This man was convicted 2 days ago of dangerous driving, he was given a 12 month driving ban, a heavy fine and ordered to take an extended driving test.
Abraham Gniwosch crime was over crowding his 5 seater Volvo S70 car, how many people do you think he managed to put in the car?? 7 maybe 9!! he was stopped by the police who found 13 people in his car! yes 13!!, can you imagine that??
The BBC did a reconstruction, you can watch the video here and see if they actually managed to cram 13 people into a similar car.
Actually I noticed that the worst offenders when it comes to cramming cars with people are usually Muslims and Jews, I used to work for a Muslim school and it was a common sight every morning to see parents dropping their children and their neighbours children at school, usually many kids would be there and of course not enough seat belts, I have noticed the same happening outside Jewish schools in North London, while I believe that most parents do it for the sake of convenience and not meaning any harm to the children, it is still dangerous and can cause injury and deaths which can be prevented just by sticking to driving laws.
Many Libyan & international websites have been writing about the American/Libyan girl, Mercedes or Asmahan Farhat representing Libya as the first ever Libyan female to swim for Libya at the Olympics, while I wish her the best of luck I think the information is wrong, a Libyan female swam for Libya at the 2004 Athens Olympic, Amira Edrahi took part in the Women's 50m Freestyle, I do seem to remember as well Libyan female swimmers taking part in the 1980 Moscow Olympics, I was a bit young then so I am not sure of this but I think 2 Libyan/Italian sisters took part, perhaps someone knows about this more than me.
an interview with Mercedes/Asmahan Farhat & her father