Driver caught having a shave behind the wheel

Daily Echo: Driver caught having a shave behind the wheel Driver caught having a shave behind the wheel

A DRIVER was caught by police having a shave while at the wheel of his car.

The motorist was spotted by officers during a week-long clampdown on motorists who flout the law by not paying attention while driving.

Officers who were filming drivers from a lorry cab as it was driven along Hampshire’s motorways spotted the man using the electric razor as he sped along the carriageway.

He was pulled over and issued with a notice of intended prosecution.

As previously reported by the Daily Echo, the driver was one of 88 who were stopped by officers during Operation Tramline. The overwhelming majority of those stopped, some 55 drivers, were using their mobile while driving.

However, other drivers were spotted pouring out coffee from a flask into cup, while another was seen writing down a number on the back of their hand before attempting to then dial in on a mobile phone.

The offenders were given penalty notices, which was how 68 of the offenders were dealt with out of the 112 vehicles that were stopped.

The joint operation with Thames Valley police was run by Sgt Paul Diamond, who said: “Focus on the wheel when you’re driving – no phone call, text message or anything else is as important as a person’s life.”

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12:07pm Thu 24 May 12

Goldenwight says...

As previously reported by the Daily Echo, the driver was one of 88 who were stopped by officers during Operation Tramline.

The offenders were given penalty notices, which was how 68 of the offenders were dealt with out of the 112 vehicles that were stopped.


How many vehicles? 88, or 112? I'm sorry, Echo, but it can't be both, now, can it? Or perhaps 24 vehicles didn't have drivers?
As previously reported by the Daily Echo, the driver was one of 88 who were stopped by officers during Operation Tramline. The offenders were given penalty notices, which was how 68 of the offenders were dealt with out of the 112 vehicles that were stopped. How many vehicles? 88, or 112? I'm sorry, Echo, but it can't be both, now, can it? Or perhaps 24 vehicles didn't have drivers? Goldenwight
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12:07pm Thu 24 May 12

Niel says...

Good, one more learning experience.
The driver of a Red AUDI (Another Un Doubted Idiot) bearing the reg. R6OB K (probably should read R6 OBK, but deliberately mis-spaced) who was so distracted reading and answering texts as he proceeded North along the A335 to J5 I dared not attempt to filter past, could do with some of the same!
Good, one more learning experience. The driver of a Red AUDI (Another Un Doubted Idiot) bearing the reg. R6OB K (probably should read R6 OBK, but deliberately mis-spaced) who was so distracted reading and answering texts as he proceeded North along the A335 to J5 I dared not attempt to filter past, could do with some of the same! Niel
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12:16pm Thu 24 May 12

Georgem says...

Goldenwight wrote:
As previously reported by the Daily Echo, the driver was one of 88 who were stopped by officers during Operation Tramline.

The offenders were given penalty notices, which was how 68 of the offenders were dealt with out of the 112 vehicles that were stopped.


How many vehicles? 88, or 112? I'm sorry, Echo, but it can't be both, now, can it? Or perhaps 24 vehicles didn't have drivers?
Looking at yesterday's story, 112 were stopped, and 88 of those were prosecuted. Still, it'd be nice if the Echo could at least re-hash IT'S OWN stories properly.
[quote][p][bold]Goldenwight[/bold] wrote: As previously reported by the Daily Echo, the driver was one of 88 who were stopped by officers during Operation Tramline. The offenders were given penalty notices, which was how 68 of the offenders were dealt with out of the 112 vehicles that were stopped. How many vehicles? 88, or 112? I'm sorry, Echo, but it can't be both, now, can it? Or perhaps 24 vehicles didn't have drivers?[/p][/quote]Looking at yesterday's story, 112 were stopped, and 88 of those were prosecuted. Still, it'd be nice if the Echo could at least re-hash IT'S OWN stories properly. Georgem
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12:22pm Thu 24 May 12

MGRA says...

I saw someone the other day with a bundle of dried leaves in their mouth whilst driving , then they set fire to some butane and with this flame set fire to the bundle of leaves in their mouth.... the police COMPLETELY IGNORED THIS !!
I saw someone the other day with a bundle of dried leaves in their mouth whilst driving , then they set fire to some butane and with this flame set fire to the bundle of leaves in their mouth.... the police COMPLETELY IGNORED THIS !! MGRA
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12:25pm Thu 24 May 12

Big Mac says...

