Driver caught steering a transporter carrying two vans along with his elbow

Driver caught steering a transporter carrying two vans along with his elbow

Driver caught steering a transporter carrying two vans along with his elbow

A driver caught by police steering a transporter along with his elbows on the M40 – PA/Nationwide Highways

A driver of an enormous transporter carrying at the very least two vans has been caught steering the car with simply his elbow whereas travelling down a busy motorway.

In a video launched by Nationwide Highways, the motive force of the lorry is captured by police with out his palms on the wheel whereas travelling at excessive speeds on the M40 close to Graydon.

When alerted by police within the unmarked van, he shortly places each palms firmly on the wheel however was later pulled over by a close-by police automobile.

The video was certainly one of three launched by Nationwide Highways to kick off its week of motion to deal with unsafe driving on the M1. Operation Freeway will contain common patrols between London and Leeds by eight police authorities all through subsequent week.

In one other video, a driver of a horsebox is captured utilizing each palms to textual content when the undercover police pull up beside him on the A46 Coventry Jap Bypass.

The third video exhibits a driver on the M40 selecting up her cellphone to speak with one hand, whereas persevering with to manage the steering wheel with the opposite.

The movies had been taken as a part of Nationwide Highways Operation Tramline initiative which makes use of unmarked HGVs to determine driving offences. The concept is that the elevated place of the HGV cab may give police a greater view of offences being carried out by drivers.

The initiative, which was launched in 2015, has captured greater than 33,254 offences, with 30,830 autos being stopped by the police.

The most typical offence is driving and not using a seatbelt, with 9,962 drivers being stopped for this, whereas utilizing a cell phone (8,368) was second, adopted by driving with out correct management of your car.

Operation Tramline will make up an enormous a part of the week of motion on the M1. Operation Freeway will begin on Monday (6 March) and finish Sunday (12 March) and see police forces from Thames Valley and Bedfordshire to West Yorkshire Police participating.

The M1 is the busiest motorway in Britain with drivers travelling 21 million miles a day on the street, equal to at least one in each seven miles travelled on the nation’s motorways.

Nevertheless, it additionally has among the highest charges of accidents, with 200 incidents day-after-day, and 4,087 site visitors collisions throughout final yr.

Jeremy Phillips, Nationwide Highways Head of Street Security, mentioned: “We’re dedicated to lowering the variety of folks killed or severely injured whereas travelling on our roads by 50% by 2025 and we’ve a long run ambition for zero hurt.

“To realize that we have to deal with the unsafe driving behaviour that we sadly nonetheless encounter.

“By means of this week of motion we need to encourage motorists to consider their driving and to undertake safer behaviours.”

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