Lorry driver caught driving with both hands on phone

Police pulled over a lorry driver on a Berkshire road – after he was caught driving with no hands on the wheel. The trucker, who was driving a 44-tonne HGV, was spotted using a mobile phone in both hands on Farnham Road, Slough. He was also smoking a cigarette and told police he had been using the phone as a Satnav.

This was not enough to convince Thames Valley Police to let him off however and he was hit with an instant fine of GBP200. A Thames Valley Police spokesperson said: “This driver took a remorseful walk back to the cab of his 44-tonne HGV. He was stopped on Saturday afternoon by Roads Policing officers on Farnham Road, Slough, having been seen using a mobile phone with both of his hands while also smoking a cigarette – so no hands on the wheel.

: Street drinkers face GBP100 fine in Berkshire town’s crackdown “The driver said he was using his phone as a satnav and was entering an address. As the driver was a non-UK resident he had no address for service of summons and was issued with an instant fine of GBP200 and will have six points added to their UK driver record.

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