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Driving fine: Motorway driver handed huge fine for eating cereal while driving

The motorist was handed a £100 fine after she was caught by the undercover truck police. The 23-year-old was amongst dozens of offenders caught by police utilizing an unmarked HGV to determine unlawful driving.

The lady was additionally given three factors on her licence after officers caught her travelling throughout the southbound M90 Queensferry Crossing close to Edinburgh.

Police Scotland’s visitors officers have been utilizing an unmarked lorry cab as a part of Operation Tramline.

The operation has beforehand caught 1000’s of offenders in different elements of the UK.

It started in late April this year.

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Other offences recognized by officers within the truck included dashing, driving with out insurance coverage, and failing to put on a seatbelt.

Road policing officer Tom Aitken stated: “Most people know the effect alcohol and drugs can have on driving, but the small things can be overlooked.

“It is just not smart eating as you are driving, it is downright dangerous.

“The same goes for using any mobile device and reading.

More than 21,000 drivers have been caught as part of the operations.

The most memorable cases among them included a truck driver being spotted letting go of the steering wheel so he could hold a phone to each ear.

Another motorist was seen steering with his knees while he ate and used a mobile phone at the same time.

Roads officer Tom Aitken added: “Reducing the number of road casualties is a priority for Police Scotland and we are always looking at ways to enhance our ability to investigate road traffic offences.

“The HGV enables officers to have a good view of drivers and what they are doing.

“It is another tool we are using to make Scotland’s roads safer.”

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