Devon and Cornwall Police on lookout for van driver watching porn on A38

Police are on the lookout for a van driver who was watching porn on his phone behind the wheel on the A38[1]. A Devon and Cornwall Police[2] officer warned that they would be looking out for the wayward motorist. Quite how the police came by their intelligence remains a mystery.

Sergeant Harry Tangye tweeted the news just before 4pm this afternoon, when he warning the male driver that he was likely to get stopped by cops for his frankly dangerous behaviour. He wrote: “If you are the guy watching porn whilst driving his transit van on the A38, we are waiting for you!” It comes a week after shocking footage was released by Highways England showing a trucker with his right foot on his dashboard checking his mobile phone while driving down a busy motorway.

You can see the footage above.

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Another driver, pulled over by Devon and Cornwall Police, was found to have sent 10 replies to 10 texts within one hour. Latest statistics show that mobile phone use is a factor in an average of two deaths on the roads every month, with 123 people losing their lives over the past five years. National Police Chiefs’ council lead for roads policing, Chief Constable Anthony Bangham, previously said: “Police forces are committed to keeping our roads safe and partnership with Highways England is absolutely crucial for that, as we can see from the thousands of offences detected by the HGV cab.

“Together with targeted local action by police officers, this has become an important element of our intelligence-led operations against dangerous driving. “Driving whilst distracted is completely unacceptable and police are also making use of the tougher new penalties to stop this dangerous behaviour by ensuring that offenders face the full weight of law. “People have to think about the consequences of their actions – a moment’s distraction can change innocent lives.

It is never a risk worth taking.”

Plymouth Police have a new weapon against dodgy drivers – a heavyweight undercover lorry that has already been out patrolling the A38.

The unmarked DAF truck might look like an unlikely vehicle for police to use but it gives cops an advantage point to see motorists texting at the wheel, watching movies on their mobile phones or in in this case watching porn.

References

  1. ^ the A38 (www.cornwalllive.com)
  2. ^ Devon and Cornwall Police (www.cornwalllive.com)

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