Lorry driver caught with laptop
Published 30/09/2010 | 15:09
A lorry driver was ordered off the road after police found a laptop and DVD player mounted to his vehicle's dashboard, officers revealed.
Officers carrying out traffic checks in Stirling made the discovery after stopping the driver, who was making his way from Aberdeen to Dover.
Central Scotland Police said it was "incredible" to think that a professional driver would block his view in such a way.
The same lorry, which was from Hungary, also had a seriously under-inflated tyre, police said.
Road policing unit officers stopped the lorry as they carried out checks at the Craigforth weighbridge on September 21.
The driver was ordered off the road immediately and was only allowed back on his way once the problem was rectified.
Chief Inspector Donald McMillan, head of the road policing unit, said: "It is incredible to think that any professional driver would put things in place which would obscure his vision.
"Driving is their livelihood and they should know better than to put themselves - and other road users - at risk.
"It is not acceptable that a professional driver would behave in such a manner."
The force said nine minor defects were found on other lorries during the same check but the drivers were given time to have them repaired.