By Charles Creasey
A motorcyclist has revealed footage of the moment a ‘brain-dead’ motorway commuter was caught eating a BACON BUTTY while driving at 50mph – with NO HANDS on the wheel.
Brett Mullineaux was driving to work early on September 12 on the M62 just outside Greater Manchester when he caught the hungry traveller munching away in the middle lane.
Shocking footage from Brett’s headcam shows the driver doing around 50mph down the busy motorway with neither hand on the wheel while he chomps down on his breakfast.
Meanwhile his pal eats his own dinner and chats to the driver, seemingly unfazed by his lack of control over the vehicle.
Brett, 42, said: “I just thought ‘wow’ – now that’s unbelievable.
“He had what looked like a bacon sandwich with him at the wheel. He must have been completely brain-dead.
“There’s a lot of good drivers out there but there are a lot of bad drivers as well. But they just won’t learn until it’s too late.
“The thing that was so unbelievable is that he had both hands on the sandwich and wasn’t even holding the wheel – I have absolutely no idea how he was controlling the car.”
Motorcyclist Brett says after spotting the dangerous driver, his aim was to get away from him quickly in case he lost control of the car while concentrating on his breakfast.
Brett said: “I was coming down the M62 to work this morning when I just noticed a car – the car behind me – it was just a little bit too close for comfort.
“I looked back and he was in the middle lane and I just saw him doing something strange.
“I checked my mirrors and I saw the man behind the wheel doing something but I just didn’t know what at first.
“When I drove up parallel with him I realised he had both hands on his sandwich with no hands on the wheel.
“I couldn’t believe it. No hands on the wheel with both hands on a bacon sandwich in the middle lane of the M62.
“My instinct there was the same as what it always is in these situations. I try my best to drive on ahead because if they swerve as a result of what they’re doing that’s it for a motorcyclist.
“He was keeping quite steady but I wanted to get ahead and clear as quickly as possible.
“He just had both hands on the wheel and he was looking right at me. So was his passanger.
“My big worry is that he’s going to swerve and not just knock into me, but everyone around me. People like this are a real danger.
“Like I keep saying, it’s not worth a £200 fine and six points on your licence – but there’s no telling these people.
“They just won’t learn until they kill someone.”