By Bethany Gleave
A musical commuter tried a completely new way to beat the rush-hour traffic – after appearing to bang on a BONGO DRUM while driving one-handed.
The driver was caught on camera apparently hammering a tune on the drum, which was wedged between his legs, in stop-start traffic.
Warren Shield, 37, spotted the unusual activity while on his way to work on the 70mph A46 in Coventry and couldn’t believe that the driver had decided to practise his drumming skills behind the wheel.
The telecoms engineer was first alerted to the unusual behaviour when he noticed the black Vauxhall Corsa was driving six car lengths behind the vehicle in front.
When he noticed the driver was drumming he burst out laughing.
Warren from Coventry, West Mids, said: “I was on my way to work in my van when I spotted him.
“I was in the inside lane and I noticed massive gap between him and the car in front. There was about a six-car gap which was strange.
“As I got to the side of him I looked in and he was just tapping away on this drum that was wedged in between his legs.
“I was laughing my head off when I saw him, it’s definitely not something you expect to see when you are driving.
“I had to do a double take but then I just couldn’t stop looking at him.
“He was playing them the whole time I was passing him for about three minutes before the filming starts.
“He just looked really happy, I might purchase a drum if they can make you that happy.
“The driver just wasn’t bothered he was completely oblivious to all of these people watching him.
“I couldn’t tell what tune he was playing but it was very rhythmic.
“He knew what he was doing and looked like he plays the drums quite a bit.”
Despite finding the driver’s strange antics amusing Warren also worried next time it could be a police officer pulling up beside the drummer landing him in trouble.
Warren said: “If it was a police officer that had pulled up at the side of him he would have been in a lot of trouble.
“I mean there is a time and place for drum practise and behind the wheel isn’t one of them.”