Driver charged for using phone, laptop and headphones (video)

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.

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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.