- Driver was filmed with laptop on lap on M60 near Prestwich on Thursday
- Dashcam footage appears to show him moving car forward in traffic
- Motorcyclist who captured footage said he was shocked by incident
A motorist has been caught on camera using his laptop – while driving in the outside lane of a motorway during rush hour traffic.
The driver was filmed with the laptop on his lap on the M60 near Prestwich, Greater Manchester, at around 6pm on Thursday.
Dashcam footage shows the man appearing to do something on his laptop before moving his car forward in the traffic.
The driver was filmed with the laptop on his lap while on the M60 near Prestwich, Greater Manchester, at around 6pm on Thursday evening
Motorcyclist Brett Mullineaux, 43, said he was horrified to see the driver using his laptop.
He said: ‘I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I slowed right down and took a second look and sure enough it was a laptop.
‘I couldn’t see anything moving on the screen, it looked like he was reading something.
‘He could see my camera but he just looked right through me. After I drove past I checked my mirrors again and he still hadn’t put it away.
‘I’ve seen it once before but not on the motorway.’
He added: ‘Do these people have any idea what that a split second can do? It could change someone’s life, and they would have to live with what they’ve done.’
Dashcam footage shows the man appearing to do something on his laptop before moving his car forward in the traffic
He said he is ‘sick and tired’ of seeing people using mobile phones at the wheel as he makes his way between his house and his workplace in Oldham.
Mr Mullineaux, an HGV engineer, said: ‘It drives me mad, I have had so many friends who also ride motorbikes who have been hit because car drivers are on their phones.
‘If you bump into me – I will come off my bike and I will be going under another vehicle.’
He said he will continue to post videos of similar incidents online because he wants to highlight the dangers of using mobile devices at the wheel.
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