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.