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Man seen on video driving while eating bowl of cereal with milk

By Mason White 12:37 PM November 3, 2013
Man holding bowl while driving 

By: Shifra Unger
(Scroll down for video) A man was spotted driving his car without holding the steering wheel.

Instead, he was holding a bowl of cereal with milk.

The video, which was captured by a bicyclist’s helmet camera in Edinburgh, Scotland, was posted to YouTube with the title: “Breakfast at 35 mph. Look no hands.” The subtitles added: “Corn flakes and milk at 35 mph.”

The cyclists caught up with the driver at a red light where the driver was seen tilting the bowl to get the last of the cereal.

Then, he place the empty plate on the passenger seat.

“This driver was irresponsible. He was risking his own life and the lives of people around him,” Kevin Clinton of The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents said.

“Trying to eat from a bowl while driving is a particularly stupid and dangerous thing to do,” he added.

Scotland Police confirmed that they launched an investigation into the incident.

“We will review this footage and carry out an investigation to identify the driver,” a police spokesperson said.

“Drivers are reminded to make sure they have total control of their vehicle when driving, and they should not participate in activities that may cause a distraction, which may result in a loss of control of the vehicle,” police said.

Earlier this year, police in Scotland announced that drivers, who will be caught eating while driving, will received a fine of £90 (about $150) and three points on their license.

This came after a study found that the reaction time to situations on the road was 44 percent below average by those who ate while driving.