British motorist busted on camera eating cereal behind the wheel

"Absolutely ridiculous. Absolutely ridiculous -- you're a bloody danger," cyclist David Williams told the cereal-eating motorist.
By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   June 17, 2015 at 9:16 AM
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LONG DITTON, England, June 17 (UPI) -- A British cyclist wearing a helmet-mounted camera captured footage of an unusual type of distracted driver -- a woman eating a bowl of cereal at the wheel.

David Williams was riding his bicycle past slow-moving traffic in Long Ditton, England, when he spotted the motorist with one hand on the wheel and the other holding a bowl of cereal.

Williams circled the woman's red Land Rover and approached the passenger window.

"Put that down! You're on camera -- you're going to the police. I've got your number," Williams said in the video, which he posted to YouTube and Twitter. "Absolutely ridiculous. Absolutely ridiculous -- you're a bloody danger."

The motorist drove off with the bowl still in her hand, leaving Williams to have an incredulous conversation with the driver of a Honda Civic behind the woman.

"She's eating her breakfast, she's eating a bowl of cereal," Williams told the other driver.

Surrey Police said they have been in contact with Williams.

"When we became aware of the video, we direct messaged the original tweeter," police said. "We have an officer going around to get the footage -- once we have it, inquiries will get under way. We are keen to use the footage as an example. We are well aware and the matter is in hand."

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