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  • 13 November 2012, 15:38

'Idiot' Driver Wears Sign As Punishment

A woman who was caught on camera driving on a path in Cleveland has served the first of two hour-long humiliations, standing in the cold holding a sign warning people about idiots.

Shena Hardin served out her highly-public sentence for an hour on Tuesday, with the second hour to come on Wednesday.

The 32-year-old was bundled up against the harsh weather, puffing on a cigarette, wearing dark glasses and avoiding comments as passing vehicles honked their horns.

Her handwritten sign read: "Only an idiot would drive on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus."

Satellite TV trucks streamed the event live.

Hardin repeatedly drove across across a path, rather than wait behind a parked school bus as it unloaded its passengers.

The bus driver captured her in the act on his mobile phone and then contacted police.

Hardin's licence was suspended for 30 days and she was ordered to pay $250 in court costs.

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