The driver is on the A1(M) near Wetherby when a lorry pulls up alongside him, filming him with his phone and not wearing his seatbelt.
However, what he doesn’t realize is that the vehicle is a state highway “supercab” and there are two police officers inside.
The driver was fined for not wearing a seat belt and using a cell phone. He was given six penalty points and fined £200.
Others filmed include a lorry driver in the East Midlands who steers with his knees while having lunch on his knees and using his phone and a West Mercia driver eating lasagna with a knife and fork while driving on a motorway .
Surrey Police spotted a lorry driver boiling a kettle on the dashboard and another eating pickled gherkins from a jar with his elbows on the steering wheel.
The footage, taken on the A1(M) near Wetherby by North Yorkshire Police, captures one of more than 26,000 offenses recorded by officers as part of a new crackdown which is being launched in Yorkshire today today (March 21).
A1: Unmarked HGV ‘supercabs’ to patrol the Yorkshire Motorway to catch law breaks…
Operation Mainline will see a number of unmarked ‘supercabs’ belonging to the national motorways running up and down the A1 between Northumberland and North Yorkshire, catching unsuspecting drivers who break the law and issuing fines.
The national motorways deal with incidents on the A1 every day with 9,675 reported in 2021, including 614 accidents.
Superintendent Emma Aldred, Head of Specialist Operations at North Yorkshire Police, said: ‘As police we see too many people taking serious risks on our roads – and those risks can cost lives, and often do. .
“We are delighted to join Northumbria Police and Durham Constabulary in working with National Highways to create a really strong team, to target those breaking the law on our road network.
“This operation has already yielded remarkable results and we know that this time will be no different. Officers will cover the stretch of the A1 24/7 and will not let up in their efforts to target those who have no respect for others on our roads.