Doh! That was a close shave, thought he got away with it!

I often see women putting make-up on whilst driving – always makes me think 'how dumb', what a waste of makeup
Doh! That was a close shave, thought he got away with it! I often see women putting make-up on whilst driving – always makes me think 'how dumb', what a waste of makeup Big Mac
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12:35pm Thu 24 May 12

ohec says...

It could have been worse he could have been having a wet shave, the trouble is that driving should be a relaxed pleasurable experience and the so-called safety brigade are going to turn it into something akin to a trip to the moon, yes you need to concentrate but you should not sit there arms rigid and all tensed up as that is the most tiring thing you can do. If the do-gooders had their way you would not even be allowed to hold a conversation with your passengers, i am all for road safety but lets keep it in perspective, what is wrong with eating a Mars bar or something but it seems that gets you into trouble nowadays. I have never used my phone whilst on the move but if these restrictions on what i can and cannot do keep increasing i will say to hell with it and do what i like including using my phone. When you look at some of the examples set by our Police forces i don't think they are in any position morally to pick fault with other road users.
It could have been worse he could have been having a wet shave, the trouble is that driving should be a relaxed pleasurable experience and the so-called safety brigade are going to turn it into something akin to a trip to the moon, yes you need to concentrate but you should not sit there arms rigid and all tensed up as that is the most tiring thing you can do. If the do-gooders had their way you would not even be allowed to hold a conversation with your passengers, i am all for road safety but lets keep it in perspective, what is wrong with eating a Mars bar or something but it seems that gets you into trouble nowadays. I have never used my phone whilst on the move but if these restrictions on what i can and cannot do keep increasing i will say to hell with it and do what i like including using my phone. When you look at some of the examples set by our Police forces i don't think they are in any position morally to pick fault with other road users. ohec
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12:38pm Thu 24 May 12

opera phantom says...

Just make it an automatic ban for 12 months. If your job depends on
having a licence and you get caught, tough.
Obey the laws when driving.
There are no excuses.
Simple.
Just make it an automatic ban for 12 months. If your job depends on having a licence and you get caught, tough. Obey the laws when driving. There are no excuses. Simple. opera phantom
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12:41pm Thu 24 May 12

bigfella777 says...

It doesnt say if it was a man or a woman shaving and was it wet or dry?
It doesnt say if it was a man or a woman shaving and was it wet or dry? bigfella777
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1:01pm Thu 24 May 12

sarfhamton says...

Quality, what a legend!
Quality, what a legend! sarfhamton
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1:08pm Thu 24 May 12

Georgem says...

bigfella777 wrote:
It doesnt say if it was a man or a woman shaving and was it wet or dry?
First sentence of the story:

A DRIVER was caught by police having a shave while at the wheel of his car.


Third paragraph:

(police) spotted the man using the electric razor


Fourth paragraph:

He was pulled over and issued with a notice of intended prosecution.


So it mentions the driver's sex three times, and also that he was using an electric razor. Did you even bother reading the story, or are you one of the 'just-scan-the-headl
ines' mob?
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: It doesnt say if it was a man or a woman shaving and was it wet or dry?[/p][/quote]First sentence of the story: [quote]A DRIVER was caught by police having a shave while at the wheel of his car.[/quote] Third paragraph: [quote](police) spotted the man using the electric razor[/quote] Fourth paragraph: [quote]He was pulled over and issued with a notice of intended prosecution.[/quote] So it mentions the driver's sex three times, and also that he was using an electric razor. Did you even bother reading the story, or are you one of the 'just-scan-the-headl ines' mob? Georgem
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1:41pm Thu 24 May 12

WHITEE1987 says...

Concentrate on the wheel?? I can see alot of accidents happening now!!
Concentrate on the wheel?? I can see alot of accidents happening now!! WHITEE1987
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1:56pm Thu 24 May 12

Tiz says...

As a motorcycle rider I see loads of drivers not paying attention, worst one was a young female using eye-lash curlers at 50 mph!!!
As a motorcycle rider I see loads of drivers not paying attention, worst one was a young female using eye-lash curlers at 50 mph!!! Tiz
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4:29pm Thu 24 May 12

linstrand says...

Good picture was it the invisible man in the dark!!!!!
Good picture was it the invisible man in the dark!!!!! linstrand
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6:02pm Thu 24 May 12

pushamara says...

