Driver spotted reading book at 70mph on M1 motorway

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Woman spotted reading book while driving on M1
Woman spotted reading book while driving on M1

A woman has been spotted reading a book while driving at around 70mph on a busy M1 motorway.

The driver was seen resting the book on her steering wheel as she drove 10 miles down the busy stretch of road.

The reckless act was captured on camera by builder Andrew Stonham, 28, who was on his way home on the M1 in Leicestershire when he spotted it.

He described how he first saw the woman, driving a Nissan Micra, at around junction 25, and watched her carry on reading until he got off at junction 27 - 10 miles away.

According to the Mirror, Andrew said: "We saw her about 200 yards back and my friend said he thought something was up.

"We caught up with her but we were struggling to keep up in the central lane. It's not even like she was in the slow lane.

"We were beeping at her and I was waving at her out of the window. She finally looked over, smiled and waved before carrying on as normal."

According to the Express, he added: "We're on the motorway all the time and we see people eating or putting on make-up, stuff like that, but this was unbelievable.

"It's dangerous. We need to name and shame people like this."



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