Nov. 15 (UPI) -- A driver on an Australian highway is facing sharp criticism after a fellow traveler caught him on camera playing trumpet behind the wheel.
A video captured by a passenger in a nearby vehicle on the M1 highway in Queensland's Gold Coast shows the man playing the brass instrument while driving about 70 mph.
The Royal Automobile Club of Queensland blasted the musician's actions as irresponsible.
"It's clear some motorists refuse to recognize just how fragile their lives are when they're operating a vehicle while distracted," a RACQ representative told the Gold Coast Bulletin. "Distracted driving is one of the biggest killers on our roads and every second your eyes are off the road increases the risk of a crash."