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WATCH | Driver busted talking and texting at the same time on busy highway

John Stanley

UPDATE

In a statement to The Ray Hadley Morning Show, NSW Police confirm they were able to identify the driver of the van. He will be fined $337 and will lose five demerit points.

See full statement below

Bankstown Highway Patrol Officers reviewed the footage obtained by The Ray Hadley Program and were able to identify the van’s driver.

He will receive an infringement notice for the offence of ‘Driver use mobile phone when not permitted’.

This carries a penalty of $337 and five points.

A driver has been caught on camera talking and texting at the same time on a busy Sydney highway.

A listener has sent in the disturbing video to the Ray Hadley Morning show, which shows a male driver completely distracted behind the wheel of his white van.

The footage was taken just before 2pm on Saturday on the Hume Highway at Bankstown.

The female listener says she saw the white van swerving all over the place and narrowly avoiding other vehicles.

The video she took explains why.

The driver can be seen lifting the phone closer to his face while texting.

Click PLAY below to see the disturbing footage

Traffic and Highway Patrol Command Chief Inspector Phillip Brooks tells John Stanley it’s a miracle an accident didn’t occur.

“It’s absolutely incredible that noone was involved in a crash in this particular incident,” he says.

“Certainly at a time when we’ve had 273 lives lost on our roads so far this year, this event could have quite easily added to these very sad and tragic numbers.”

Mr Brooks says police will welcome any further footage to help “prosecute this person off our roads”.

Click PLAY below for the full interview

John Stanley
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