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Lorry driver pulled over for watching YouTube

Lorry driver pulled over for watching YouTube

You’d hope that lorry driver ‘s concentrate on the road, given that they’re driving several tons of metal around.

But unfortunately, we all know that isn’t always the case.

Like when this driver was pulled over on the motorway yesterday, and police realised he was watching YouTube on a tablet balanced on the dashboard.

The YouTube-loving man was heading south on the M5, and had plugged his tablet into charge so he could catch up on some videos.

He was stopped as part of a crackdown by West Midlands Police, out looking for lorry drivers using phones at the wheel after a series of horrific high-profile crashes.

Last week a driver was jailed for ten-years for killing 4 including children when he failed to stop in traffic while scrolling through music on his mobile phone.

Tomasz Kroker, 30, from Andover, Hanmpshire, smashed into the vehicle carrying Tracey Houghton, 45, her sons, Ethan Houghton, 13, and Josh Houghton, 11, and her stepdaughter, Aimee Goldsmith, 11, at an estimated speed of 50mph.

Their car was shunted underneath the back of the lorry and crushed to a third of its size, killing all four instantly on the A34 dual carriageway north of Newbury in Berkshire.

Kroker pleaded guilty to four counts of causing death by dangerous driving and one count of causing serious injury by dangerous driving at Reading Crown Court.

Evidence revealed that Kropker was so distracted by his phone that he barely looked at the road for almost a kilometre.

Sentencing him Judge Maura McGowan said his attention had been so poor that he ‘might as well have had his eyes closed’.

Just an hour before the fatal smash, Kroker had signed a declaration to his employer, promising he would not use his phone at the wheel.

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