Tiz wrote:
As a motorcycle rider I see loads of drivers not paying attention, worst one was a young female using eye-lash curlers at 50 mph!!!
I'm a car driver and I often see motorcyclists not paying attention
[quote][p][bold]Tiz[/bold] wrote: As a motorcycle rider I see loads of drivers not paying attention, worst one was a young female using eye-lash curlers at 50 mph!!![/p][/quote]I'm a car driver and I often see motorcyclists not paying attention pushamara
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6:24pm Thu 24 May 12

sotonbusdriver says...

It should be compulsive to display a "D" plate for DUNCE for a year after getting caught for such offences.....
It should be compulsive to display a "D" plate for DUNCE for a year after getting caught for such offences..... sotonbusdriver
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6:43pm Thu 24 May 12

dango says...

sotonbusdriver wrote:
It should be compulsive to display a "D" plate for DUNCE for a year after getting caught for such offences.....
good plan, we can start with fixing one to that bus driver who jumped a red lights bus, can't we!!
[quote][p][bold]sotonbusdriver[/bold] wrote: It should be compulsive to display a "D" plate for DUNCE for a year after getting caught for such offences.....[/p][/quote]good plan, we can start with fixing one to that bus driver who jumped a red lights bus, can't we!! dango
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8:12pm Thu 24 May 12

bobbyboy says...

does this driving with due lack of attension include police officers eating rolls and sandwiches,chips and apples i've seen it all in my years of driving and some very recent.
does this driving with due lack of attension include police officers eating rolls and sandwiches,chips and apples i've seen it all in my years of driving and some very recent. bobbyboy
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8:38pm Thu 24 May 12

yorkshire-exile says...

Well done Dango, only took 15 comments before someone mentioned a bus driver in regards this story.
Well done Dango, only took 15 comments before someone mentioned a bus driver in regards this story. yorkshire-exile
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9:21pm Thu 24 May 12

arthur dalyrimple says...

its summer now , what next ? shower and soap in the cabrolet ?
its summer now , what next ? shower and soap in the cabrolet ? arthur dalyrimple
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9:48pm Thu 24 May 12

opera phantom says...

pushamara wrote:
Tiz wrote:
As a motorcycle rider I see loads of drivers not paying attention, worst one was a young female using eye-lash curlers at 50 mph!!!
I'm a car driver and I often see motorcyclists not paying attention
I do a lot of driving and I have seen many motor cyclists who seem hell bent on suicide.
[quote][p][bold]pushamara[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tiz[/bold] wrote: As a motorcycle rider I see loads of drivers not paying attention, worst one was a young female using eye-lash curlers at 50 mph!!![/p][/quote]I'm a car driver and I often see motorcyclists not paying attention[/p][/quote]I do a lot of driving and I have seen many motor cyclists who seem hell bent on suicide. opera phantom
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11:10pm Thu 24 May 12

arthur boutfaith says...

sarfhamton wrote:
Quality, what a legend!
What a show off !!
[quote][p][bold]sarfhamton[/bold] wrote: Quality, what a legend![/p][/quote]What a show off !! arthur boutfaith
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4:27am Fri 25 May 12

Verloren Hoop says...

Ohec puts a good point across. There is a limit on how much interference in their lives people will take.
Ohec puts a good point across. There is a limit on how much interference in their lives people will take. Verloren Hoop
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10:07am Fri 25 May 12

Georgem says...

bobbyboy wrote:
does this driving with due lack of attension include police officers eating rolls and sandwiches,chips and apples i've seen it all in my years of driving and some very recent.
What exactly is "due lack of attention"?
[quote][p][bold]bobbyboy[/bold] wrote: does this driving with due lack of attension include police officers eating rolls and sandwiches,chips and apples i've seen it all in my years of driving and some very recent.[/p][/quote]What exactly is "due lack of attention"? Georgem
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12:11pm Fri 25 May 12

BillyTheKid says...

Motorcyclists must be the most responsible road users, as you never see them eating, drinking, smoking or having a shave as they roar past you on the motorway. Although I did see one polishing his helmet whilst weaving in and out of a traffic queue once.
Motorcyclists must be the most responsible road users, as you never see them eating, drinking, smoking or having a shave as they roar past you on the motorway. Although I did see one polishing his helmet whilst weaving in and out of a traffic queue once. BillyTheKid
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