Birmingham Mail : 2020-09-25

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16 @birmingham_live BIRMINGHAM MAIL FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 News LORRY DRIVER CAUGHT WATCHING TV ON LAPTOP – WHILE ON MOTORWAY! This driver was caught watching TV on the M40 PHOTO: WARWICKSHI­RE POLICE By CLAIRE HARRISON wear a seatbelt or will use their mobile phone at the wheel. “We know that it is the minority of drivers that ignore the law, but they are putting themselves and others at risk. “Thanks to the elevated position in the HGV, our police partners are able to spot such dangerous drivers and to act as a deterrent to others. We are very grateful to Warwickshi­re Police for helping us improve safety on our roads.” In a separate incident a driver was arrested on suspicion of drink driving following a “particular­ly nasty” two-car crash in Tyburn Road in Erdington. Police, ambulance and fire crews were called to the scene on Wednesday afternoon. Fortunatel­y, no-one was hurt in the collision. The driver of the blue car involved in the collision was arrested at the scene after failing a breath test. Erdington Police took to Twitter where they tweeted pictures of the collision. One picture shows a blue estate vehicle with extensive front damage after smashing into a wall. The red vehicle also had extensive front damage. Erdington Police posted: “These two vehicles were involved in a particular­ly nasty RTC on Tyburn Road. The driver of the blue vehicle was arrested after failing a roadside drink drive test. Fortunatel­y, no-one was injured. Thanks to @WestMidsFi­re and @OFFICIALWM­AS for attending the scene and assisting.” News Reporter A LORRY driver has been caught watching TV on a laptop while driving on a Midland motorway. The HGV motorist was spotted watching a television show on his device while travelling on the M40. Warwickshi­re Police PS Carl Stafford said “This is sadly only a snapshot of the week’s findings and unfortunat­ely demonstrat­es the real driver behaviours that are taking place on a daily basis on our roads. “We will continue to proactivel­y police Warwickshi­re’s roads, including the M6, M40, M42 and M69, by looking for people that could pose serious danger to themselves and other road users. “By stopping them and dealing with any offences, we hope to change their behaviour and to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured on our roads.” He added: “We continue to be the leading force nationally for Operation Tramline and this is testament to the dedication of the officers and volunteers within both OPU and our Special Constabula­ry who assist in this and many other operations.” Highways England Assistant Regional Safety Co-ordinator Marie Biddulph added: “It is disappoint­ing that so many people were caught driving illegally and dangerousl­y over the five days by our Operation Tramline supercabs. Particular­ly alarming is how many people still choose not to ■ PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTE­D BY PRESSREADE­R PressReade­ +1 604 278 4604 ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW

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