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.
John has been writing about bikes and cycling for over 30 years since discovering that people were mug enough to pay him for it rather than expecting him to do an honest day's work.
He was heavily involved in the mountain bike boom of the late 1980s as a racer, team manager and race promoter, and that led to writing for Mountain Biking UK magazine shortly after its inception. He got the gig by phoning up the editor and telling him the magazine was rubbish and he could do better. Rather than telling him to get lost, MBUK editor Tym Manley called John’s bluff and the rest is history.
Since then he has worked on MTB Pro magazine and was editor of Maximum Mountain Bike and Australian Mountain Bike magazines, before switching to the web in 2000 to work for CyclingNews.com. Along with road.cc founder Tony Farelly, John was on the launch team for BikeRadar.com and subsequently became editor in chief of Future Publishing’s group of cycling magazines and websites, including Cycling Plus, MBUK, What Mountain Bike and Procycling.
John has also written for Cyclist magazine, edited the BikeMagic website and was founding editor of TotalWomensCycling.com before handing over to someone far more representative of the site's main audience.
He joined road.cc in 2013. He lives in Cambridge where the lack of hills is more than made up for by the headwinds.