Lorry driver caught eating from bowl behind wheel of '44t killing machine' on M1
A lorry driver has been caught eating from a bowl while driving on the M1 by an undercover officer. Police busted the haulier after he was spotted whizzing along the motorway with no hands on the wheel, LeicestireshireLive reports. Officers have said the rule-breaker was “dealt with accordingly” as Leicestershire Police described the vehicle as a “44 tonne potential killing machine”.
The force have been this week as part of Operation Tramline – where undercover officers patrol motorways in an unmarked HGV monitoring other drivers. Previously the operation has caught dozens of motorists breaking the rules while driving, and this week was no different – spotting a handful of rogue offenders endangering others while driving. Leicestershire Police’s tweet said: “And here it is…. driving a 44 tonne potential killing machine whilst cleaning your bowl!! … neither hand properly holding the steering wheel.
This is NOT acceptable in any way! Driver dealt with accordingly!”
Another man was spotted using their phone while driving (Image: Leicestershire Live)
Another motorist cheekily gave the thumbs up as officers took a photo of him not wearing his seatbelt.
This was one of several drivers not wearing a seatbelt during the drive, according to the police’s update.
Other drivers were spotted on their phones, not focusing properly on the road as they made their way along M1 and A1 lanes.
Undercover officers spotted the bowl driver while patrolling in an unmarked HGV (Image: Leicestershire Live)
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Operation Tramline is run five times a year by police and helps them detect and record people driving unsafely on Leicestershire’s roads.
People that are caught driving unsafely can be issued a traffic offence report, or TOR, on the spot – which is for not driving with care and attention.
OpTramline officers also give out on-the-spot fines for anyone spotted driving unsafely.
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