Distracted driving, indeed!
A cyclist in Aberdeen, Scotland, captured a driver during the busy morning commute on Aberdeen’s crowded streets, with earphones in his ears, a cell phone in his hand, and an open laptop computer beside him, Mashable is reporting.
The video was captured by a self-described vigilante who calls himself Aberdeen Cycle Cam. On his YouTube channel, he states that his goal is to capture video footage of the distracted and otherwise bad drivers of Aberdeen, in order to publicly shame them.
“Don’t want to be a star in my videos? Don’t endanger others. Drive properly, don’t be impatient and don’t be rude. Simple!”
In the video, you can see Mr. Aberdeen Cycle Cam roll up to the distracted driver and try to confront him. The driver does not appear interested in discussing his misdeeds with the cyclist, and instead drives off.
“This bloke is driving a Land Rover in town, looking at a mobile phone, laptop and wearing headphones on both ears. Not only is he not paying any attention to the road, I suspect he’s not even on this planet. I was truly surprised when I saw the laptop with the screen on and the headphones on both ears. I was ‘just’ expecting him to be on his mobile phone, as I see dozens of times everyday.”
Don’t think that the distracted Scot is going to get off scot-free. Thanks to the video, Aberdeen police are, according to the Aberdeen Press and Journal, “following a positive line of inquiry.” We’re assuming that’s British-speak for “we’re investigating.”
[Image courtesy of: The Aberdeen Press and Journal]