Driver caught watching TV at the wheel

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The government is planning to introduce harsher penalties for using a mobile phone while driving, as some drivers are still not getting the message that they are putting themselves and other road users at risk. One motorist who certainly falls into that category is the driver of the Ford Fiesta in this video, who was caught watching television on his phone.

Captured on the dash cam of a following car, the driver was quickly branded "idiotic" for being so engrossed in the video, despite getting ready to join the M27 near Whiteley, Hampshire.

Fareham local Jon Ashley, who filmed the unidentified driver, said in a Telegraph report: "I quickly turned on my dash cam, and through the zoom on that I could see he was actually watching TV while driving.

"I was absolutely gobsmacked. This guy was watching an absorbing video in his car and was just about to join the motorway.

"He is an absolute idiot. He was either oblivious or just didn't care. I hope it's not the latter.

"How long before that guy is in a very close call or is in an accident because he is watching TV?"

Check out footage of the reckless driver below.