In video: Trucker nabbed watching film while driving down M20
Footage from inside the lorry where the driver was watching a film was released by Kent Police.
A lorry driver has been caught watching a film on a laptop as he drove along a motorway.
Kent Police said the driver was only able to see a “small fraction” of the road ahead when he looked at the screen.
He was one of dozens caught flouting the laws as part of a five-day operation on the M20, which saw 37 drivers stopped for using a mobile phone at the wheel.
Footage from inside the lorry where the driver was watching a film was released by the force and shows how his visibility would have been affected.
On the clip, an officer is heard saying: “You lose complete sight pretty much of lanes two and three, the upper mirror is just visible.”
Thirty-three drivers were stopped for speeding during the operation, which took place between July 17 and 21, including one car driving at 105mph.
Superintendent Andrew Reeves said: “This five-day operation has made it clear that despite the costs, a minority of motorists are still prepared to break the law.
“Any momentary lapse in concentration, such as talking on the phone, texting or looking at a device such as a laptop in the vehicle, can have disastrous and life-changing consequences.
‘It is for this reason that such offences can carry a large fine and six points on your licence.”