The driver behaved like an idiot on several counts:
1. By not wearing his seatbelt;
2. By whining at a PO about his fence panels being vandalised/stolen, when he hasn't reported it;
3. By driving at all when he is in such a obviously stressed and agitated state of mind.
It does annoy me when I see irresponsible drivers - people using mobile phones whilst driving particularly irks me. However....
..the problem is, when no harm is done (notwithstanding the "might have/could have"), people (OPs) get upset when they are punished, even if it is supposed to be for their "own good".
I appeciate that POs are only there to enforce the law, and don't make it, but those having it enforced upon them are most unlikely to come face to face with those who draft it and pass it into statute. Hence, POs, will have to bear the brunt of the upset at "the point of delivery".
If you are a PO, how would you expect the driver to behave at being issued with a fine? If he was sangune about it, then the likelihhod is that it's probably not going to have the intended effect?