Dumb driver plays game on iPad while driving 65 MPH on highway in Scotland [Amazing Photo of the Day]

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This happened in Scotland on the M8 motorway near Eurocentral junction at 4:45 PM this past Thursday. Here is what happened, as per the person who took the photo (who was sitting in the passenger seat of another car, by the way):

“I was in the passenger seat as we passed this guy who was doing 65mph. I looked down and couldn’t believe my eyes. He was sitting playing the Real Racing game on his iPad and glancing up at the road every now and then. I have never seen anything like it, it was ­terrifying to watch. The guy looked to be in his mid-20s. He saw me looking at him and was waving at me but when I tried to take a picture of his face he turned away behind the seat. At one point he ­undertook us still playing the game on the iPad. If the guy keeps carrying on like this, he is going to kill himself or someone else, for sure. He needs a wake-up call. The fact that he was playing a car racing game made it all the more ­unbelievable. Could he not have been content just to do the real thing safely?”

What a moron.

[Thanks Ticketyboo, via Daily Record]

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  • Hans A.

    It was mighty nice of you to cover up the license plate for privacy but I think in this case it’s perfectly acceptable to submit the photo to the police for proof of the driving violation. I know a lot of people now are worried that “it’s no longer Big Brother, who’s doing the watching, rather it’s Little Brother (people with cameras in their iPhones), who are doing the everyday spying”. However, given the enormous danger that this particular driver is exposing hundreds of other drivers to, it’s justified to play “Little Brother” for a day and report the offender. After all, what is this particular evidence good for, if not to stop a horrible accident before it happens? Think about it — how would you feel if tomorrow the 10 o’clock news reported a pile-up on that same highway and you recognized the vehicle from your picture as the one, identified as the culprit, but you did nothing to prevent it? IMO, this has gone way past dumb driving, this is openly criminal behavior.

  • AT

    [@Darcy] Unfortunately, chances are the person(s) killed or injured is NOT the idiot driver. Just like drunk drivers kill more innocent people than the drunk drivers themselves.

  • Front runner for this year’s Darwin Awards

  • Rob (Down Under)

    You never know, this could be the next ‘Jackie Stewart’
    Rob
    PS They are a tough wee bunch the Scots.
    Did you know that the Roman Empire conquered the whole known world EXCEPT Scotland.

  • Seamus McSeamus

    Just when you think you’ve seen the height of idiocy, someone comes along and raises the bar for other idiots.