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Police investigating driver filmed driving with bowl in lap

Police are investigating after a helmet cam-equipped cyclist spotted a driver in Edinburgh eating a bowl of cereal, complete with milk, while driving at over 30mph.

YouTube user Raging Bike posted the footage after a ‘WTF’ moment as the driver passed him on a busy Edinburgh street. He caught up at the next lights and captured the driver on camera putting his cereal bowl aside.

Commenting on the clip, Raging Bike wrote: “I guess if you are hungry then why not eat a bowl of cereal as you drive.

“How did he do this? He must have planned to exit his house, climb into the car (no hands?) with a bowl of cereal and milk....who does that???”

A spokesman for the AA told Metro: “It’s pretty stupid. It’s unbelievable really.

“For some people their car, in a way becomes their home, and they behave in such a way that they would in their house.”

Police Scotland said an enquiry has been launched into the incident.

“We will review this footage and conduct an enquiry to identify the driver,” a spokesman said.

“Motorists are reminded to ensure they are in full control of their vehicle when driving and should not engage in any activities that can cause distraction or result in a loss of control.

“Anyone found driving inappropriately would be dealt with accordingly.”

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.

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Mart [110 posts] 2 years ago
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It's of no surprise. I've seen people put makeup on, brushing hair, reading books / maps and eating a variety of food and drinking tea/coffee from a china cup. I've even seen someone brushing their teeth while driving.
I'm more surprised that there is not a bigger call from these drivers for autonomous transport, then they can eat their breakfast in peace.

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benb [79 posts] 2 years ago
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I wonder if he's a cereal offender?

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DrJDog [336 posts] 2 years ago
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My boss used to give me a lift into work some mornings, and proceeded to shave on the way in. Electric shaver, so I guess it was fairly safe.

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stuartanderson [30 posts] 2 years ago
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35mph? Both breaking the speed limit then! I find the worst offenders of stupid driving are normally in Nissan Micra's or Honda Jazz's. Does anyone else have a 'favourite' repeat offending car?!!

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matheson [54 posts] 2 years ago
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Audi, by far the worst.

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farrell [1950 posts] 2 years ago
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stuartanderson wrote:

35mph? Both breaking the speed limit then!

Incorrect.

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jollygoodvelo [1410 posts] 2 years ago
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stuartanderson wrote:

I find the worst offenders of stupid driving are normally in Nissan Micra's or Honda Jazz's. Does anyone else have a 'favourite' repeat offending car?!!

Black Ford Galaxy. Vinyl company logo in the back window. Looks a bit like an A-L.

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John_the_Monkey [436 posts] 2 years ago
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matheson wrote:

Audi, by far the worst.

Those, new shape Minis, and Ford Focusses. (Foci?)

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Edgeley [340 posts] 2 years ago
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I cycled past a tipper truck today, parked by the side of the road, with the unmistakeable smell of cannabis wafting out of the windows.

Fine, except that relaxed driver is now going to be in charge of 10 tonnes of metal.

Sigh.

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2Loose [35 posts] 2 years ago
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Not sure which is better, "relaxed driver", as I wish many aggressive and impatient drivers should be, or alert but indifferent.

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badback [302 posts] 2 years ago
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Worst offending Vauxhall Corsa - either driven by the very old or very young usually in the same erratic manner.

The person who was driving the car deserves to be doing porridge  36

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benb [79 posts] 2 years ago
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stuartanderson wrote:

35mph? Both breaking the speed limit then!

It's not possible for a cyclist to break the speed limit, because speed limits only apply to mechanically propelled vehicles (that is, one with an engine or motor, excluding e-bikes)

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WolfieSmith [1318 posts] 2 years ago
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matheson wrote:

Audi, by far the worst.

Ditto. Audi's are the BMW's of the 21st century in terms of impatient arrogance. My pet theory is it's to do with the subliminal signals the interior design give you. Even the cheapest models are all black fascia with chrome boy racer gear stick. It's a performance cockpit for cocks.

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dreamlx10 [153 posts] 2 years ago
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German cars are the worst on the roads.

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dunnoh [198 posts] 2 years ago
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I find middle aged Citroen drivers the worst. Its like they have given up on life and feel they have to end mine. Then Audi A4's and Corsas.

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Rouboy [90 posts] 2 years ago
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Meals on wheels????

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magnatom [16 posts] 2 years ago
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This video is almost a carbon copy of one I made earlier in the year. I reckon he was easting Shreddies, though I can't be sure. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8UZ1GRjESE

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Guyz2010 [304 posts] 2 years ago
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Bet he'll get a Frostie reception form the Police, then he'll be doing some Porridge for the offence. "I should Cocoa".
Sorry!

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daviddb [132 posts] 2 years ago
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daviddb [132 posts] 2 years ago
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DrJDog wrote:

My boss used to give me a lift into work some mornings, and proceeded to shave on the way in. Electric shaver, so I guess it was fairly safe.

Ladyshave?

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Colin Peyresourde [1719 posts] 2 years ago
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Perhaps he thought it would help with his driving, you know, in case he needed to break fast.....

I'll get my coat.

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Pifko [110 posts] 2 years ago
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Hammer [10 posts] 2 years ago
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Time for this to hit the roads....

BTW... This IS my day job.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jQ1U9KZfWg&sns=em

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Hammer [10 posts] 2 years ago
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Time for SARTRE road trains to hit the roads....

Google "Volvo Sartre" for the film if the link gets blocked

BTW... This IS my day job.

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djcritchley [181 posts] 2 years ago
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On the positive side it looks like the driver is giving the cyclists plenty of room by keeping well to the right.

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Skylark [152 posts] 2 years ago
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Nosy cyclist. Fascinating world we live in.

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NorthEastJimmy [56 posts] 2 years ago
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Why am I not surprised to find people actually discussing what types of cars people drive are most likely to cause more trouble.

How about; I'm less likely to get a friendly nod from some cyclist in logo clad lycra because he's too pro to acknowledge lesser amateur cyclists. Also more likely to run red lights.

Not nice is it.

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dafyddp [356 posts] 2 years ago
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once watched a driver, at a junction, talking on her mobile while her excited dog jumped from her knee onto the passenger seat and back again.

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banzicyclist2 [299 posts] 2 years ago
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BMW drivers are the worst in the Lake District! They're real bunch of wankers.

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Leodis [403 posts] 2 years ago
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A ban for life should be the case, the reality will be they will get a telling off and thats it.

driving is a right not a privilege these days.

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