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Driver Caught Watching A DVD At The Wheel

Monday September 26 2011


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A POLICE operation which saw officers recording drivers from an unmarked HGV revealed drivers watching a DVD player and another making repairs to a CB radio microphone with a screwdriver.

South Yorkshire Police specialist roads policing officers dealt with over 500 offences on the county’s motorways - which included the Barnsley stretch. 181 fines were handed out for offences like using a mobile phone at the wheel, not wearing a seatbelt and not being in proper control.

A spokesman said: "The most reckless behaviour included one driver watching a DVD player and another making repairs to a CB radio microphone with a screwdriver, with no hands on the wheel. In addition, 320 tachograph offences were detected, one driver was dealt for using red diesel and another was dealt with for being in control of vehicle that was 1.6 tonnes overweight.

"By borrowing an unmarked heavy goods vehicle, it gave officers the ability to see directly into the cabs of commercial vehicles as well as getting a different view of regular vehicles to check whether their drivers were keeping their eyes on the road."

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Reply Posted by Mick on Monday September 26 2011 at 16:28
"181 fines were handed out for offences like not using a mobile phone" Wow, they really are getting tough. Lol.

Reply Posted by Mick on Tuesday September 27 2011 at 20:13
WAB, you've removed the 'not' - making my  1st comment look like I am a fool. Not sure I can ever forgive you for this. I will give it some thought & get back to you.

Reply Posted by nicky on Wednesday September 28 2011 at 11:04
I'm very sorry Mick - thank you for the correction, there was indeed a typo, which we corrected.