YouTube user Aberdeen Cycle Cam catches a Land Rover driver apparently using a number of electronic devices at the same time

Police Scotland have charged a driver who is accused of using his mobile phone, headphones and a laptop while behind the wheel in Aberdeen.

The 46-year-old man was caught on camera by YouTube user Aberdeen Cycle Cam, whose suspicion was arisen when he saw the Land Rover Discovery driver looking at his phone as he overtook.

Catching up with the 4×4, the cyclist looked in the window and appears to spot the driver with his laptop open and headphones in both ears.

A police spokesperson said: “Police can confirm that following enquiries into footage showing a road traffic matter on Queens Road, Aberdeen, a 46-year-old man has been charged and reported to the procurator fiscal.”

The incident took place on February 5 and the driver will appear in court at a later date.

This is the latest in a string of incidents caught on camera by cyclists that has resulted in a criminal charge. Recently the Metropolitan Police summonsed a van driver from Essex after a video emerged of him punching a cyclist to the ground in Hornchurch.

  • mac

    Whilst I agree that dangerous idiots like this should be removed from the roads as swiftly as possible, I can’t help feeling slightly unhappy about people going around armed with cameras, ready to film other people’s midemeanors.

  • NitroFan

    Its cheaper!

  • NitroFan

    Just one of thousands of idiots in cars that use phones tablets and other toys at the wheel. I just hope the magistrate / judge has bad piles and gout on the day he gets to sentence this particular selfish dangerous cretin.

  • Rupert the Super Bear

    I’m glad he’s being done. We need to catch more of these idiots.

  • Riggah

    I was about to say “shocking”, but it isn’t really. There are thousands of selfish, ignorant, self-obsessed idiots out there just like this driver. I have also witnessed a driver in peak-hour traffic with a laptop open and running on her passenger seat. Why are the police not seizing the initiative but leaving it to the public to catch these menaces?

  • Mike Mccarthy

    hope he gets a life time ban noobs like him sould not be on the road