BBC Radio 2 presenter Jeremy Vine has shared footage of the ‘shocking driver’ eating chips while driving and using his phone twice on London’s Kensington High Street – behavior he claims he wants to report.
The bicycle campaigner released a clip on his Twitter in which he posts numerous cycling videos containing interactions with drivers he perceives as poor.
Earlier this month, one of the 57-year-old’s videos shows him getting very close to a bus and screaming ‘Woah!’ viewed more than 2 million times.
In his latest clip, Jeremy Vine, who also presents a TV show on Channel 5, announces that “the worst part of [his] drive is Kensington High Street [and] the worst part of Kensington High Street is drivers like this.
Recounting the recorded journey, the broadcaster called attention to the behavior of a woman driving the Landrover Discovery.
Jeremy Vine claims he filmed a woman eating a bag of chips behind the wheel
The broadcaster also filmed the driver on his cell phone at a red light
He said: ‘This is a 4X4 driver doing ol’ “I could eat a bag of chips with two hands and still drive regularly”
‘Against these massive vehicles, a cyclist is just a bag of blood.
“I would not have uploaded this footage if it weren’t for what happened next.
“Turns out he thought it was okay to use his phone in the light, typing with both hands.”
After catching up with the driver, she sees him again on her phone and scolds him.
‘Just a reminder, this behavior can cost you £60 and 600 points on your licence.’
After sharing the video on social media, Jeremy Vine was flooded with messages of support and shock from fellow cyclists and followers.
Someone said: ‘Jeremy it’s so scary watching these clips.
“I’ve been driving for almost 43 years and driving standards have fallen a lot.”
Another said: ‘£600 is nothing to someone like him. Hopefully 6 points!’
Another posited: ‘Seeing a guy with two arms catch up with me one morning eating a full baguette.
“Another time, another vehicle I was in, saw a man spooning cereal in his face on the M27.”
‘Used to see cups full of coffee or tea being drunk. Not so much now.’
There is some confusion as to whether the driver in question was eating chips or an actual bag of chips.
Thankfully this is something Jeremy Vine corrected himself in the comments.
He said: ‘That’s chips, not chips… which is hot food. But like I said, I’m not going to upload for that alone.’