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Glasgow man munching in morning traffic

This driver in Glasgow appears to have a very nice car — £90,000 Maserati Granturismo S — but as a result of having spent all that money on his wheels, he's having breakfast on the road because has no house to eat in.

That’s the conclusion of helmet-cam user David Brennan who showed the driver tucking into his morning meal while piloting the 185mph Italian supercar in a video published yesterday.

“At first I thought this driver was on his mobile phone,” David says in the video’s intro text. He sounds pretty amused when he realises that the driver is actually having breakfast.

In November last year a man was charged after a driver was filmed apparently eating from a bowl of cereal in Edinburgh.

Speaking about that incident, Kevin Clinton, head of road safety at The Royal Society of the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), said: “This driver is being irresponsible and risking his own life and the lives of people around him, especially the cyclists he is overtaking.

“Trying to hold and eat from a bowl while driving is a particularly stupid and dangerous thing to do.”

Drivers caught eating in Scotland can be liable to £90 and three penalty points, with stiffer penalties if their driving is judged to be careless or dangerous.

Our official grumpy Northerner, John has been riding bikes for over 30 years since discovering as an uncoordinated teen that a sport could be fun if it didn't require you to catch a ball or get in the way of a hulking prop forward.

Road touring was followed by mountain biking and a career racing in the mud that was as brief as it was unsuccessful.

Somewhere along the line came the discovery that he could string a few words together, followed by the even more remarkable discovery that people were mug enough to pay for this rather than expecting him to do an honest day's work. He's pretty certain he's worked for even more bike publications than Mat Brett.

The inevitable 30-something MAMIL transition saw him shift to skinny tyres and these days he lives in Cambridge where the lack of hills is more than made up for by the headwinds.