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Idiotic driver filmed driving at speed while holding a burger in one hand and a cold drink in the other

An idiotic motorist was blasted by road safety campaigners after he was pictured driving while holding a burger in one hand and a cold drink in the other.

Scottish driver Martin Irvine shared the image of himself travelling at speed – with neither hand on the wheel – on his Facebook page.

The outrageous picture shows Irvine in his Peugeot car, drinking juice through a straw and holding a half-eaten McDonald’s burger in his other hand.

One amused friend commented: ‘Now that’s what I call multi-tasking. HaHaHa.’

But stunned campaigners branded the self-employed joiner’s actions ‘shocking’.

Neil Greig, of the Institute of Advanced Motorists, said: ‘There is no way you can be in proper control of a vehicle with a burger in one hand a drink in the other – that is just plain stupidity.’

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said: ‘The photograph has been passed on to the relevant department for further inquiry.

‘Inquiries are ongoing and officers are following a possible line of inquiry.’

This is not the first person allegedly to be caught on camera with their focus on food rather than the road.

In November, last year, a driver was charged with a road traffic offence after footage apparently showed a motorist eating a bowl of cereal in his lap while driving one-handed in Edinburgh.

In April, last year, footage of a school boy hitching a lift on the back of a lorry was uploaded to Facebook.

Sonny Wilson, 12, said he ‘scared himself’ when he jumped on the back of the truck and clung on as the driver then set off unaware of his stowaway passenger.

Sonny, from Blackburn, Lancashire, said he didn’t expect the vehicle to drive off when he climbed on.

The prankster said he tried to jump off when fear set in but the lorry had picked up speed.

‘I couldn’t get off because it was going so fast,’ he said.

He faced a police grilling after his father David Wilson and mother Karen Brian, both 48, saw the footage on Facebook and called the police.

The incident was captured by a front seat passenger in a car travelling behind.


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