.
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