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Driver caught filling out paperwork behind the wheel on the M5 motorway

The driver was filling out paperwork while behind the wheel on the M5. Credit: PA Images

Devon and Cornwall's road safety team have caught a driver filling out paperwork behind the wheel on a motorway.

The No Excuse safety team spotted the driver on the M5 this morning (4 September).

They posted the sighting on social media.

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Police and Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez praised the team for their actions and said: "I am shocked that people still think this kind of behaviour is acceptable."

Drivers need to understand that their actions have consequences – some of which can prove fatal. I hope the driver in question learns their lesson and won’t repeat what’s been seen today.

– Alison Hernandez, Police and Crime Commissioner

In July and August the road safety team in Devon and Cornwall tweeted nine incidents of drivers using their phones behind the wheel.