TikTok Trucker films mate driving wearing fancy dress ELEPHANT HEAD

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This is the moment two truckers messed around as they drove lorries along the M6 – with one filming the other wearing a huge fancy dress elephant head at the wheel.

The clip, uploaded to TikTok on August 6, is believed to have been filmed on the motorway near Carlisle in Cumbria. 

However, the pair’s reckless antics for the sake of viral fame could land them on the wrong side of the law. 

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Police said they were making enquiries ‘to trace and prosecute both drivers’ who were transporting live cattle when the video was filmed.  

Footage shows a red HGV belonging to Martin O’Neill Transport Haulage driving down the motorway on the inside lane. 

As the filmer, in a second truck, pulls level with the first vehicle’s cab, the driver’s bizarre elephant mask comes into view.

The furry head – complete with giant trunk and ears – covers the driver’s entire head but somehow he seems able to see where he is going.

He looks over at his mate through the window twice before lifting his hands off the steering wheel. He then puts his foot down and accelerates ahead of the filming lorry. 

The clip shows one trucker wearing a fancy dress elephant head - complete with giant trunk and ears - while driving a red HGV (C) Provided by Daily Mail The clip shows one trucker wearing a fancy dress elephant head – complete with giant trunk and ears – while driving a red HGV

The truckers appear to know each other as the clip shows the pair laughing and joking together. 

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Martin O’Neill, 36, owner of the haulage company based in Strabane, Northern Ireland, defended the antics and claimed that there was no law against wearing elephant masks while driving. 

Mr O’Neill said: ‘I don’t think it’s against the law for a driver to wear an elephant mask. I don’t see no law that you shouldn’t wear a mask.’ 

However Cumbria Police said they were ‘making enquiries’ and the truckers could face prosecution.

A Cumbria Constabulary spokesman said: ‘Driving while distracted can have serious consequences. 

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The pair were transporting live cattle when the video was filmed

‘We would urge all drivers to concentrate on driving safely and behaving in a responsible manner while behind the wheel. 

‘Officers from the Constabulary’s Mobile Support Group are making enquiries to trace and prosecute both drivers.’

After the video was uploaded to TikTok,  the uploader revealed that they were heading towards Annan, a town in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. 

On the same TikTok profile, which features eight videos with red lorries adorned by Martin O’Neill Haulage signage, the uploader can also be seen filming more footage while driving his cab.  

Other videos appear to show the drivers joking together at truck stops while another clip shows the second driver, without the elephant mask on, laughing through the window to his pal while giving him the middle finger.  

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